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Amazon Echo Discussion / Routines
« Last post by Esavage1 on June 03, 2021, 05:16:26 pm »
How can I create a “vacation” routine that turns on a set of connected lights at sunset, but then turns off selected sets of the same lights at scheduled intervals to mimic occupancy? The schedule trigger doesn’t allow me to change the times for the “off” functions.
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Broadlink makes smart switches without neutral wiring. The latest TC3 series requires a hub while earlier TC2 series doesn't. Google for more info.
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Far East Alexa (Asia) / Re: Major Wi-Fi Problems
« Last post by tthoben on June 03, 2021, 11:15:06 am »
I don't know if it's the device, or my router. But my router seems to work fine with all the devices that I connect it too. The Wi-Fi for my Echo is very unstable, and sometimes it cannot detect WiFi. So for now i'm using the Lenovo Smart Display with Google assistant and it works just fine. The camera shutter screen is just a life-changing feature that the Echo Show does not have. However, since i've purchased the device, I still want it to work just like any other of my devices. The more assistants the merrier yes?

Have u gone into your router settings to try changing the Wifi channel? Sometimes wifi channels overlapping with your neighbors will result in poor connections.
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To turn off Amazon sidewalk open the Alexa app.

Tap "more" at the bottom
Then "settings"
Then "account settings"
And finally "Amazon Sidewalk"




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Amazon is planning to automatically enroll owners of its devices into a program which would share a slice of your internet connection with your neighbors.

The shift will take effect as of June 8, according to multiple published reports including Ars Technica. Amazon could not be immediately reached for comment.

Amazon Sidewalk is a low-bandwidth shared network the tech giant says will not only allow your devices to work better, but help locate lost items.

The network shares "a small portion of your internet bandwidth which is pooled together to provide these services to you and your neighbors," reads a description on Amazon's website. "And when more neighbors participate, the network becomes even stronger."

Amazon says its Sidewalk feature has multiple layers of privacy and security to protect your personal information, but users will have the option to turn off Sidewalk should they decide not to participate.

Ring owners with an eligible device can opt out by visiting the control center in the Ring app or Ring website. Customers who own an eligible Echo device can make changes in Settings in the Alexa app.

Here is the list of devices Amazon says support Sidewalk:

Ring Floodlight Cam (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Wired (2019)
Ring Spotlight Cam Mount (2019)
Echo (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot for Kids (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Dot with Clock (3rd gen and newer)
Echo Plus (all generations)
Echo Show (all models and generations)
Echo Spot
Echo Studio
Echo Input
Echo Flex
Sidewalk will also be supported by Tile, Bluetooth trackers owners can use to keep tabs on their keys, wallet or other important items.

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Amazon Echo Discussion / Amazon Alexa -- Study Participants Needed
« Last post by evan on May 28, 2021, 08:48:36 am »
Hello all, I am a student researcher at North Carolina State University working on understanding user’s perceptions of Alexa Skill ecosystem. This survey is for my HON Research Course, advised by Dr. Das. If you are interested in a user survey study (IRB approved and involves interacting with the official Alexa app) please register with the link below. The study will require around 15-25 mins and we’ll compensate you with $10 amazon e-gift card for your time. Participants must be 18 years old and must reside in the US.

Sign up with the link below!
https://forms.gle/7f8UFEHXV8ijuAPp9
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: WiFi Range Extender.
« Last post by renegade600 on May 27, 2021, 01:51:21 pm »
normally devices connect to the strongest signal.   
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Alexa Software Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Ads play too loud.
« Last post by renegade600 on May 27, 2021, 01:48:02 pm »
unless I misunderstood what you said, you are talking about ads during podcasts.   If this is the case, there is nothing you can do.   It is similar to ads being loud on tv, the broadcasters doing it.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / "We're home"... how to add a routine for this
« Last post by marklyn59 on May 27, 2021, 12:16:32 pm »
A few months ago I set up a routine for when we come home Alexa turns on a lamp near the door, and a couple of other things.  This worked fine until a few weeks ago and for some reason now she only welcomes us home and says she will stop guarding now.  I still see my routine set up and it's enabled but it's like she's using a default "We're home" routine instead of the one I've set up.
Any ideas on how I can get her to use the one I setup?
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Alexa Software Development & Technical Discussion / Ads play too loud.
« Last post by George073 on May 27, 2021, 09:03:06 am »
Hi,
When advertisements play on my Echo Dot, they are always louder than the program I am listening too. I am hearing impaired and sensitive to the change in volume. Why does this happen?
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