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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Turn on TV every morning
« Last post by jwlv on May 05, 2023, 06:00:37 am »
Make a routine to do that. Trigger would be 6am. Action would be turn on the TV.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Turn on TV every morning
« Last post by Cadman33619 on May 04, 2023, 05:39:53 pm »
I can tell Alexa to turn the TV on tomorrow morning at 6 AM, and that works fine. but I cant tell her to do it every day at 6 AM. How can I do that?
I want the TV to be my alarm every morning at 6 AM but Alexa wont do it that way. Ive been searching for step-by-step instructions on how to set up some kind of routine with no luck. Any ideas?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Routines using Android App Only
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 12, 2023, 05:16:10 pm »
smart unlock has no direct affect on processes running on the phone. So the issue may still be a power management issue which halts processes that are not declared to run uninterrupted which might be the reason that a scheduled routine on the phone will not continue to run when the phone is locked and power control stops the operation.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Routines using Android App Only
« Last post by renegade600 on April 12, 2023, 03:54:19 am »
If you keep the phone on a charger things will continue to work

nope, you still have to keep the phone active unless you are using smart lock. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: How to setup my AC?
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 11, 2023, 06:12:31 pm »
Another situation can occur when you have open hallway connection between rooms that the voice command is received from another echo device. For this it is smart to change the call names so there is no acoustic interference between echo devices near to each other or only separated by thin uninsulated walls.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Routines using Android App Only
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 11, 2023, 06:05:03 pm »
If you keep the phone on a charger things will continue to work
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Routines using Android App Only
« Last post by renegade600 on April 11, 2023, 03:44:42 pm »
The problem with using your phone is it does lock.   Even smart lock is only good for a few hours.    A better option would be using your pc by installing the Alexa app from the Microsoft store on your Windows os.   The downside is you would have to stay logged into your computer.   

IMO, get yourself a cheap dot and use it.   They go on sale quite a bit or get one on woot.   It will save you from a lot of connection headaches.     
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Routines using Android App Only
« Last post by bwahle on April 11, 2023, 01:40:32 pm »
Are you saying you don't have any Echo devices? And you only have the Alexa app on your phone?

I believe that is correct. I do not have an Echo. I do have an Alexa compatible kettle, and in the description it says "
WORKS WITH ALEXA, Add voice control by combining with an Alexa device." I assume my phone can be the "Alexa device".
 - here is the link to said kettle (https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-Integration-Auto-Shutoff-41036/dp/B09FB2CFZT/ref=asc_df_B09FB2CFZT?tag=bngsmtphsnus-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80264479270979&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583863999422463&psc=1)

I only have the Alexa app on my phone.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: How to setup my AC?
« Last post by jwlv on April 10, 2023, 05:33:41 pm »
Like what Joachim47 said, if you have an Echo device in each room, you can group other smart devices together with that Echo.
For example, if your bedroom has an Echo Dot, and you have a smart light bulb and a smart AC, you can put all three things together in one group (via the Alexa app). In essence, the light bulb and the AC now belong to the one Echo Dot in your bedroom. So when you say, Alexa turn on the light (or turn on the AC), the Echo Dot knows that "light" only refers to the one light that belongs to it, which is the one in your bedroom and not any other light in the house. Same goes for the AC or any other smart device you choose to put together in one group.

However, if you are in the living room and speaking to a different Echo Dot and say Alexa turn off the light, Alexa will not know which light you are talking about. I'm not sure what happens in this case. It might ask you which light you want, or it might just turn off the most recently used light, or just randomly choose one on its own.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: How to setup my AC?
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 09, 2023, 12:31:46 pm »
This will not happen if you assign each AC to a separate group by room and have an echo device in each room. Then you should not even have to call the full name of the AC unit in the room your calling for AC on or off. My lights and fans operate respectively.
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