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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Voice commands to control tv mount
« Last post by jwlv on April 08, 2024, 07:30:39 pm »
You might try Bond. It's way more expensive but the app is much easier to use.
https://www.amazon.com/Automation-Ceiling-Fireplace-through-Control/dp/B071GVGVVH

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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Voice commands to control tv mount
« Last post by Hornnumb2 on April 06, 2024, 11:25:11 am »
Could you recommend any other brand that might do what I want? Thanks
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Voice commands to control tv mount
« Last post by jwlv on April 06, 2024, 02:51:00 am »
I played around with a Broadlink RM Pro a few years ago. From what I remember, you have to make a skill to make it more Alexa friendly. For the skill you have to use a trigger command, such as "raise the TV." And for the action, either turn on/off the specific switch that the Broadlink uses to raise your TV.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Voice commands to control tv mount
« Last post by Hornnumb2 on April 06, 2024, 01:18:40 am »
I have a rf powered tv mount that raises and lowers and ordered a BroadLink rmpro to use as a gateway but I canít get Alexa to control it. The BroadLink app works fine but when Alexa is told she doesnít know what to do. BroadLink skill is enabled and linked. Any suggestions or is there a better unit that would work? Thanks Michael
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 02, 2024, 05:32:58 am »
So if there is no cloud repository created with my library, my computer would have to be always running to give alexa  access to the library?
In that case to have the library on my NAS which is running 24/7 and is always accessible from anywhere would be much more practical.
Any idea how this could be done?

you can use any external usb drive or nas drive that is connected to the router for the cloud   or you can upload it to ibroadcast, which is free, install their alexa skill and use it as a media server.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 09:27:50 pm »
So if there is no cloud repository created with my library, my computer would have to be always running to give alexa  access to the library?
In that case to have the library on my NAS which is running 24/7 and is always accessible from anywhere would be much more practical.
Any idea how this could be done?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2024, 04:41:39 pm »
I am still learning features that I never Knew about. THX
So in this context of a car stereo enabled alexa, I could ask for a particular song on my thumb drive if I link to the alexa session with My Media skill?

mymedia is a skill that connects a local media cloud storage to alexa.   You will need to install mymedia for alexa, pay the subscription fee (last I look it was 5.50 bucks a year) on your computer.  Create your library.   Once you do that, you link the skill and you can play your own media remotely and using alexa.     You do not need a thumbdrive. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 04:19:41 pm »
I am still learning features that I never Knew about. THX
So in this context of a car stereo enabled alexa, I could ask for a particular song on my thumb drive if I link to the alexa session with My Media skill?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2024, 01:39:40 pm »
My expectation of the Alexa functionality of providing customizable music selection goes further than sourcing from some online database. The lack of enabling user stored data to be integrated into the resource pool available to service a specific request is the most obvious shortcoming. I use to avoid this by having a thumb drive attached to my car stereo with my favorable songs. The only limitation in this remains the random selection rather then the verbal control to a particular song with a disc jockey feature.

should have done your homework prior to getting it.   And instead of complaining, maybe ask if there was a way to play your own personal library on alexa and using alexa commands.    Which there is.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Not Exactly Playing What I Asked For??
« Last post by Joachim47 on April 01, 2024, 01:34:31 pm »
My expectation of the Alexa functionality of providing customizable music selection goes further than sourcing from some online database. The lack of enabling user stored data to be integrated into the resource pool available to service a specific request is the most obvious shortcoming. I use to avoid this by having a thumb drive attached to my car stereo with my favorable songs. The only limitation in this remains the random selection rather then the verbal control to a particular song with a disc jockey feature.
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