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Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa routines "smart devices"
« Last post by Jagnar on January 16, 2019, 12:09:06 pm »
Helloo!

If i am creating alexa routine, in "when this happens" selection I can choose between: voice, schedule, smart home devices,  arrive or leave and echo button.
If I choose smart home devices, it says " we were unable to find any supported devices". :-\

So here is the question: which devices are supported then?  ???
I have some plugs, switches and lamps...

Already feeling thanksfull, :)
Jagnar
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: echo show not being discovered by alexa app
« Last post by dragon123 on January 16, 2019, 11:57:35 am »
When I run discover devices on my iphone 6 with the alexa app, it will not discover my echo show. Because of this, I can't make or answer calls.  Please help.

You setup an echo with a screen like the show on the device itself. Add it to your account there.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / echo show not being discovered by alexa app
« Last post by mhuman1 on January 16, 2019, 11:34:13 am »
When I run discover devices on my iphone 6 with the alexa app, it will not discover my echo show. Because of this, I can't make or answer calls.  Please help.
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Echo Technical Support / Control commands for external standard speakers (HEOS)
« Last post by anothermib on January 16, 2019, 11:14:59 am »
I have configured my multiroom system (HEOS in my case, I imagine SONOS would be similar) as an the standard speaker for the room the Echo is in. Until recently (about a month ago) I was able to control the music just by basic command like pause/play/volume up/skip... apparently they were just sent to HEOS no matter what and it worked like a charm.
Somehow that has changed - now the same commands only work if the playback has originally been started by Alexa.
If I start the playback e.g. using the remote or the HEOS app Alexa won’t control the Heos speaker anymore - it will e.g. increase the volume of the echo instead. I will get the volume commands by explicitly saying the name of the (supposedly standard) speaker. However, controling playback e.g. using skip, play, etc won’t work at all. Alexa will ask what music I want to hear.
Anyone having similar issues? Any ideas or solutions?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: group plays on one device only
« Last post by jwlv on January 16, 2019, 05:51:35 am »
If all else fails, remove the group and create it again.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Replace Lifeline system with Alexa
« Last post by jwlv on January 16, 2019, 05:40:37 am »
There is always a regular 10 digit phone number for 911. You just have to find it for your municipality.

So if you add the local phone number to your contact list and name it "police" or "emergency", you could have Alexa call it for you.

See this article on komo news (in Washington state) for an example of their local 911 phone number.

https://komonews.com/news/consumer/know-your-10-digit-backup-number-for-911-just-in-case

Keep in mind that calls from Alexa will be semi anonymous to the emergency service. They won't know who you are, where you live, your GPS location, and many other important details if you are actually in a life and death situation. I would only use this as a last resort backup. Don't replace your primary emergency devices with this.


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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Replace Lifeline system with Alexa
« Last post by renegade600 on January 16, 2019, 04:50:53 am »
 imo, stick with the lifeline system.    alexa will not call 911 because of regulatory rules.    maybe put the police non-emergency number in the  contact list.   

https://bgr.com/2018/11/06/alexa-call-911-not-yet/
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Replace Lifeline system with Alexa
« Last post by cellist on January 16, 2019, 01:14:41 am »
I use a Philips Lifeline pendant system. It includes a single speaker/controller that calls 911 when I press the pendant button. It also includes a feature that detects a fall, even if I don't press the pendant button. I'm satisfied with the system, except that it includes only the single speaker. I'd like to replace the Lifeline system with an Alexa and a couple extra speakers.

Could I use Alexa to make the 911 call and  send a "canned" message stating my name and address?

Does anyone know if there is a device that would interface with Alexa to provide the fall detection of the Lifeline?

TIA
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: group plays on one device only
« Last post by buffaloquinn on January 15, 2019, 05:30:33 pm »
Amazon should. I don't know about the other one. Are you specifically namimg the group when you ask it to play, i.e. "Alexa, play Bruce Springsteen on (Name of your group)"
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: group plays on one device only
« Last post by Rolystaffs on January 15, 2019, 11:47:39 am »
Radio 2, and amazon unlimited, it did work, now it doesn't sooooo frustrating
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