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Google Home / what google home is doing better
« Last post by renegade600 on October 20, 2017, 08:43:11 pm »
one thing that google home is doing better is they are making their home available to the general public.  I was just at walmart and they had a about 10 mini and 6 regular available.  amazon echo no where to be seen.  just did a search at walmart website for amazon echo, what pops up, google home. 

the same with lowes.  both the local store and online does not show any echos, just homes. 

I did find the echo at bed, bath and beyond and best buy but they are not stores people go to regularly...and they sell both.  but those stores are not local to me.  about an hour drive.

In the end, this will be what determines which will win.  the ability to sell on inpulse or locally.  if the echo is not out there, it will not win in the end.   
Any suggestions on things to say to Alexa that will get a response relative to the field of AI, or will be a good demonstration of Alexa's AI capability?  I'd like to use Echo as a prop to begin a presentation to senior citizens on the potential future benefits/dangers from superintelligent machines.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: How do I Play a Playlist from one dot to another?
« Last post by StevenR on October 20, 2017, 06:01:19 pm »
Strangely, playing Amazon Music playlists works on device groups for me (e.g. "Alexa, play (my playlist) playlist Everywhere" plays the playlist on the Everywhere group) but not on individual devices (says it can't find the device).
Have you tried the "Alexa Listens" app?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Is there a way to use Alexa Speech Rec on My Android Phone
« Last post by kendoori on October 20, 2017, 05:21:12 pm »
It would be useful to set reminders that sync to my Echo show.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: How do I Play a Playlist from one dot to another?
« Last post by LeKeiser on October 20, 2017, 04:07:22 pm »
I had no idea you could do this...or I forgot that I knew  ::) 
I gave it a try.  First I told a Dot to play a song on Kitchen
and she did.  Then I asked it to "play my Phantom of the Opera
playlist on Kitchen".  Her reply was "I couldn't find anything named Kitchen".
Looks like it's not possible.  Just tried it on my GH and it does this too.  Cool!
It works on my GHs, I launched a radio station on my mini in my kitchen from my Home in my living room.
Hope it works too with my 2 future Echos...
Echo Across the Pond (UK/International) / Re: Making calls with the Echo
« Last post by renegade600 on October 20, 2017, 03:59:48 pm »
you asked and the question has already been answered on the other forums you posted it on. 
Google Home / Re: Music Sleep Timers
« Last post by mike27oct on October 20, 2017, 01:32:50 pm »
We have been using the Dot's sleep timer lately.  We ask Dot to "play ocean sounds: and there is gentle surf sounds (much better than white noise!) and tell Dot to set sleep timer for how long.  The ocean sounds are relaxing - recommended.
Echo Technical Support / Re: Abbreviated answer from Alexa
« Last post by StevenR on October 20, 2017, 01:27:01 pm »
Are you connected to a Bluetooth speaker? If so, it may be that the speaker is switching to a standby mode when there is no audio and takes a bit of time to come on when Alexa starts speaking and you would need to consult the manual for the speaker to see if there is a way to disable this.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo bleeps out the name of my town
« Last post by jhon on October 20, 2017, 01:08:02 pm »
I called yesterday and spent an hour on the phone with them. Then they submitted a work ticket and said someone on a higher level will fix it.

I will see what happens
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