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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo v2
« Last post by strayfish on January 18, 2017, 01:26:21 am »

So, yes, yes, a screen please.

Also I would like either a camera so Alexa can see you, and know who you are and that you are there. But I suspect many would not like that. Or voice recognition.



Radio with a camera/screen that recognises facial expressions - early days but heading in the direction you're looking for? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/video/2017/jan/17/meet-solo-the-emotional-radio-that-plays-music-to-suit-your-mood-video?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=208953&subid=16830694&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Tunein Radio and news.
« Last post by mindmagic on January 18, 2017, 01:22:15 am »
If that doesn't work, try restarting your router.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: New wake word
« Last post by strayfish on January 18, 2017, 01:21:40 am »
Oops, one not apparently updated (still has a 9-digit software number) now shows Computer as a wake word. Go figure.

My Dots are both Gen2 and they have 9 digit software numbers - for now anyway. Curioser and curioser!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Tunein Radio and news.
« Last post by strayfish on January 18, 2017, 01:16:59 am »
From these pages I've discovered that unplugging the device completely, leaving it unplugged for 5 minutes, then plugging it in again seems to resolve many issues. If you haven't tried that yet, give it a go :)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Echo Dot not playing music? Check your router.
« Last post by mcbeckman35 on January 18, 2017, 12:28:05 am »
I had an echo that worked very well and a week or so later added an echo dot, which would not play music and or keep track of it's remote.  I exchanged it thinking it was faulty and had the same issue.  Tried connecting it to my cell service mi-fi device and it worked great.  Borrowed a wireless router and it worked great, so I bought a new one.  My old router was probably 6 years old, but was amazed that it fixed the problem.  Tried changing setting in the old router but no luck.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Connecting a Dot in the Car w/ FoxFi?
« Last post by malliekm on January 18, 2017, 12:23:50 am »
Well I kept trying and it's just not gonna work :(  I uninstalled Foxfi because I found out that a mobile hotspot is included in my plan!  I tried to follow these directions several times.  No go.  According to these directions, I'd have to have wifi and mobile hotspot enabled at the same time (till the end of the set up) and those can't be enabled at the same time. 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202039580
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Tunein Radio and news.
« Last post by Chris on January 17, 2017, 10:37:58 pm »
Tunein radio seems to have stopped working.
Alexa will accept the command to play tunein radio.
She will respond by saying she will get the last station you listened to--correctly name the station and then ----- silence!
Same goes when requesting the news, accepts command, names the news service and then silence.
Any advice out there?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: New wake word
« Last post by stusviews on January 17, 2017, 06:54:38 pm »
Just checked, "Computer" is added as a wake word.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: New wake word
« Last post by mike27oct on January 17, 2017, 05:53:28 pm »
22 miles or so from Amazon headquarters near Seattle, WA!  Purely coincidental; we all get the same treatment.   FW releases are staggered and released at different times (likely by some algorithm related to device serial number or MAC address, but who knows.) 
A second Dot today shows new FW, and this time number is different; 4540, and Computer is not a wake word.  Both Dots are gen1; other two (not yet updated) are gen 2.  Oops, one not apparently updated (still has a 9-digit software number) now shows Computer as a wake word. Go figure.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: New wake word
« Last post by strayfish on January 17, 2017, 03:31:01 pm »
It is possible, maybe likely that UK FW updates are different than US.  The 4812 I reported was from my US Dot.

That's interesting, I'd begun to think the 4 digit ID was a characteristic of Echos and the longer ones the Dots but maybe not. Or not where you are anyway.
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