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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by StevenR on December 12, 2017, 02:37:48 pm »
Hmmm... that's not much good is it? 

Before the 'Alexa says' addition, when I'd say 'good morning' it would run the routine and say 'ok' which is just as bad  :-\

Not sure what else we can do now?


I'd suggest sending feedback through the Alexa app. I've already done this but, the more of us in the UK with this issue who report it, the more chance it has of being fixed.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: music list
« Last post by grahamb on December 12, 2017, 02:36:38 pm »
Hello, thanks for reply. can you tell me what is the best software for me, to enable me to access the files with voice activation? if there is one.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by RichieRich on December 12, 2017, 02:30:32 pm »
Interestingly I switched my language to English (United Kingdom) and I get the same results so the issue appears it may be related to the language setting.

Looking more and more like a bug then :(



I've not found a workaround with the "Alexa Says" action of Routines but I did find one with "Simon Says" (I was using this as part of an alarm clock app to make Alexa say things when the alarm went off) by enabling a skill called "Repeat After Me". But this has the disadvantage that you need to say "Alexa, ask Repeat After Me to say phrase" and obviously won't work with Routines.

Hmmm... that's not much good is it? 

Before the 'Alexa says' addition, when I'd say 'good morning' it would run the routine and say 'ok' which is just as bad  :-\

Not sure what else we can do now?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by StevenR on December 12, 2017, 02:17:58 pm »
I have this exact same issue. I'm also in the UK (if relevant). Did you ever find a cure?

I've not found a workaround with the "Alexa Says" action of Routines but I did find one with "Simon Says" (I was using this as part of an alarm clock app to make Alexa say things when the alarm went off) by enabling a skill called "Repeat After Me". But this has the disadvantage that you need to say "Alexa, ask Repeat After Me to say phrase" and obviously won't work with Routines.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by tuicemen on December 12, 2017, 01:59:42 pm »
Interestingly I switched my language to English (United Kingdom) and I get the same results so the issue appears it may be related to the language setting.
If I set the language to English (United states) or English (Canada) I don't get the "I heard" at the start of the responce
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by RichieRich on December 12, 2017, 01:39:40 pm »
FYI, mine does this ALL the time, it's not random like yours, it says it every time :(
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Routines - New "Alexa says" Action
« Last post by RichieRich on December 12, 2017, 01:38:18 pm »
Has anybody else tried the new "Alexa says" action which has been added to Routines?
It allows you to select from a range of categorised phrases for Alexa to speak when triggering the routine. Unfortunately you are limited to that selection of phrases, you cannot create custom phrases. Also, behind the scenes, it appears to use the "Simon Says" functionality.
This means it is subject to the same issue as "Simon Says" (may only be an issue in the UK) where Alexa will randomly say "I heard phrase" rather than just repeating the phrase.
I tested a routine which starts of by saying "Good morning", triggering it several times, and it randomly says "I heard good morning" instead which spoils the effect somewhat.

I have this exact same issue. I'm also in the UK (if relevant). Did you ever find a cure?

My Echo has a routine triggered when I say 'good morning' it says good morning, turns on a couple of lights and reads the weather.

Like yours, mine also  says "I heard good morning" which as you say, is  just ridiculous.

Same with 'good night', it turns a load of TP-Link plugs and lights off, then says "I heard good night"  !?

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Ourdoc, coudl you please explain how can I pair my Fire TV remote to Amazon Echo?
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Is the new Echo 2 deaf ?
« Last post by kayut on December 12, 2017, 01:28:49 pm »
mikee123, I have exactly the same problem with Echo 2.
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Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Control fire tv from your dot
« Last post by kayut on December 12, 2017, 01:27:06 pm »
Ye, I also can confirm that this feature is not available in UK yet.
Another feature which is not available in UK is the ability to select a song as alarm. This feature was recently introduced in the USA.
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