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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Alexa's question context
« Last post by strayfish on April 23, 2017, 04:56:48 am »
Just tried it with Queen Elizabeth - successfully went through that same process all the way and then pushed it to grandchildren where it ran into the wall. I'm in the UK and my Echo's version is 5589. Haven't interrogated a Dot yet.

And now I have.
Dot1 (oldest but 2nd gen. Software version 571207720) managed the first two levels but not the 'children' question. It took a stab at it though, with a biological definition of 'child'.
Dot2 (later purchase, 2nd gen. Software version 575215620) couldn't answer the 'children' question and didn't try.
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Echo Technical Support / Echo Dot sound delay with Bose Soundlink Mini
« Last post by Eaton on April 23, 2017, 04:14:34 am »
I have a second generation Echo Dot which I have had paired to a Bose Soundlink Mini (original). I purchased it around Christmas time and for the first couple months had no problems. About two months ago I started to have the first 2-3 seconds of the Alexa response getting cut off. For example if I ask what time it is silent for three seconds then says "seventeen PM". This doesn't happen with any of my other 4 bluetooth speakers and Amazon CS said that they had never heard of this happening. Has anyone ever had this happen and been able to fix it? I bought the Bose speaker specifically to have in my bedroom and it would be disappointing to not be able to use it that way.
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Amazon Echo Dot & Fire TV Stick
« Last post by mike27oct on April 23, 2017, 12:55:11 am »
This was recently discussed, so search the forum for "fire tv" or variations of it.  No. Dot does not work with it, but a Fire tablet can with Fire TV app on it.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Does the Tap have bluetooth out capability?
« Last post by iolinux333 on April 22, 2017, 08:11:12 pm »
It does not.  Just tested. Awesome that the Echo can now. It used to not be able to.

I hope they add this to Tap soon. I also hope they add change wake word and turn off the stupid beep in hands free mode too soon. There's no reason Tap shouldn't be as full featured as Echo and Dot.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / WTF.... Push notification?????
« Last post by smeg on April 22, 2017, 08:00:43 pm »
Just a heads-up. Out of the complete blue my dot just said....... "Your amazon dot just received an update and needs to restart. It will be available in a few minutes."
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Alexa's question context
« Last post by jwlv on April 22, 2017, 06:58:08 pm »
I just tried it on my Echo Dot v2, the questions about Mitt Romney, his wife, then his children.
It does work.

Perhaps it's a feature that's only available to US locations for now.
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Amazon Echo Dot & Fire TV Stick
« Last post by MLilly on April 22, 2017, 06:58:04 pm »
Hi all, I just got an Amazon Echo Dot and was wondering if this has capability to work with my Fire TV Stick - it isn't the new version that has just come out with the Alexa on the remote.  Not sure why they haven't integrated it that way instead of into the remote...
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: iPhone Alexa
« Last post by jwlv on April 22, 2017, 06:54:00 pm »
I got the email with the Microphone info on it, but the app has not changed at this point... there was no schedule offered to let us know when they will roll it out.

Any updates on it?

The email states you can talk to Alexa with the Amazon app, not the Alexa app. The microphone icon is at the top right, next to the search box and camera icon.

Here are the links to the Amazon app if you don't have it.
IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amazon-app-shop-scan-compare-and-read-reviews/id297606951?mt=8
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.mShop.android.shopping&hl=en
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Does the Tap have bluetooth out capability?
« Last post by mike27oct on April 22, 2017, 06:01:47 pm »
Don't really think so, because that was not mentioned when the announcement regarding Echo and Dot was made.  Anyway, it is unnecessary -- just connect directly to a BT speaker if that is what one wants to do.

Idea!:  If you have a Tap, then try it and report back if it did or did not work.
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Yep, and sometimes it does it when you are not expecting it to swap speakers/devices.  Example, yesterday:

I was playing music from iPad to BT speaker, then I disconnected the source feeding the iPad via wireless, , , ,

I left things as they were and a while later, I ask a nearby Dot the time -- silence.  After trying to figure out why the silence, I unplugged the Dot and heard it disconnect from the BT speaker I had been using with iPad.  Seems that the Dot jumped onto the speaker that was free and was why I heard nothing from Dot until I also turned off BT speaker.  Too many BT devices on can cause all sorts of issues!
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