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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: have alexa turn off lights.
« Last post by kenf on November 19, 2019, 08:44:34 am »
A timer solutiuon may require a smart hub like Wemo or Smart Things which has more advanced scripting.

Otherwise an Alexa Routine can be made like "Lights Out" and you can assign all lights you want to it and set them to off.

Because I have SmartThings, I can make Scenes, so I have one called Red Alert and another called Lights Out.  When a security event happens, the Red Alert scene is called, turning on all my lights.  I've also made a Alexa Routines of the same names, and when I say "Good Night", it activates the Lights Out scene.

So I have several ways of getting the lights out, but since I say Good Night, every night, I know Alexa will get all the lights and whatever else I want done at bed time.

Alexa can recognize Scenes, but I don't recall if it can make them.  For me, it's something I import from SmartThings when I sync, so I manage it there, and then wire up additional Alexa behaviors in the Alexa app.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: have alexa turn off lights.
« Last post by jwlv on November 17, 2019, 04:58:50 pm »
All of my smart switches are Wemo. Even without using Alexa, Wemo devices can define its own rules. One of those rules can be "if light (or device) has been on for ### minutes (or hours), turn off."

I use a combination of these rules to turn on certain lights and devices at dusk, and turn off after a certain number of hours. A couple of my lights are set to turn off a certain number of hours before dawn.

Not every smart switch has these features. Most of the well-known name brands do, such as Wemo, Hue, etc.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: The conversation icon isn't present in Alexa app
« Last post by millionlafs on November 17, 2019, 01:41:43 pm »
On my Galaxy 9 Plus, I had to uninstall the app and then reinstall it.  It is there now.  :)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: have alexa turn off lights.
« Last post by scottrods on November 17, 2019, 09:00:23 am »
We don't tend to use the back our your house very often, so I would like to have alexa ask if we would like to turn the lights off in a certain area of the house after the  lights have been on for an hour.  Is this possible?

I'm not aware of anything like that, however I might go with a motion sensor (Hue Branded works really well... but need a bridge to use it properly), and set up timers for to turn off lights after motion stops for a predetermined time limit. You can also set up other types of scenarios, but this one seems the easiest to accomplish a simple "turn 'em off when not in use" thing...
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I fixed this buy deregistering and the registering my echo studio.  It also recalibrated the playback of the speaker.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / have alexa turn off lights.
« Last post by evansmb on November 16, 2019, 11:44:37 pm »
We don't tend to use the back our your house very often, so I would like to have alexa ask if we would like to turn the lights off in a certain area of the house after the  lights have been on for an hour.  Is this possible?
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Echo Technical Support / Echo show has gone deaf.
« Last post by Billjames@btinternet.com on November 14, 2019, 04:29:19 am »
My Echo Show responds perfectly to the "Alexa" command to start things off but once it is playing the radio or music it becomes deaf to the command and I need to stop it by tapping the "pause" feature on the screen. It works perfectly for 18 months and it still does even with the television blaring away in the background. Other people seem to be having similar problems so why has there been no software update?
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If I have the radio playing with my echo show it will not respond to the "Alexa" command to enable me to stop it. It picks up the command perfectly to start it.
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I am on a tablet without cellular data so i have no idea what to do. I have tried booting the app without wifi and it wont let me in... Any suggestions?

You had to set it up with something, and it usually requires a cell phone on wireless to set up then connect to wifi. Do you not have a cell phone to use the app from to get it started up?
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Pre-set reminder that makes Alexa say stuff
« Last post by GaryM on November 13, 2019, 06:27:19 am »
I don't think it's possible to set a reminder and have it say something personalised when it goes off.

Actually you could try telling it what you want it to say in the reminder although it probably won't say ass: "Alexa, remind me to get your butt to the gym at 2:30 tomorrow".

The reminder should say "I am reminding you, get your butt to the gym..."
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