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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Confused about separate accounts, Spotify?
« Last post by cessna1466u on November 14, 2018, 01:05:27 am »
Thanks for the replies Jerome I didn't get notification that you replied so I didnt see it sooner. From what I can see online and redditt you are correct, one spotify acccount per household no matter which amazon account you are using on the device. The spotify account is setup on main amazon account/device so it is always there.

We do have Prime and have 6months of free family plan music so I might have to try that instead of Spotify, hate to say it but I have found that Amazon has quite a few songs that Spotify doesn't.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: New Dot won't play music in Group
« Last post by PhillipsFam on November 13, 2018, 11:27:16 pm »
FYI, after some more tinkering around I got it working but only on one. I thought the culprit was that I was naming the devices with multiple words (ie: Living Room vs. LivingRoom). Changing it to a single word with no spaces or special characters made it work but not on the other Dot so I'm not sure why it magically started working on the one. Still hoping someone can explain to me soon.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Packaging
« Last post by TP404 on November 13, 2018, 10:32:29 pm »
Full disclosure, please. Did you order the Dot from Amazon?

I haven't bought any yet. I will be buying some from their B2B distributor in AU, JB-HiFi. I need the box dimensions because they are being used for corporate gifts so I'd like to put them in a nice box for our clitents.
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Echo Technical Support / New Dot won't play music in Group
« Last post by PhillipsFam on November 13, 2018, 10:08:25 pm »
I bought two new echo dots, set them up with the ap and then tried to create a group (for example one group called bedroom) which I added one of the new dots to. Then I said "Alexa play Jimmy Buffet Station in Bedroom". It says I can't play music in group yet...". This worked fine on an older dot. All our Echo Dots are gen 2 and have the same software version. Why are the new ones not working while the older ones are?  And FYI, I have multi-room music set up for all of them as a different group and that works fine. I found that for the older Dots I could set up a group and it would play music on them. I can be in the kitchen and say "Alexa play Jimmy Buffet Station in Bathroom" and it will. But not with these newer ones. Anyone have a thought on this?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Packaging
« Last post by mike27oct on November 13, 2018, 09:23:54 pm »
Full disclosure, please. Did you order the Dot from Amazon?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen Packaging
« Last post by TP404 on November 13, 2018, 07:39:58 pm »
Hey everyone,

Bit of an odd question, does anybody know the dimensions of the retail box for the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)?

Thanks
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Echo Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Follow up mode
« Last post by stocklen on November 13, 2018, 05:27:13 pm »
Kindof given up on this now.

It was supposed to be "imminent" when the UK press were talking about it back in March.

8 months later and I suppose that its just never going to be released outside of the USA.

Absolutely no reason why not.... but hey.
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Echo Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Whisper Mode - UK
« Last post by stocklen on November 13, 2018, 05:24:05 pm »
Unfortunately this seems to be yet another feature that may take forever (if EVER) to make it outside the USA.

.... still waiting for Follow-up mode and that's been "promised" (in the UK media) since March of this year.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Confused about separate accounts, Spotify?
« Last post by Jerome on November 13, 2018, 05:03:39 pm »
OK, I tried again tonight.
From the Alexa app in my browser (desktop), I was able to invite my wife who typed in her Amazon account (members of the household you invite need to be on the same country as the host)
I noticed some funky behavior the 1st time (ie entering the Configuration mode) which I canceled.
The second time it went through though and I got a successful message within the Alexa app.
I am able to switch accounts vocally just by saying "Alexa, switch accounts" but there is no way to link my wife's spotify account to my Echos in either the desktop website or the smartphone app.
After googling some more, it seems like you cannot have household members use their Spotify on Echo devices which are linked to the original owner's Spotify account (not sure I'm clear lol).
https://www.reddit.com/r/amazonecho/comments/95rqzz/can_i_use_the_same_spotify_family_account_on/
Apparently that's 1 Spotify account per Amazon account ie per device (each member of the family would have his/her device with his/her Amazon account on it and his/her Spotify account linked to it)
But I want to keep my Echo devices all under my Amazon account for management reasons and multiroom capability obviously.
Shame :'(

[Edit] OK, I think this whole thing might work with Amazon Music because I have a dropdown list with my name and my wife's name under : https://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html#music/PRIME_MUSIC/stations
X's music library
Y's music library

But neither of us are Prime member to test this  :-\
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Echo Across the Pond (Europe) / Whisper Mode - UK
« Last post by rekn on November 13, 2018, 02:20:44 pm »
Hi All,

I've got an Echo Spot and was just wondering if anyone else that also has the Spot, is able to use Whisper Mode? So far I haven't noticed the ability to either enable it using the Alexa App or on the device itself?

Thanks!
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