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if not smart group, it is just that for whatever reason, the other device actually heard you and responded.   Sometimes when I am standing next to one in the dining area, a bedroom one will respond.   It just happens.   

Though I am not a sound expert, I believe it has to do with sound waves and the way it moves throughout the house because of other noise, ceiling fans, where you are facing when giving the command and more.  It also has to do with the device itself as to how fast it picked up the sound with the microphone.  Older devices reacts slower than newer devices.    When multiple devices hear, ESP  kicks in and the first one who receives the command responds.  ESP is an echo feature where only one device will respond no matter how many heard. 

The only solution is to move the device away line of site to the door in the back rooms, put further from the door on the same wall as the door.  Also lower your voice a bit when giving commands. 
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not sure what you are asking but all your echo devices should be able to access the light.   It makes no difference as to which one.  Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of being able to turn the lights on/off no matter where you are in the home.    or are you talking about smart groups?
No smart groups.  Just noticed that a couple of my devices were "connected" to an echo dot that is the furthest away instead of the Echo Studio in the same room.  I assumed this meant that the commands would be coming from the one it's connected to and thought I should try to change the connection to the echo closest to the lights.  I'm not understanding why those devices show being connected to the dot furthest away anyway.
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not sure what you are asking but all your echo devices should be able to access the light.   It makes no difference as to which one.  Otherwise, it defeats the purpose of being able to turn the lights on/off no matter where you are in the home.    or are you talking about smart groups?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / how to change which echo device is connected to a light
« Last post by marklyn59 on August 01, 2022, 09:20:28 am »
How can I change which echo device is connected to a light?  When I look at the device settings for one of my lights, it's connected to my echo dot in my study, two rooms over, from the room the light is in, which has an Echo studio. Or, does it matter that the light is 'connected' to an echo dot that isn't the nearest echo device?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Setting the speaker volume in a multi-room music routine
« Last post by wfc on August 01, 2022, 02:49:31 am »
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!

How did you get the music to play in the specific groups??
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Specifying a speaker group in a routine
« Last post by wfc on August 01, 2022, 02:47:34 am »
I suppose you can use a custom command in the routine by typing in what you want Alexa to do. Ex: Play 102.7 FM on the Outside Group.


Unfortunately that didnít work. I canít imagine why Amazon didnít think of this capability
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Help with a connect problem
« Last post by renegade600 on July 30, 2022, 12:29:26 pm »
are you linked to a phone carrier in the alexa app?     If so, you can answer using alexa and not the phone by saying: Alexa answer call.   

Or you can pick up your phone and answer like normal.   It should stop the announcement.   I do not think there is a way to do what you want other than tell alexa to lower the volume. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Help with a connect problem
« Last post by BeccaJane on July 30, 2022, 09:05:20 am »
Anyone know how to stop Alexa announcing a call without her hanging up on the person calling? I asked her to stop as I wanted to be able to hear my phone and she promptly hung up on my husband. I don't mind the announcement but I do want to be able to quieten the announcement without hanging up on the person calling. TIA Becca
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: My Amazon Astro Robot came early
« Last post by renegade600 on July 30, 2022, 04:00:27 am »
looks interesting.   have you found any real use for it yet?   how is the sound for music?   I am still waiting for an invite but still not sure if I will get it.   I am afraid that it would be fun to play with for a few days then forgotten.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / My Amazon Astro Robot came early
« Last post by jwlv on July 30, 2022, 01:15:55 am »
It was supposed to be delivered on Monday, but it came early on Friday. It was shipped UPS ground and required a signature. I made some short video clips already so you can get a feel for what it can do. There's still a lot I need to learn about what can I say to it and what it's capable of doing. I will add more videos later on as I discover more things.

Here's a playlist of the videos I've made so far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwri6zeu2Ag&list=PL3F908E7C63232DC7

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