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To set the volume for a device in a routine, edit your route, Add Action, choose Device Settings, then Volume. After setting the volume action, scroll down to the bottom and choose the From device. Keep in mind that you can only choose one device per routine. So if you want to set the volume of say, 3 devices, you need 3 separate routines.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo and Bluetooth speaker multi-room system?
« Last post by jwlv on May 17, 2022, 05:19:44 pm »
The alternative is to use multiple Echo devices. For the best sound, you can get the Echo Studio, which according to Amazon is their "best-sounding smart speaker ever - With Dolby Atmos and Alexa." It's around $200.

Amazon Echo devices use WiFi to communicate between devices. They have more control over latency as well as a small buffer that can pick up the slack in case of poor signal. Bluetooth has no buffer; It just plays what you send it, and if it doesn't go through, too bad.

If you want to go a cheaper route, you can get Echo Dots and place them all around the house. Echo Dots can be had for around $30 or less when they have a sale (Black Friday, Prime Day, etc.) Of all the different Echo Dots, I think the Echo Dot v3 & v4 sound the best, but v4 costs more. Dot v1 & v2 sound pretty terrible, like a tin can.

If the reason why you want to use Bluetooth is because you want fully wireless with battery, there are some 3rd party manufacturers that make a battery base for the Echo Dot. They have battery bases for all versions of Echo Dots from various manufacturers and sellers. I got one last week from a local auction for $2. But Amazon sells them for around $30 or so. Attached is a photo of it.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Setting the speaker volume in a multi-room music routine
« Last post by RCF on May 16, 2022, 03:54:56 pm »
I am setting up different routines to play particular Apple Music channels on my echo devices for certain occasions. I have been able to create the separate routines, assign them different command phrases, and get them to play on the speaker groups desired. However, I canít find a way to set the volume in the routine.

The idea is to have different preset routines around the house for morning music, daytime music, dinner music, and get togethers, and assign each an appropriate volume level. Does anyone know how to preset the volume in a multi-room music routine? Thanks!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo and Bluetooth speaker multi-room system?
« Last post by RCF on May 16, 2022, 09:19:23 am »
Nope. Amazon won't let you do multi-room via Bluetooth. I can understand why. There is latency involved when it comes to Bluetooth devices. And every Bluetooth device has a slightly different latency, some very low and some very high. If Amazon allowed you to do this, it would sound like your music is echoing all around the house.

Thanks. You would think after four generations they would have either partnered with a compatible third party manufacturer or come out with their own compatible bluetooth speakers. I would love to be able to set up a group of weatherproof bluetooth speakers by the pool in combination with the house echos for seamless music. It would be great for parties. Perhaps someday.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo and Bluetooth speaker multi-room system?
« Last post by jwlv on May 16, 2022, 03:46:04 am »
Nope. Amazon won't let you do multi-room via Bluetooth. I can understand why. There is latency involved when it comes to Bluetooth devices. And every Bluetooth device has a slightly different latency, some very low and some very high. If Amazon allowed you to do this, it would sound like your music is echoing all around the house.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Echo and Bluetooth speaker multi-room system?
« Last post by RCF on May 15, 2022, 03:41:53 pm »
Can Bluetooth speakers be combined with Echos to create a mutli-room speaker system? If so, what is the procedure? I have only seen procedures for Echo only multi-room systems. Thanks.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa now meows like a cat!!!!! HELP!
« Last post by Izzykel on May 15, 2022, 07:41:39 am »
We had the same problem and tried everything
 Finally what worked was "Alexa, stop meowing"
Good luck!
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Alexa Tips & Tricks / Pathfinder Series - New game!
« Last post by Wanderword on May 12, 2022, 03:18:45 am »
Hey!

We are launching a new Pathfinder audio game! It is a famous Role Playing Game IP with millions of players around the world, and we are now bringing it to Alexa. If you wanna be the first to try it out, sign up here: wanderword.net/shardfallPF

Best,
Wanderword Game Developers
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There are region restrictions when you take an Echo device from one country to another. What might be available in one country might not be available in a different country. This would apply to music, movies, and even some smart devices such as smart plugs, light switches, etc.

It is also recommended that when you take your Echo device to a different country, you should contact Amazon support to help you reset your Echo device to the new country. You can't do this on your own. Amazon must do it on their side at your request.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Dot weekly alarm to playlist on iPhone
« Last post by jwlv on May 10, 2022, 11:22:29 pm »
To playing music on your Echo Dot, you need to use the Alexa app on your iPhone. Once in the Alexa app, tap the "play" icon at the bottom. Then you can choose something to play.
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