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Amazon Echo Discussion / About routines
« Last post by MagicDrop on July 17, 2018, 09:33:00 am »
I am trying to set up routines, can sports be added or do i need to use a new flash? Also trying to set up a second routine for my wife. In the original it has Alexia tell me something new and fun can is there a way to add that to a 2nd routine?
Down Under Echo (Australia) / Re: How many echo’s do you have and location?
« Last post by fstbusa on July 17, 2018, 08:26:11 am »
gen 1 echo in the living room which is a large open space shared with dining room and kitchen.  1 dot in the basement and 1 dot in the garage.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Turn on plug whenever Alexa wakes
« Last post by eshroom on July 17, 2018, 08:22:45 am »
Thanks, that would be one way. Other options would be connecting the amp to my TV and running Spotify through my fire TV or making the first command "Alexa, turn on amplifier", which has the double benefit of muting accidental Alexa wakes.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Turn on plug whenever Alexa wakes
« Last post by garyyoung on July 17, 2018, 08:11:37 am »
I don't have an answer to your specific question (and I'm curious if there is a way to do that), but I do think there's an alternative way to solve your problem. Get a cheap bluetooth speaker that will work while plugged in to mains (some won't play while the battery is charging). When you're listening to music, you can hear Alexa through your stereo system. When you're done listening to music, say, "Alexa, connect," so that you can hear Alexa through the bluetooth speaker even when your stereo is off. When you want to listen to your stereo, say, "Alexa, disconnect."
Amazon Echo Discussion / Turn on plug whenever Alexa wakes
« Last post by eshroom on July 17, 2018, 07:32:22 am »
I have a smart plug that my old school amplifier is connected to so I can turn it on and off via Alexa whenever I want to play music.

I'd like to connect Alexa to my amplifier via 3.5mm jack, but unless the amp is turned on, I won't be able to hear Alexa. Is there anyway to make Alexa automatically turn on the amplifier smart plug on Alexa wake?

Amazon Echo Discussion / order multiple item on echo
« Last post by renegade600 on July 17, 2018, 04:26:11 am »
just tried ordering two amazon cloud cams using the echo.  would not let me.  I had to order each separately.  wondering if I am going to get an email verifying that it was two orders since they were one right after another  :-)  at least I got two for the price of one  :-)  been needing two more cams for a while now. 
FYI turns out i guessed correctly. Amazon servers crashed hard and didn't come back fully for 90 minutes. i actually saw a short bit on it reading my google news feed. searched online and found already a half dozen stories posted on the outage. thankfully short lived. for many alexa is optional for myself, circumstances being, well not so much at this point. Glad she's back ;)
Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: hue sync
« Last post by asianrocker on July 16, 2018, 08:03:26 pm »
This guy just discovered the awesomeness:

I mean I only have 1 lamp and my mind is blown so I can relate to his excitement.

I kind of agree with the 1 commenter that said his mind is blown that they cost too much. LOL ya think?
Echo Technical Support / Re: Echo Dot pausing while playing Amazon Music?
« Last post by asianrocker on July 16, 2018, 07:57:36 pm »
Maybe it's coz of prime day. I have that same problem on my Alexa powered speaker.

The genuine echo plays fine if it doesn't disconnect. But it will surely give me a red ring of death.
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