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Down Under Echo (Australia) / Re: How many echo’s do you have and location?
« Last post by Jamd19 on January 17, 2019, 03:06:50 pm »
2 for now.  One on top of the fridge that is used for Amazon delivery notifications and Life360.  One that lives in the "Samoogle" closet and a 3rd Gen on the way.  Price too good to pass up. 7 or 8 GH Minis, 2 original GHs, 3 Google Home Hubs, 2 Chromecasts

Hi malliekm,  I was reading this feed and I noticed you used your dot for Life360? I'm curious how that works. Would I be able to just ask Alexa where my son is?   
Echo Technical Support / Re: Echo Reminders Are Late On The Phone App
« Last post by dragon123 on January 17, 2019, 11:38:39 am »
Maybe that's your phone trying to save battery. Try giving  alexa permisson  to be always-on in the battery saving settings on your phone.

I have one tablet though that is always late (especially annoying when it's a ring doorbell notifcation), and no option for the above. I just use another tablet now...  :(
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa routines "smart devices"
« Last post by kenf on January 17, 2019, 10:20:14 am »
I just tested it, here's what I learned.

I have a whole slew of smart switches (GE z-wave passed through by SmartThings) and a kwikset smart lock (also z-wave)

Alexa knows all of these and I can issue voice commands to them except the lock because Amazon is paranoid about those.

I went to add a new routine and chose When This HAppens, and then Device
What it listed was just my smart lock.

So in short, only certain devices qualify to be used for Routines as triggers.  Switches don't qualify.  Smart locks do.  I don't have sensors, or anything else funky to test with.

Echo Technical Support / Echo Reminders Are Late On The Phone App
« Last post by dsegel4 on January 17, 2019, 09:29:18 am »
When I ask Echo to give me a reminder at a certain time, she does it on time.  But then, the Alexa app on my phone gives me that reminder about 10 minutes late.  The set times are the same on Echo and the phone.

Any remedy for this?
I have a Naim Muso which connects over BT automatically when given the command ‘Alexa pair’.  I also want to play at the same time a Bose SoundLink (I’ve paired via the Alexa App), in a different room such that I have the same music playing in both the lounge and kitchen.  If I set up a Group in the app, I can see the DOT and some other connected devices, but not the Muso or Bose.  Can I connect both together and if so how?
Thank you
Potpourri / Re: No HTTPS?
« Last post by mike27oct on January 17, 2019, 02:44:26 am »
Much ado about nothing.
Potpourri / Re: No HTTPS?
« Last post by SylvainG on January 16, 2019, 11:42:43 pm »
HTTPS now works here  :)
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa routines "smart devices"
« Last post by scottrods on January 16, 2019, 08:14:31 pm »
I would think Motion Sensors and Cameras might be the devices referred to as well.. Such as a Ring Camera Doorbell set-up or one of a couple of other devices similar.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa routines "smart devices"
« Last post by jwlv on January 16, 2019, 04:02:58 pm »
I'm guessing that plugs and switches are not supported as trigger events. Perhaps sensors are the smart devices that can be used as trigger.
Echo Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Apple Music.... UK
« Last post by mark1ee on January 16, 2019, 12:57:21 pm »

As others have said, no mention of it being US specific. This article was from a UK tabloid so why wouldn't we in the UK think it was coming to the UK too!
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