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Echo Assistive Technologies / Re: Remote communication through Alexa
« Last post by Jez on March 27, 2017, 10:39:29 pm »
Dot 'Broadcasting' is coming but that's still audio only. The thinking here was a visual solution for those hard-of-hearing. Are you thinking more towards 'Dot' intercom? or 'Dot' music share?
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That's pretty Cool, Jez... and may be helpful in the future... but for now, My uncle is the only one that has hearing issues, and the alert system was thought out so he could try and watch a movie with headphones on... and not miss an alert if needed. So far I think this will be fine, and there are some options available for future expansion as well (including the possible use of the system you are showing above).

Thanks for sharing that for sure!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo "Share"
« Last post by malliekm on March 27, 2017, 05:59:06 pm »
About half way down this page, you'll find the answer to both of your questions.  I figured the answer was no, but wanted to back up my answer. 
https://www.howtogeek.com/262664/what-you-can-and-cant-do-with-multiple-amazon-echos/
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Echo "Share"
« Last post by Wembley808 on March 27, 2017, 05:29:48 pm »
This may have been posted or even answered before, couldn't find a search for it.

Is there a way to :

Set an alarm to be on all Echo devices in my home ? (1 echo, 3 dots) from one echo?
Listening to music on one echo and then share with all echo's?
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Echo Assistive Technologies / Re: Remote communication through Alexa
« Last post by Wembley808 on March 27, 2017, 05:25:39 pm »
I really want to "share" the things I listen to with the other Echos (dots) in my house, is there a way to do this without a PC?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa opened my personal banking
« Last post by Jez on March 27, 2017, 09:04:57 am »
and my forums pages, and my private web stats
https://youtu.be/jxo8gfkuRpA
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Mixing brands
« Last post by jdeacon on March 27, 2017, 09:02:30 am »
Great. Thanks.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Would like to control Alexa from out by the pool
« Last post by Jez on March 27, 2017, 09:00:55 am »
The solution I've got is,

Music is played through my normal HiFi system, Amps, TV's etc
I ask Alexa to 'Open my jukebox'
This shows me all tracks of my music collection on any mobile device without installing anything
You select a track by touch and it stacks up ready to play on the home hi fi

I have a large music video collection that I really don't want to upload to anywhere and don't want to use Bluetooth to play it.

If you have any volume then Alexa is going to struggle to hear anyway, but this is still serious home automation just fits the situation a little better .. in my mind.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Mixing brands
« Last post by kevb on March 27, 2017, 07:25:42 am »
As far as the Echo is concerned, there is no disadvantage. Once all is set up, you can just speak to Echo to control all of them as opposed to several apps.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Mixing brands
« Last post by tuicemen on March 27, 2017, 07:25:20 am »
You can mix several different HA brands.
I have wemo, sonoff, zwave, and X10.
I also control things with IR and RF using the RM Broadlink
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