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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Music I Own
« Last post by renegade600 on November 26, 2022, 08:16:18 am »
you can use the dot as a bluetooth speaker but you would not be able to use alexa commands or if you have digital copies of the albums, you can set up a media server on your pc and by using mymedia or plex  play your music though their respected skills.   To set up a media server, you would have to leave your computer on 24/7. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Music I Own
« Last post by Badger on November 26, 2022, 04:10:05 am »
Hi all. Apologies first off for the non techie question.

We’ve just bought an Echo Dot. (Set it up yesterday.) First impressions are great and we’re really enjoying what we’ve seen so far. The bit we can’t work out though (probably not the last thing we’ll be scratching our heads over.) is getting it to play music we already own.

We don’t have Amazon Music Unlimited and don’t want it. Almost everything I asked it to play while we were testing last night, came up with no problems, it was terrific. But anything I asked for came with a qualifying comment of “streaming **** and similar from Amazon Music” or words to that effect.

Don’t get me wrong, that’s brilliant. I sat there and almost every song I thought of, I said…. and it played. Perhaps I’m easily pleased, I don’t know. But I just couldn’t help but think, ok we never got jet packs and hover cars, but show me this Echo Dot when I was a kid and I’d have said it was out of a science fiction flick.

But my question is, what about the music we own, that we’ve bought from Amazon over the years.
I can see on my ipad a list of the albums we’ve bought and in the past we’ve been able to “stream” those albums direct from Amazon (I presume from the “cloud”) right there on the ipad. Unless I’m miss remembering. I notice though, while I was investigating this on the ipad yesterday, that while some of them played, others said “sorry no longer available”.  I tried refreshing the library and even reinstalling the music app but it made no difference. In the end I dowloaded one of those “missing” albums and then it played no problem.

So I don’t know. Have things changed? Can I have my Echo Dot stream my bought albums? Ideally I don’t want “yes I‘ll play that track and similar”.  Well…… sometimes that’s fine, but I’ll also want my albums from start to finish sometimes.

Sorry if I’m doing something dumb or missing the obvious somehow. But however I phrase the question on the internet, it keeps telling me about Amazon Music Prime, which is fine but I already know about. Or trying to sell me “Unlimited”, which I don’t want. (Stop it with the unlimited already.)

Many thanks for any advice you can offer.
Badger

PS: hating this double verification before posting thing! Not been on forums in a long time so maybe that’s just the thing now. But what a pain.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Can I stream music from iPad to Echo devices in Stereo?
« Last post by PSGfan on November 24, 2022, 02:27:20 pm »
nope.   you cannot stream your own files without plex, mymedia or some other third-party help.  and you would have to set up a media server. 

or are you wanting to link the apple device via bluetooth and not be able to use alexa commands.   If that is the case, you can only link to one device so no stereo.

Thanks!
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nope.   you cannot stream your own files without plex, mymedia or some other third-party help.  and you would have to set up a media server. 

or are you wanting to link the apple device via bluetooth and not be able to use alexa commands.   If that is the case, you can only link to one device so no stereo. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Can I stream music from iPad to Echo devices in Stereo?
« Last post by PSGfan on November 24, 2022, 09:33:40 am »
Can I stream music from my iPad or iPhone to my Echo devices, and stream it in stereo? I am not questioning about streaming Apple Music or Amazon Music. But rather song files that I have stored on my Apple devices.

Thanks.
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Echo show screen off
« Last post by Andysat on November 23, 2022, 01:36:47 pm »
Hi all is there a way of doing this without having to say screen off after every answer it gives-i know its an Echo show but its nice to have tge screen off at times-thanks
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Sockets & lights disconnect at night
« Last post by tuicemen on November 20, 2022, 05:42:41 am »
It wouldn't work in the app either. It's done the same thing 3 nights in a row . All smart lights etc offline and not all same make and on different apps
Since the lights do come back online and they are different makes look at what else is on when these fail. Also a cheep wifi repeater may help solve the issue, put it about half way between you problem lights and your router.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Sockets & lights disconnect at night
« Last post by renegade600 on November 19, 2022, 05:09:34 pm »
since you said they are not working in their own apps, and since you said there is more than one app,  then it is not an alexa problem.   
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Sockets & lights disconnect at night
« Last post by Acjb007 on November 19, 2022, 03:50:37 pm »
It wouldn't work in the app either. It's done the same thing 3 nights in a row . All smart lights etc offline and not all same make and on different apps
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Sockets & lights disconnect at night
« Last post by renegade600 on November 19, 2022, 04:32:22 am »
did you check to see if they worked from their own app?   without knowing what lights and sockets you are using there really is no way to know.   could have been updating.
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