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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Xmas routine not working
« Last post by jvk of md on December 06, 2021, 07:23:34 am »
Thanks.  Yes that's what I ended up doing.  Just to be sure I deleted all the kasa devices from alexa before re-enabling the skill.  Sucks having to redo all my routines and stuff but it seemed to have worked.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by renegade600 on December 05, 2021, 10:07:21 pm »
I have my doubts it they even check that feedback. The only time I ever received a response to my feedback was when I left it via the alexa for pc app.

they may not look at the specific feedback but I am pretty sure they keep a running total based on the feedback subject. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by scottrods on December 05, 2021, 09:33:59 pm »
I'm about to buy one of the 15 inch Fire units... It's a little different in design, but is still based on the Fire Tablet software, which is the basis for all. the "Show" products as well as the Spot. I'm hoping it has a "No Ads" option... I'll pay a little extra unless they start making it an annual subscription to stop ads or something... (wouldn;t that be a hoot. A Subscription to have something stop coming... LOL)... either way, as long as there is little audio from it, I'll probably be fine with whatever it does, as long as the Home Screen is customizable and holds it's configuration well.

As far as things I've tossed... The original Echo Base station was too top heavy and got knocked over several times before I nixed it. Otherwise I liked it. I also found myself bored with the Echo Auto. I have my own tunes and controls thorugh Apple Car Play, and when I traded to this new HOnda Ridgeliine Truck, I left the old Echo auto in the Tacoma I traded... hadn;t used it in probably 8 or 9 months. Got rid of all the other Show items too. Gave them away as gifts to people who are less irritated by the slower performance of them. I think all of them were Show5 as well.

All in all, I'm growing weary of the BS changes on Echo, that just show up with a software update with no option to ignore or stop updates without proofing the stuff first. I have had several updates with My Apple Homepods and no major issues with them at all. They never suggest stupid stuff either... and they don't play ads in and of the Apple kind, but do play ads in ad supported apps like Pandora or Spotify (free versions). and they evidently don;t listen in much... I'm sure some, but not mucc shows up everywhere just because I talked about it near a device one day... I may be switching all my personal echos with Home Pod Mini soon. Especially with their latest color options... Kinda dig the yellow and orange options.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by David N on December 05, 2021, 07:12:24 pm »


I am at the point where every single time alexa messes up or give unnecessary info, I send feedback.   I like the voice feedback though I would not be too surprise if amazon discontinues it too if it gets too much use.     
I have my doubts it they even check that feedback. The only time I ever received a response to my feedback was when I left it via the alexa for pc app.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by renegade600 on December 05, 2021, 05:26:58 pm »
I am not concerned about what is on the screen.  I have everything disable that can be disable, but I really only use the screen for weather radar, ring and calls.   It is not like I am watching the screen 24/7 to see if I get some ad.   So far the only screen I have seen is the alexa for your day -  no ads.   Now the btws is another story  :-)

I am at the point where every single time alexa messes up or give unnecessary info, I send feedback.   I like the voice feedback though I would not be too surprise if amazon discontinues it too if it gets too much use.     
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by jwlv on December 05, 2021, 04:26:30 pm »
This is your site, right? Hope you keep it open, I would hate to see it go away.

The site isn't going away. I still have other Echo devices without screens. I'm just getting rid of the Echo Show devices.

That's the problem with companies that make devices and also selling the content on those devices.

It's like if NBC made a smart TV and it constantly tries to get you to watch one of their stations. After watching the nightly news, it'll pop up a message saying "Hey, did you know Jimmy Fallon is coming on in 5 minutes? Would you like me to change the channel?"

Or if Chevron made an autonomous car and every time it drives by a Chevron station, it'll say "Coca cola is on sale at this station, would you like me to stop the car here?"

That's what Alexa is doing. That's what Fire Tablets are doing. That's what Fire TV is doing. That's what Kindle is doing. If you have Amazon Prime Video, did you notice that lately it's been promoting IMDB TV? Yep, Amazon owns IMDB. And they're always putting Amazon Originals at the top of the list. Guess what else? Amazon just bought MGM studios recently for $8.45 billion. They'll be trying hard to push their Amazon-wares on you to recoup that $8.45 billion for the next 10 years.

Seriously, Amazon is way too big for its own good.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa app on android phone wont start.
« Last post by Shanghaichica on December 05, 2021, 04:18:16 pm »
I can get it to work on my iPhone and iPads but it refuses to open on my fire HD 8 tablet!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by tuicemen on December 05, 2021, 11:40:34 am »
The forum does have sections for Google and Apple. I suspect these sections will start to become more active.  Google for me at least, out performs Amazon in my kitchen.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Bluetooth speaker connect issues
« Last post by David N on December 05, 2021, 10:11:52 am »
How are you trying to connect? By voice or with the app?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: I've had it!!!
« Last post by David N on December 05, 2021, 10:09:19 am »


So I've had it!!! I'm in the process of getting rid of all six of my Echo Shows.
This is your site, right? Hope you keep it open, I would hate to see it go away.
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