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Echo Technical Support / ECHO and NEST Thermostat
« Last post by JiminSTLouis on February 26, 2017, 03:59:45 pm »

I bought two nest ECHOs last week and have been having a great time exploring everything they can do all weekend.

I have it connected to my NEST learning thermostat and I can't find the right command to switch from heat to cool.  I've searched on line and all instructions I can find only talk about adjusting the temp up and down.

My son has a google home and he can do this with his NEST, but I know both devices are google products so it may have more functionality than ECHO.

Thanks and I look forward to learning more about ECHO in this community.

Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa across devices
« Last post by scottrods on February 26, 2017, 02:54:08 pm »
Well, Mike... I think you're right about the cross usefulness of the Echo with the Firestck... They really ought to be more compatible between them... But like you, I don't use many of the apps that come already installed, and I have Installed KODI as well.... nothing works with voice command with ANY remote or echo product, outside the original apps, or apps that are available through the factory channels... Once you're in KODI, voice does nothing at all. I had kind of hoped for more voice control. The One big thing that lost me was the fact you have to press and hold the Microphone button to give voice commands... No wake word type stuff. Purely manual again after playing withThe Echo for a while now.

Overall, The Firestick does a lot, with a lot of waiting time for it to find and initiate streaming of most items I want to watch... Once it's hooked up and streaming everything is OK. I installed the SpinzTV build on it and it's pretty cool as far as browsing and stuff... even some cool live TV as well... with a 20 second delay (roughly). I just watched as everyone talked up the firestick so big, until I finally got one... Google Chromecast was almost as good, and all it did was stream whatever I conjured up on the computer/tablet/phone...
Echo Technical Support / Alexa with Harmony hub and multiple tvs :P
« Last post by ve2dx on February 26, 2017, 02:22:56 pm »
Hello Gang, am new to the group, here is the setup then the issues


3 Echo Dots

- Kitchen and living room called Computer

- Kids Bedroom called Echo

- Master Bedroom called Alexa

Harmony Hub covering 3 TVs.

- Kitchen Assis cable TV controller with Samsung TV and IR blaster connected to IR1 of the Harmony hub.

- Master bedroom assis cable TV controller with Samsung TV and IR blaster connected to IR2 of the Harmony hub.

- MAIN : Living room with Harmony hub, 2 spliters on the ir ports used localy and remote (see above), assis cable TV, Yamaha amp, Sony TV, Sony Blueray, Sony DVD carrousel, Bluetooth receiver on Audio 1, Crestron airmedia, chromecast.

Problem1 ;

fairly simple, I fully configured Echo Dots and Harmony, but for the life of me I can only control power in secondary sites (kids Bedroom and MasterBedroom)??????

all the other commands like volume, channel changes, etc... all work fine in the Harmony APP but WILL NOT work using ECHO DOTS voice commands...

Problem 2 :

separate issues that I think is Harmony related not ALEXA! favorite will ONLY work on main TV (Living room), I can not for the life of me get harmony to let me use favorites on Harmony remote (Ultimate one) or Alexa, on any other TVs then Living room!

I am hoping there is an Alexa+Harmony expert in the group!


Richard ve2dx
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Help a noobie? Getting lamps on a timer
« Last post by PsychoTeapot on February 26, 2017, 12:54:25 pm »
I spent ten minutes "chatting" to Alexa to try and get her to do this. But you're right: in the Kasa app I can set up schedules in under ten seconds and now I'm sorted. Thanks, tuicemen!
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Help a noobie? Getting lamps on a timer
« Last post by tuicemen on February 26, 2017, 11:29:56 am »
Think of Alexa as a voice remote.  ;)
Set the smart plugs schedules (timers ) with the Kasa app.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Help a noobie? Getting lamps on a timer
« Last post by PsychoTeapot on February 26, 2017, 11:01:44 am »
Please can anyone help?
I've got a lizard in a vivarium and want to get Alexa to turn on the lamps at 0700hrs and off again at 1900hrs. I'm using the Kasa app with TP-Link smart plugs. And I can't find any way of setting a timer to do what I want every day. Am I being stupid? Wouldn't be the first time! So I'm hoping some brains here may help solve the problem.

Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: won't load
« Last post by stulandr on February 26, 2017, 08:40:39 am »
After some investigation this turned out to be some rogue cached javascript that was causing timeouts on the page and not displaying the cards.  After deleting the cache it now works.  And just to clarify, it worked after initial set up and only failed to load the next day. 
Echo Technical Support / Re: Microphone question when listening to music
« Last post by mindmagic on February 26, 2017, 05:07:32 am »
It also depends on what you're listening to. I use mine mainly for radio, and some stations broadcast at a much higher volume than others. One can deafen me at vol 6, while another needs to be turned up to at least vol 8.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: won't load
« Last post by mike27oct on February 26, 2017, 02:18:00 am »
As far as I am concerned, anyone in OZ is on his own!  If he gets any assist, it will be from another Aussie who got it to work. We have enough issues getting it to work in supported countries, let alone in the outback.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: won't load
« Last post by renegade600 on February 25, 2017, 07:56:47 pm »
˙ɹǝɹoldxƎ ʇǝuɹǝʇuI puɐ xoɟǝɹᴉℲ 'ǝɯoɹɥƆ ɯoɹɟ sʇsᴉsɹǝd ǝnssᴉ ǝɯɐS ˙ssǝɔɔns ʇnoɥʇᴉʍ ɹǝsʍoɹq ǝɥʇ ƃuᴉʇɹɐʇsǝɹ puɐ ǝɥɔɐɔ ƃuᴉɹɐǝlɔ 'sʇsod ɹǝɥʇo ɯoɹɟ pǝʇsǝƃƃns sɐ ʇnoƃol/ɯoɔ˙ɐxǝlɐ˙ʍʍʍ//:sdʇʇɥ ɯoɹɟ ʇno ƃuᴉƃƃol pǝᴉɹʇ ǝʌ,I ˙pɐol ʇluoʍ lɐʇɹod ǝɥʇ ʇnq ˙lǝǝɥʍ ƃuᴉuuᴉds ɐ puɐ oƃol ɐxǝlɐ uozɐɯ∀ ǝɥʇ ɥʇᴉʍ ǝƃɐd ɐ ʇǝƃ ᴉ pǝʇdǝɔɔɐ ǝɔuo 'slɐᴉʇuǝpǝɹɔ uozɐɯɐ ʎɯ ɹoɟ sʞsɐ ʇI ɹǝʇɟɐ ʍou ʇnq  ʞǝǝʍ sᴉɥʇ dnʇǝs lɐᴉʇᴉuᴉ ʇsod ǝlᴉɥʍ ɐ ɹoɟ ƃuᴉʞɹoʍ sɐʍ ʇI ƃuᴉpɐol [lɹn/]ɯoɔ˙uozɐɯɐ˙ɐxǝlɐ[ɯoɔ˙uozɐɯɐ˙ɐxǝlɐ//:dʇʇɥ=lɹn] ɥʇᴉʍ sɯǝlqoɹd pǝɔuǝᴉɹǝdxǝ ǝuoʎu∀. I can't use the iOS app as it's geo blocked in Australia.

the last line says it all.  if it is not working in any of your browsers then it could be a location issue.  has it ever worked?

renegade, he said it DID work in the beginning.

i just wanted some clarification and more specifics if it worked after it was setup.  the original post was not clear to me.  after all, he just set it up this wee, he lives in a country where the echo is not available. so he cannot use regular links.
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