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Amazon Echo Discussion / yet again, another astro invite
« Last post by renegade600 on March 27, 2023, 01:18:55 pm »
I asked for an invite when it was first released, they sent me one a year later and I decided not to.   999 bucks for an echo device with wheels just ain't worth it.    Now, about five months later, they are sending me another invite to purchase it, for 1600 bucks before tax.   

They got to be kidding me.  They are crazy if they think they will sell it at that price.   It has nothing to offer.  Can't even vacuum the floor while following you around.  It can map it, check out what you own and send video back to amazon though.   oh well, I think this will be one big flop for amazon in the end, especially at 1600 before tax.   
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: "Remember This"?
« Last post by jwlv on March 21, 2023, 04:00:32 pm »
There is a feature called Blueprint. You can set up customized questions and their answers.
Amazon Echo Discussion / "Remember This"?
« Last post by goco on March 21, 2023, 02:19:24 pm »
I’m setting up an Echo Show for a friend with dementia.  Part of my plan for this user was to add several daily reminders for things like taking the dog out, making sure the doors are locked, etc.  I’ve found Alexa Reminders, and my other setup items, like contacts and calendar, are all working well.  But I also was hoping to add a few “Remember This” items like “My daughter Sue’s birthday is March 21st” or “my brothers names are Bob, Tim, and Dave”.  I am using both an Echo Show 2nd gen and an Echo Dot 5th gen and after hours of struggling and a multitude of Google searches, cannot get “Remember This” to work on either.  Strangely, there are many “how to” Google result on Alexa’s “Remember This” feature, but if you filter them by date, virtually all the results are at least a couple of years old, none are at all recent, and I simply cannot get Alexa to answer a simple question like “Alexa, when is my daughter Sue’s birthday?”--Alexa only replies with a rambling answer about some obscure celebrity.  I must be missing something. What am I doing wrong?   
Amazon Echo Discussion / My phone won't ring when Alexa calls
« Last post by Sheltyshel on March 21, 2023, 11:35:19 am »
When my kids trying calling my cell phone from our Alexa my phone doesn't ring.   We havevtri3d just saying the phone number, my name and how my number is in my contacts.   It goes straight to voice mail and they can leave a vo8cevmail.  But my phone or Alexa App doesn't ring.
I knew it was always limited but was surprised the latest webpage update took what little that was available away.    I believe that message at the top will eventually disappear since it will no longer be update and because of the app push
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: can no longer use web browser to access echo devices
« Last post by scottrods on March 17, 2023, 07:37:19 pm »
This message is at the top of my web page controls... But for now most everythingI have done is working.

"This website does not currently support all Amazon devices and Alexa features, and functionality will continue to be reduced over time. For full functionality, please download the latest version of the Alexa app. Contact us if you have any questions."

have you noticed you can no longer use a web browser to access your echo devices settings?   Guess it is now app only no matter the os.   Wonder when the change was made.
Amazon Echo Discussion / can no longer use web browser to access echo devices
« Last post by renegade600 on March 17, 2023, 08:49:42 am »
have you noticed you can no longer use a web browser to access your echo devices settings?   Guess it is now app only no matter the os.   Wonder when the change was made.
Amazon Echo Discussion / What’s Playing?
« Last post by Batesy101 on March 15, 2023, 02:11:37 pm »
Hi - I have the Echo Show 8 and use it to stream Apple Music through my Sonos One speaker. Is there a way to show what’s playing on the Echo’s screen?

I don’t find the ‘Play’ tab in the Alexa app very reliable!
Amazon Echo Discussion / I know it must be simple, but i cant get alexa to...
« Last post by hrpuffnstuff on March 15, 2023, 05:03:27 am »
Trying to get alexa to play on all my echos (3) "play everywhere is the skill im using

I ask alexa
"Alexa open Global Player and play smooth UK and play on the everywhere group"

She says  "Sorry i dont know that command"

I then just ask to "open global player and play smooth UK"
She does
I ask "Alexa play on the everywhere group"
(To which i have already set up)
She still says "sorry i dont know that command"

Help please  :)
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Multi speakers
« Last post by jwlv on March 14, 2023, 09:20:49 pm »
Just say Alexa stop playing on [name of the dot upstairs].

Or you can say Alexa move my music to [name of the dot downstairs].

If you don't know the name of your devices, physically get in front of the Echo device and say, Alexa what is the device name. Alexa will reply with the device name that you are speaking to.
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