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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: echo dot
« Last post by Joachim47 on June 29, 2024, 04:48:08 pm »
1. Change Wake word to make it unique for the devise you want to give specific verbal commands.
2. ALT: turn off audio receiver on device you don't want to communicate with.
Amazon Echo Discussion / echo dot
« Last post by Baileysdad on June 29, 2024, 03:48:11 pm »
How can I eliminate the use of my echo dot and just use my echo show 5 3rd gen to operate my lights
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Extortion
« Last post by renegade600 on June 26, 2024, 12:38:32 pm »
amazon is in it for the money.   nothing you can do about it other than using another music service or upload your own music to the cloud.   
Amazon Echo Discussion / Extortion
« Last post by Manny on June 26, 2024, 08:02:43 am »
When I first purchased my echo's, all was fine and working perfectly well. I could ask for a certain song and they would play it, no problem.

Now in the last few months, if I as for a certain song, it tells me it can only play specific songs if I sign up and pay for Amazon Music Unlimited. I Already pay a subscription to Amazon, why do I have to pay more now when everything worked perfectly well before!!!?

I'm sure this is called EXTORTION in legal terms, and Amazon should be ashamed of itself, they're already one of the wealthiest companies in the world, why would they need more money?
Echo Technical Support / Re: Can't connect to wifi ALEXA Gen 1
« Last post by jwlv on June 21, 2024, 06:13:20 pm »
Read this thread for common issues with connecting to WiFi.,2270.0.html
Echo Technical Support / Can't connect to wifi ALEXA Gen 1
« Last post by ozstar on June 19, 2024, 10:50:44 pm »

For some strange reason it just stopped working and I have spent hours trying to getting back to the internet,.

I get the orange and I can get it connected via the Amazon WiFi network but it won't go to the normal router internet.
I do have the correct one and it had worked since brand new, years ago.

I have also reset it, changed tablets, followed the Amazon help guides but still no go.

What next?
I was getting exactly the same error message, I updated Alexa, I uninstalled and re-installed it, but still the same. But I eventually found a solution on my Samsung phone. . . .

Go to settings - Apps - Amazon Alexa - Set as Default - Go to Supported URL's (in this app) - then check "In this App" instead of "Always ask".

This worked a treat for me.

Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Unable to link accounts. Your Alexa app needs an update
« Last post by jwlv on June 14, 2024, 12:57:03 am »
I stopped developing Alexa skills a couple of years ago. I find the constant changing and limiting functions quite frustrating. One day it works and the next it doesn't. And then some other developer's skill that I didn't even enable gets priority over my skill that is enabled. So instead of invoking my skill and replying to my command, it asks if i want to enable some other skill that isn't even related to mine. BLAH!
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Unknown Voice in Voice History
« Last post by jwlv on June 14, 2024, 12:49:25 am »
Probably a ghost if you believe in that sort of thing. How old is the house? Have you noticed any strange happenings since you moved into the house?

There is a hack where someone can send an inaudible ultrasonic command to Alexa from outside of the house. It has been documented since 2017. Here's an article about it:
Amazon Echo Discussion / Unknown Voice in Voice History
« Last post by simplesgirl92 on June 13, 2024, 07:59:30 am »
I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I think my Echo device picked up a ghost asking it to turn a light on.

The device in question is in my little boys room. It was the middle of the night about 20 past midnight. Heading to the loo I heard his Alexa say (A few devices share the name light) Which we have a few but none are simply called 'Light'. No one was in the room at the time, baby boy was in our room in our bed.

When I looked back through the voice history for that time of night a male muffled male voice can be heard saying 'Alexa, turn the light off'. Ever so faintly with a lot background gain. The voice history then has a few entries of audio not being understood.

Basically, do we actually have a ghost, or is there a way that device can record a voice that isn't actually there through hacking! Help!

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