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Echo Technical Support / Re: Green ring wonít go away on two Echos
« Last post by jwlv on November 13, 2021, 06:20:02 am »
This is what Amazon says when the Green ring won't stop.

Green Light Won't Turn Off on Your Echo Device
Echo Technical Support / Green ring wonít go away on two Echos
« Last post by Mike B on November 13, 2021, 12:37:40 am »
I have two Echos in different rooms of my apartment. In both, the ring has started flashing green and has t stopped for several days. Communications have been turned off on both devices for years. There are no messages. There are no Amazon shopping notifications, and I have gone through and turned off ALL notifications on both devices. I have disconnected from power several times and restarting didnít help. I unregistered one of the devices from my account completely and re-added it, and the green ring returned within minutes of being back to my account. Asking Alexa to turn off the green rings doesnít help. Iím at my witís end. Help! How do I get rid of the green rings?!
Amazon Echo Discussion / clock dot spinning
« Last post by jvk of md on November 11, 2021, 06:07:20 am »
Recently when I'm using my phone and have alexa search for new devices, my clock dot starts spinning blue and won't stop.  I have to unplug it and reboot.  What gives??
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Programming devices for at home and away conditions
« Last post by renegade600 on November 10, 2021, 07:52:17 pm »
don't know, do not know what you have but to geofence, you need ifttt or some other similar service 
Amazon Echo Discussion / Programming devices for at home and away conditions
« Last post by on November 10, 2021, 02:44:24 am »
I have successfully programmed my Alexa to turn my lights on and off per  schedule. But I only want my lighs on if I am at home. If I am away, the light should stay off. How can I program this?
Amazon Echo Discussion / One group has stopped playing. Help
« Last post by manhattan on November 08, 2021, 08:23:52 pm »
Help! One of my Echo groups has stopped playing, and I can't figure out why or what to do.

Background: I have groups set up for Bedroom, Living room, Kitchen, Bathroom, and Everywhere.

The Bedroom group has stopped working. (Just to pre-empt any common sense suggestions: I've rebooted the router. I unplugged and replugged every device in the group. I changed the name of the group. I unchecked and then rechecked every one of the 4 devices in the group on the Alexa app.)

When I ask for music on the Everywhere group, the devices in the Bedroom will play. Every other group is working fine.  It's only when I ask for music just in the Bedroom group those 4 don't play.

Meanwhile each individual device in the group is working fine. They will play music or give the temperature, etc. if I specifically speak to it.

Any suggestions as to what's going on, and how to fix this?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Playing music in mono
« Last post by Pcc on November 08, 2021, 10:03:46 am »
I have 2 echo dots set up as a stereo pair in the bedroom. When I shower in the adjoining en-suite, I would like to switch to mono, so that when I connect my portable Bluetooth speaker, (which I take in the shower room with me), I get both channels. At present, I only get the left or right channel and this sounds weird on certain tracks (eg Radar Love). Is there a way to switch to mono via Alexa commands or by using the Alexa app?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Room temperature units
« Last post by pmailman on November 07, 2021, 11:04:07 am »
When asked for room temperature, my Echo always replies in Celsius, even though my settings are for Fahrenheit. Outside temperature correctly reported in F. Can I fix the units for indoor temp?
Alexa Assistive Technologies / Re: Time of day usage triggering routine?
« Last post by jwlv on November 06, 2021, 09:56:36 am »
I can think of one way to accomplish what you described.

First you'll need to buy a Ring alarm system. It should come with 1 or 2 motion sensors, depending on the kit you buy. Once you have the Ring alarm set up, you can create an Alexa routine that would be triggered by the Ring motion sensor. Then you can have Alexa say something, such as "It's 2 in the morning. You should go back to bed."

Although there are other devices and motion sensors available out there, I only suggest Ring alarm because I know that the Ring motion sensor can be used as a trigger for Alexa routines. Other motion sensors might not work as an Alexa trigger. I actually use a Ring motion sensor in my backyard so that when it detects motion, my Alexa says "Motion detected in the back yard." The Ring alarm kit also comes with door & window sensors. You could add another Alexa routine that's triggered by the door sensor. If someone opens the door between 12am - 5am, Alexa could play a sound and say something. The Ring alarm system is a security system. You don't ever need to arm it if you don't want to. There's no monthly fee unless you want to pay for live monitoring. For the purposes described above, you can use it only for the motion or door sensors.
Alexa Assistive Technologies / Time of day usage triggering routine?
« Last post by wkearney99 on November 05, 2021, 02:51:16 pm »
My 88yo MIL is having issues with confusing time of day.  She's on track for neurological evaluation, so I'm not asking about that.

A typical example of the problem is for a 1pm appointment the following day she'll get herself up at midnight the day before, get ready and walk down to the building lobby, and then sit there waiting.  Or worse, calling the front desk complaining (in a rant-like manner).  It's an assisted-living facility, so there's no big risks involved here.  She's not otherwise an elopement risk, it's just annoying having her constantly get the time of day skewed.

We've gotten her a range of other devices to try and mitigate the confusion (like LCD clocks that say NIGHT).  To little avail.  The fact that it's PITCH BLACK OUTSIDE, likewise escapes her.  It's no fun getting old, and even less fun trying to manage it while we live several states away. 

She's got three different Alexa devices.  It'd be fantastic if I could set up a routine that catches use of them during an "off hours" window of time and possibly triggers something else.  As in, "Alexa, what time is it" and following up the time announcement with "It's the middle of the night, please go back to sleep". 

Almost like a burglar alarm, but without the sirens or remote notification.  WE don't also need to be awoken in the middle of the night.  Heh, I suppose it'd almost like being a polite burglar alarm.. "I see you're skulking around in the middle of the night, could you please leave?"

There's nothing else on-site at the moment to assist with this but I'd certainly be willing to add a PC or whatever if a hub of sorts was needed for the added logic.  I have full access to the account.  I could set something up here if using just the cloud could work.

Any thoughts on what it'd take to lash up something to make this work?
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