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Echo Technical Support / Re: Echo and Kasa smart switch
« Last post by mike27oct on October 22, 2017, 02:14:07 am »
Hope you saved the instructions for your TP Link switches as they tell you how to reset switches and start over.  Otherwise, check at the Kasa website.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo dot connection to new wifi
« Last post by mike27oct on October 22, 2017, 02:09:39 am »
Best thing to do is contact Echo customer service phone number.  They can guide you along via a phone chat.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Echo and Kasa smart switch
« Last post by malliekm on October 22, 2017, 02:06:57 am »
Make sure your Kasa app is up to date.
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Echo Tips & Tricks / Re: Need better sound quality! Echo dot 2nd gen.
« Last post by iolinux333 on October 21, 2017, 10:54:04 pm »
As the above people said, streaming quality is generally garbage. Amazon is probably sending the lowest quality they think they can get away with, to save (make) money.

Maybe in twenty years there will be excess bandwidth everywhere and audio quality will get back to 1970s levels.
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I bought two of these last time they ran the deal. Now I wish I hadn't.

The Tap is crippled. It can't make phone calls, can't turn off the stupid confirmation beep, and can't be added to a multiroom soundscape.

It's too bad. It could be a great piece of hardware. It seems to have been abandoned.
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Echo Technical Support / Echo and Kasa smart switch
« Last post by kwandtke on October 21, 2017, 08:49:07 pm »
So here is a question. I have an echo and a bunch of smart switches .. several running WEMO and  a few KASA ... I recenly changed my Wifi so did a complete reboot on all the switches ... Told my echo , which was controlling them all to forget them .. then re-programed all the switches .. kept names same ... they all work from the KASA and WEMO apps .. can turn them on and off just fine.  My echo cannot no longer see the KASA's .. I do a discover and nothing .. it found the WEMOs .. so now I have no echo control ..

Any ideas?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alarm That Plays an Amazon Prime Playlist
« Last post by malliekm on October 21, 2017, 08:15:06 pm »
"metered data plan" is exactly why we can't enjoy the offerings of a
Chromecast device and streaming TV shows.  Each Chromecast uses
about 10MB (or more) of data per HOUR when it's not being used.  During the hours of 2am to 8am, data download is free.
18 hoursx10 = 180MB per day. Times 30 days is 5400MB/5.4GB.  I have two Chromecasts
for a total of 10.8GB if we never used the Chromecast!  It is constantly streaming when it's not
even on.  My monthly data plan is 20GB.  One of the not so good things about only having satellite
internet to choose from.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alarm That Plays an Amazon Prime Playlist
« Last post by jwlv on October 21, 2017, 06:44:18 pm »
I didn't read that tidbit in the description. Assuming that they are sending a silent stream until the alarm goes off, I wonder how much data that uses. Being that it's silent, it should be compressed to almost nothing. At least I hope so. Otherwise people who are on a metered data plan might be in for a huge surprise on their next bill.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: UNpairing Alexa and Fire Stick??
« Last post by malliekm on October 21, 2017, 06:13:42 pm »
Thanks!  I've sent her the info.  I'll let you know if it works for her.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alarm That Plays an Amazon Prime Playlist
« Last post by StevenR on October 21, 2017, 05:28:42 pm »
Hmm that's quite interesting. I didn't think it was possible to push events or commands to Alexa. I wonder how they did it.

The description of the skill includes the following:
“If another skill uses Alexa’s AudioPlayer to play audio before the set time, the ClockRadio alarm or timer will be canceled.”
That makes me think that this works by playing a stream which starts with silence of the correct length based on when you want the alarm to go off and then continues with the music you want to play.
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