Echo & Alexa User Discussions and Support Forums

When a person is not breathing, permanent brain damage begins after 4 minutes and death in 6 minutes after that. Can you count on help arriving before that time? Learning proper CPR techniques is easy and you can learn it in 30 minutes at CPR Test Center.

Alexa and Amazon Fire Tablet - Here's a chance for someone to discover something

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

So, I'm playing with settings and stuff on all the Echos and dots and Stuff today and I ran across a setting listed item no one has talked about. The "PLUS" feature of the Echo Plus, seems to already be installed on my wife's Amazon Fire Tablet HD10 we bought a couple of weeks ago. There is a listing under Settings (scroll to the very bottom if you have one (doesn't show up on web page but is also in the iPhone app). click on "about" and look at the list, mine says "Host Name" followed by "Client Version", followed by "Bridge Version".

This is probably the Software bridge that will be installed in the new Echo Plus, since the physical ability to be a Bridge is probably already in these particular items.Of course I have to say I just got the iPhone 8 Friday night, so it's a "Latest" model thing too.

So my suggestion is to see if anyone else has the latest hardware like these, and does not have a bridge or hub, can they operate things that require a hub? I don't want to disconnect and do away with my bridges and hubs unless someone can tell me this works out... LOL... Ok I'm a bum and don't want to become the guinea pig for this test... Help me out folks.
My Alexa environment includes :
1 full Sized Echo
3 Echo Dots 2nd gen -1 echo Dot 3rd gen
1 Echo Spot
1 Amazon Firestick with Alexa Voice Remote.
Several Hue Lights with a single bridge
5 Fire Tablets (1 as a control panel in Kitchen)
On ring Doorbell Pro
Also 4 cell phones with Alexa app installed and
You should see My Apple Device List!

it is supposed to do away with most hubs.  I know for sure wink, smartthings and hue.

That's what I was hoping to be. But got disappointed when I didn't see it on my android phone app. I know you said for fire tablet. I don't have it so I can't do the test. Hopefully someone who owns  fire tablet but does not have a hub can confirm my theory.

I just updated my amazon alexa on my phone and did not find any bridge info just a mac address.  :'(

In your case you have the bridge info coz I assume your hub is connected to your  fire tablet or your whole echo system.

In your case you have the bridge info coz I assume your hub is connected to your  fire tablet or your whole echo system.

Actually it should show on all devices if it were because of my existing Bridge... But Only the new iPhone and the Fire Tablet HD10 have the bridge in their "about" sections...
My Alexa environment includes :
1 full Sized Echo
3 Echo Dots 2nd gen -1 echo Dot 3rd gen
1 Echo Spot
1 Amazon Firestick with Alexa Voice Remote.
Several Hue Lights with a single bridge
5 Fire Tablets (1 as a control panel in Kitchen)
On ring Doorbell Pro
Also 4 cell phones with Alexa app installed and
You should see My Apple Device List!