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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Hardware event
« Last post by scottrods on September 21, 2021, 10:15:59 am »
I don't know either, but the Alexa or Hue App has gone nutty again... about 6 out of 40 or more Bulbs quit responding to their normal names using the Echoes they work with the Hue app... but not with Alexa or voice control... Seems Echo related, But I fear the Bridge is too full for what I have and there was an update andthey had to dump some bulbs or something... Anyone else experience this problem today? Yesterday?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Hardware event
« Last post by AlanH on September 21, 2021, 04:27:45 am »
Possibly a couple of new Kindle Paperwhites but I havenít come across any leaks about Alexa devices yet.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Amazon Hardware event
« Last post by renegade600 on September 20, 2021, 06:48:18 pm »
Sept 28th is the date.  Wonder what new devices they have for us this year.

Alexa Tips & Tricks / Re: Consecutive Commands
« Last post by plc48 on September 18, 2021, 12:24:18 pm »
I don't specify any service, I just ask her to play a certain type of music.

Amazon Music is the default music streaming service.  Try the command, "shuffle ALL xyx songs on Amazon Music", or "play a xyz station on Amazon Music".

Alexa is giving you a sample only.
Alexa Tips & Tricks / Re: 2 wifi networks on Alexa?
« Last post by plc48 on September 18, 2021, 12:19:55 pm »
You may have to tell Alexa in the garage to connect to the extra wifi. I have a 2.4ghz network that is for my smart bulbs, and a 5 ghz for all other Alexa activities.  I have to make sure both my Echos are connected to the same network to stream music through my combined speakers group.

However, do you really want them on separate wifi networks?  Is your problem really that you need a combined speaker group, or that the garage needs it's own router?
Alexa Tips & Tricks / Stream and shuffle all your favorite Amazon Music-here's how I did it
« Last post by plc48 on September 18, 2021, 12:13:13 pm »
I play music all day on my Echo and Echo Dot.  I got frustrated with hearing the same music repeatedly when I knew I had over 220 songs as "favorites" or "likes".  After research, trial, and error I realized Alexa only shuffles about 20 songs at a time.  Here's my solution.

I opened the Amazon Music on my laptop, sorted in alphabetical order by song title (this gives you a nice starting shuffle).

I took 20 songs at a time and created 11 playlists:  Favorites 1 - 11

I established a speaker group and gave it a custom name:  mine is Combined Speakers.  One in the living room and one in the bedroom.  No matter where I walked in my home I could hear the music.

I added my Echo and Echo Dot to the group.

Here's the important part:  playing on the speaker group is pre-determined by saying the phrase "play music".  So, I would say "Echo, play and shuffle Favorites 1 music".  At first I had to tell Echo at the end of the phrase "on Combined Speakers".  But after the first two times it wasn't necessary.

A playlist of 20 songs will play continuously for about 1.5 hours.  When it stopped, I would just tell it to play the next one.

Now, I have 220 songs playing and shuffling continuously.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa not finding playlist
« Last post by CatieHeart on September 08, 2021, 01:25:09 pm »
Hey guys...
My Echo 4th was also being difficult, and I did everything, yall mentioned, too! Nothing! I finally got it working just by changing the name of my playlists, mostly just adding 'my' to the Name of the Playlist. I have one called nursery...and added 'my' and it worked.... I don't question it...I'm just glad it's back. Change the names, it really worked. I know most of us say "my" before we state Playlist...but putting that Into the Playlist Name...just worked. By the way...use the Amazon Music App to Edit Playlists Name. Hope this helps.
Alexa Tips & Tricks / Two Dots, Two Bluetooth Speakers: Possible?
« Last post by frank1492 on September 07, 2021, 08:52:11 pm »
I wanted to set up a second Bluetooth speaker on a second Dot. The first setup worked fine, but I can't get the second Bluetooth working on the second Dot. Is this not possible or am I doing domething wrong? Thanks.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Why tapping the top can't silence the speaker?
« Last post by novetan on September 07, 2021, 11:11:53 am »
Not all Echo devices support tapping on the top to silence it. I know that the Echo Show 5 supports it. I don't know about any other models.

The you tube I saw was echo 4.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show Photographs "Art"
« Last post by allegoricus on September 07, 2021, 10:27:19 am »
The pictures are mostly classic 19th century style works, so I'm guessing that they're licensed by the Rijksmuseum or similar.
Still, your suggestion re. Google image search is a good one, and I'll put it to the test.

Yes, that works and, yes, my guess that they - or at least those I've tested - are from the Rijksmuseum collection is also correct!
Thanks again! :-)
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