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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TuneIn save favorite option has disappeared
« Last post by Laurel on December 11, 2017, 03:25:55 pm »
In iOS itís under the Queue display in the Now Playing screen (the little graphic equaliser). Tap the arrow alongside the current station and an option to Favourite Station appears. Different in Android?

Thanks Alan.  You taught me something new. I have android Note 8 and it works just as you said.
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Echo Technical Support / Can I control timers on 3rd party switches, lights
« Last post by Photobug on December 11, 2017, 02:37:52 pm »
I am using my Echo, dots to control lights and some other items around the house.  I am looking to expand the parameters of what I can control by voice.  I have no problem turning on and off and dimming lights, or setting a temperature on the thermostat.  I also use Alex to set timers and reminders.

I am unable to get Alex to set a timed event or function on third party items.  I have tried using my Wemo and Lutron Switches to turn on or off a light in one minute.  I imagine I could go into the Lutron app or Wemo app to set a timer but I would like to use Alex to do this via voice command.

My goal is to install a hot water re-circulation pump.  I would set this up on a smart WIFI enabled switch or outlet and have the re-circulation turn on via timer.  But I would like to have the water go on with a voice command.  Example "Alex turn on hot water for 5 minutes"

I would appreciate suggestions on how to make this happen.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TuneIn save favorite option has disappeared
« Last post by AlanH on December 11, 2017, 02:20:45 pm »
Under ĎMusic & Booksí, does TuneIn still appear as a music source?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TuneIn save favorite option has disappeared
« Last post by tuicemen on December 11, 2017, 02:17:06 pm »
It is still here in my android app (only DOTs in my setup)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TuneIn save favorite option has disappeared
« Last post by opsman0001 on December 11, 2017, 02:03:01 pm »
Same for Android. But it has disappeared. Phone reboot, device reboot. All the same network. I did add a new 2nd gen echo in the last couple of days - may need to disconnect and test. Everything worked perfect with 2 dots, 1st gen echo and show.

Thanks for the reply.


In iOS itís under the Queue display in the Now Playing screen (the little graphic equaliser). Tap the arrow alongside the current station and an option to Favourite Station appears. Different in Android?
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Echo Development & Technical Discussion / Alexa Reminders API
« Last post by noelportugal on December 11, 2017, 01:54:43 pm »
Here is a hack I made to create reminders. Also this works as a pseudo push voice notification. https://github.com/noelportugal/alexa-reminders

I still don't understand why the Alexa team has not created a proper API to interact with reminders and alarms. Hence a hack will work for now.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TuneIn save favorite option has disappeared
« Last post by AlanH on December 11, 2017, 01:45:49 pm »
In iOS itís under the Queue display in the Now Playing screen (the little graphic equaliser). Tap the arrow alongside the current station and an option to Favourite Station appears. Different in Android?
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I don't believe there is much risk in having a copy of your contacts saved within your own Amazon account, but instead the risk is that anyone within voice reach of your Echo/Alexa can ask Alexa to call anyone on your contact list without you or your phone being there! While that may be a low risk scenario for many Alexa users, there is no layer of permission at the point of calling and that could lead to unintended and even harmful consequences in some cases.

I don't get it. How can they use your echo from outside. I am like a foot away on same room with my echo and she still has a hard time hearing me. LOL.

They look pretty stupid too talking and screaming to no one outside. Plus, how can they call your contact if they don't even know their contact name and number?
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I have extra android phones here and will use one to load her contacts in so that it will sync with the dot (deleting my old out, of course). She will have to have an Amazon account set up 1st which I'll do and then go from there on setting up the dot. I think the factory reset option will have to be done as well.
Not 100% certain things will go smoothly but really don't see any reason why it shouldn't work.



It won't work. The phone must have active phone connection, as far as I know. That's why you can't set up calling with tablets.
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Echo Tips & Tricks / Re: Multi-Room Music
« Last post by emildp on December 11, 2017, 11:54:10 am »
if you only want to play on the one device you are asking just say, alexa play holiday music, if you want to play on all the devices in your group...say Alexa, play holiday music on "group name" works with amazon music, supposed to work with Pandora, but i cant get group playback on all "Echoes" when streaming Pandora.
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