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Echo Technical Support / Stop Routine asking for permission to open skill
« Last post by seasider on May 14, 2021, 03:23:35 am »
I'm trying to setup several routines for my father-in-law who has advanced dementia.

When trying to access a skill verbally everything works fine,
 but when the same commands are put in to a routine then, when the routine starts
Alexa starts saying the skill is  "enabled do I want to play/open ...the skill" -- waiting for a verbal Yes.

Such simple interactions are too much for my father-in-law, is there anyway to override this permission request
and just execute/play the skill?

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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Turn off "Alexa for your day" on Show...
« Last post by Radiospotz on May 13, 2021, 12:57:21 am »
I figured it wasn't something I did it's something that they installed on my device without letting me know how to delete it or even accept it. I own three echo devices and all of them have the same issue so I'm triple irritated over this.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Philips smart bulb
« Last post by jwlv on May 09, 2021, 06:44:09 pm »
Hue bulbs require a separate bridge. Most other bulbs do not require a separate device. There are advances and disadvantages to this.

Hue will still work if your internet is down. That is because you can still control it locally through the bridge.

Bulbs that connect directly to your WiFi router will not work when your internet is down.

Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Device dosn't support that
« Last post by David N on May 08, 2021, 01:24:20 pm »
Why would I have a bedroom group for one light bulb? It would be like setting up a group email with only one email. I don't need groups for one item.
So you can say Alexa, lights on or off . Or you can keep repeating the entire device name everytime you want to change the state of the bulbs.
Echo Technical Support / Re: Alexa using my words
« Last post by tuicemen on May 08, 2021, 06:54:16 am »
Routines definitely will do that ;)
Echo Technical Support / Re: Alexa using my words
« Last post by renegade600 on May 08, 2021, 04:18:57 am »
check out alexa blueprints and see if it will do what you want.  It is in the alexa app
Echo Technical Support / Alexa using my words
« Last post by Andykarta on May 07, 2021, 09:59:40 pm »
Is there a way that I can say a key phrase and then alexa says a predefined thing back to me.  My specific example is, I say, 'Alexa, scan new guests.'  And Alexa says, 'Scanning...Geek Alert, Geek Alert, I'm kidding.  I'm a kidder.'  Do I have to learn C sharp or something?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Philips smart bulb
« Last post by AlanH on May 05, 2021, 02:15:27 pm »
A few seconds of Googling would have provided most of the answers to your questions.
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