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Amazon Echo Discussion / News from the amazon event
« Last post by renegade600 on September 20, 2023, 01:37:18 pm »
https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/devices/amazon-fall-event-2023-announcements

1.  New Frames
2.  New show 8
3.  New show 8 for photo sharing (require subscription)
4.  Ability to call emergency services (require subscription)
5.  Echo Hub to control smart home devices
6.  Smart home map view
7.  eero Max 7
8.  AI powered Alexa
9.  firetv sticks
10. soundbar
11.  New Blink devices
12.  New Ring devices
13.  Kids edition fire tablet
14.  Kids edition pop
and more ...

Really do not see much I might be interested in.   Maybe the Frames since the battery is supposed to last 6 hours.    I wonder why they cannot let you turn off one side at a time to make the battery last even longer.   
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Turning off Pre Made List in Shopping
« Last post by rpresser on September 16, 2023, 02:13:48 pm »
Aha, it does not show this is you are adding to a list OTHER than the Shopping one. So make a new list, call it Grocery or maybe the name of your supermarket, and use that instead of the Shopping one.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Turning off Pre Made List in Shopping
« Last post by rpresser on September 16, 2023, 02:11:41 pm »
Even worse -- it shows this Premade List every time you try to add an item though the app. AND THERE'S NO WAY TO TURN IT OFF.

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Echo Technical Support / Re: Turning off Pre Made List in Shopping
« Last post by glmoore0001@comcast.net on September 16, 2023, 11:17:13 am »
The only setting I can find concerning the appearance of the shopping  menu is (Hide/Show) suggestions, I have that feature set to Hide. This does not get rid of the pre made list.
I opened it today and all the suggested items were marked to be added.
Developers, please give users the options to turn off changes to the alexa app.
I prefer it simple also, it is one of my most used feature of the app.
Thanks for your input.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Press Event - Sept 20th
« Last post by AlanH on September 11, 2023, 06:27:30 am »
Tuesday 12th.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Press Event - Sept 20th
« Last post by jwlv on September 10, 2023, 11:26:08 am »
Probably another Echo Dot that looks completely different so none of your old accessories work with it.
And another Kindle that doesn't work with old accessories. If you are planning to buy the current gen devices, wait a bit and they will probably be 50-75% off by 9/20.

Apple would do the same thing too except the EU forced them to adopt USB C as a matter of law.  But let's see what the new iPhone 15 will look like on Monday 9/12. That's the Apple Event.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Press Event - Sept 20th
« Last post by renegade600 on September 09, 2023, 08:43:05 am »
Probably gonna be their announcement of how they're going to take over the world... It's gotta be coming soon... LOL Of course Amazon and Google and Apple and maybe some others will all be in lock step with the rich and powerful for this event...

that will only happen when they get enough satellites into space so they can point their destructive lasers at all the major cities.    I think Musk will get there first with all the starlink satellites.   You think they are only for internet service?

Seriously, zdnet said something about amazon might be announcing their version of chatgpt in addition to a new dot.   Did not say much else.   I hope to see a device that will work offliine.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Press Event - Sept 20th
« Last post by scottrods on September 08, 2023, 08:14:55 pm »
Look like amazon is having a press event on Sept 20th.   Wonder what they will be announcing.    What is your guess?

Probably gonna be their announcement of how they're going to take over the world... It's gotta be coming soon... LOL Of course Amazon and Google and Apple and maybe some others will all be in lock step with the rich and powerful for this event...
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Press Event - Sept 20th
« Last post by renegade600 on September 07, 2023, 02:42:18 pm »
Look like amazon is having a press event on Sept 20th.   Wonder what they will be announcing.    What is your guess?
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Alexa Tips & Tricks / Re: Limit commands per room
« Last post by KyleMW on September 06, 2023, 11:20:54 am »
In the Alexa app go to "Devices" and set up a "group" for each room.  In that group you can designate the specific devices for that room, including a specific Echo device.  If you are in that room you can then command Alexa to do things like "turn on lights" and it will only affect that particular group.

I have two rooms that are open to each other, with an Echo Dot in each room, so one dot responds to 'Alexa' and the other to 'Echo' so that they can control their respective rooms.

The one thing to watch for is weird acoustics!  Once in a while, if you're standing in just the right place an Echo device two doors down the hall may respond to your command!
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