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Dragon but why would you buy a lot of expensive speaker. Your expensive one can be loud enough while you are in the kitchen unless you live in a mansion.

As for the OP try mypod skill. That's how you can enable the play every where coz it can be played directly through Alexa. When BT is involved you can not do that.
Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Bank Holiday Savings from Amazon
« Last post by AlanH on May 23, 2018, 08:39:35 am »
Amazon UK have a Bank Holiday promotion, with the Echo Spot down to 99.99 and the Echo 2nd generation down to 74.99.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Radio Stream
« Last post by asianrocker on May 23, 2018, 08:37:52 am »
I checked that mypod skill. That's what the OP is looking for but I fail to see why you need to stream it to Alexa. I guess so you can voice command it to play and that is what I meant why most skills are pointless, IMO.

Playing it via BT is easier or directly play it on laptop. Clicking is easier in this case compared to mouthful of voice command to play it.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Skills List
« Last post by asianrocker on May 23, 2018, 07:50:10 am »
Eh last time I sifted through their skills list. they are all useless novelties.

Why go to internet to search for echo skills when you can search directly in the app? That's where I always search.

Easier coz you can enable it right away but I also disable them right away coz well they're pointless. LOL.

Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Skills List
« Last post by bjaxlrose006 on May 22, 2018, 11:50:24 pm »
Agreed, manually sifting through thousands of Alexa skills on the Alexa app is nothing short of a herculean task.
Echo Technical Support / Re: Drop In question
« Last post by jwlv on May 22, 2018, 11:43:14 pm »
One way to do this is to have a TV or radio playing in the location that you are not. So when you drop in on that location, you'll hear what's on the TV or radio.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Test Alexa Skill- MyPetDoc
« Last post by annette on May 22, 2018, 11:23:40 pm »

I hope it is ok to make this request on this forum.

My name is Annette, I work with Vet24seven, Inc. and we are launching a skill, MyPetDoc, on Alexa and Google Assistant. MyPetDoc provides pet health information to pet owners based on thousands of conversations between pet owners and veterinarians, and veterinary reference manuals. In addition to information provided by the bot, pet owners always have the option of speaking with a vet, live.

It is currently in test mode. Since you are early adopters and innovators, wed be interested in your feedback of our beta version of MyPetDoc. Would you like to be a beta tester?  Asking a couple of questions and providing feedback will take about 10 min. You will receive a free phone consultation(s) with a licensed veterinarian in exchange for your testing. 

This is the ask of a beta tester:

- Ask MyPetDoc at least 2 questions (more if you like) from the 5 topic areas listed below.
- Between 4p - 9p PDT, opt to speak with a veterinarian via phone for at least one of the questions you ask. Your phone session with a licensed veterinarian (provided at no charge) will occur within 5 minutes of requesting it during that time period. You can have as many phone consultations with a veterinarian as you like if you select that option during your question, we just have a specific time period of 4p - 9p PDT daily reserved for beta testers if you request a live conversation with a vet. (You must have a US phone number for a phone session with a veterinarian)
- Report bugs or issues via a link provided to a simple Google form
- Ask your MyPetDoc questions, and complete your phone consultation with a veterinarian by Sunday, May 27th 9pm.
- Complete a brief survey of your experience after the beta test period. Ill email it to you.

For our beta launch, we're covering 5 topic areas for cat and dog questions. Please ask your questions from the following topic areas.
Urinary Issues
Eye Issues

If you are interested in testing, please visit and provide your name and email. Within 24 hrs you will receive an intro email from me and an email from our dev team with a the link to the test version of MyPetDoc.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Vet24seven, Inc
Echo Technical Support / Drop In question
« Last post by marked on May 22, 2018, 07:54:20 pm »
I have a Dot at my office (not at home)  and an Echo in my kitchen at home.  Is there a way I can tell if my attempts to Drop In from my office to my kitchen are successful, without having anyone in my kitchen when I try to drop in from my office?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Skills List
« Last post by kenf on May 22, 2018, 04:26:53 pm »
interesting list.  I only have the Nest skill installed from that list.

Saw 2 more for products/services I have.  That's probably the first thing to fetch is skills for anything you have/use.  Spotify, Nest, Fitbit, etc.

I have very few skills installed (wish Alexa made it easier to see that list).  Most of them are as I suggested, services I use.  I do not and will not have my $ hooked up to Alexa.  So no banking app or amazon shopping enabled.

I'm a very boring user, I reckon.

I have a fair amount of automation, lights, door locks and Echoes in every room.  Alexa gets used for handsfree activation of stuff more than anything.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Radio Stream
« Last post by JohninCT on May 22, 2018, 02:59:44 pm »
I had the same problem. Try the My Pod skill. It lets you add 15 stream URLs and play them on your Echo. Works like a charm.
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