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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa hooked up to my printer!
« Last post by briancbb on April 02, 2020, 04:52:38 pm »
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you have been able to print using alexa for a while now. I originally thought the auto setup was a joke - thought printer skills needed to be installed but might night be for all printers

Looks like I will have to have a play.  It would be handy right now to be able to print the 'Shopping List'.  I'm in the UK, so hope it is here.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa hooked up to my printer!
« Last post by renegade600 on April 02, 2020, 04:45:21 pm »
Is this an April 1st joke???

you have been able to print using alexa for a while now. I originally thought the auto setup was a joke - thought printer skills needed to be installed but might night be for all printers
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa hooked up to my printer!
« Last post by briancbb on April 02, 2020, 03:39:24 pm »
Is this an April 1st joke???
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Help with Managing Alexa Devices
« Last post by tuicemen on April 02, 2020, 07:54:23 am »
There are a couple of apps that you may be able to configure to control your smarthome devices. However they may not have full support yet for some newer smart home products and aren't  as easy as Alexa to setup. SmartThings works with many devices and you can create custom device handlers for things not nativly supported.
HA-Bridge will control several smarthome device and includes several helpers for setup.
Do a Google search for other home automation solutions. Many Home Automation programs /apps will add additional possibilites to your setup.
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Alexa New Technology Day 1 Editions / Wyze Band (from the maker of Wyze Cam)
« Last post by jwlv on April 02, 2020, 03:06:00 am »
I just pre-ordered 2 of these. It's a fitness band with Alexa built-in. Battery lasts 10-14 on a single charge.
Waterproof too!

$25 + $5 shipping
https://wyze.com/wyze-band
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: The Flash Briefing
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2020, 10:57:38 pm »
if those are the only two in your flash briefing, then don't use flash briefing.  just have them play individually.   for example just say play bbc in the morning and the national radio in the evening.   
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Amazon Echo Discussion / The Flash Briefing
« Last post by Vlastimil Stribrny on April 01, 2020, 10:40:55 pm »
Hello, yesterday I bought my very first Amazon Echo and now I'm struggling a bit with the Flash Briefing. I added two sources of news (the BBC and our national radio) and I want to split the Flash Briefing into two parts. I want to listen to them independently. I want one source to be part of the morning routine, while the other source to not be part of the morning routine. Can someone give me some advice on this? Thanks.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa hooked up to my printer!
« Last post by scottrods on April 01, 2020, 07:48:59 pm »
my printer is totally wireless, so it's on the same wireless network as Alexa and everything else, including my phone when at home. The email I got just was a "Hey dude, we hooked up Alexa to your printer" kinda email and said here's few commands you might like. It will print bbyvoice a few things... Says it will print my to do list and such.

Here's the commands it listed to try.

Just say, "Alexa, print my shopping list."

THINGS TO TRY

"Alexa, print my to-do list"
"Alexa, print an easy maze"
"Alexa, print a daily Sudoku"
"Alexa, print lined paper"
"Alexa, print graph paper"
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Help with Managing Alexa Devices
« Last post by jwlv on April 01, 2020, 07:35:27 pm »
I don't think Amazon designed the Alexa app to be a master control panel for smart devices. The interface they've given us in the app is not efficient for everyday use to turn on/off smart devices. That's why it's much easier to control your smart devices by voice.

After changing device names, it may take a while before Alexa realizes the change. If you want Alexa to find the changes right away you'll have to ask Alexa to discover my devices.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: TV commands
« Last post by renegade600 on April 01, 2020, 05:59:09 pm »
I'm sure this has been asked before but. When I'm watching TV & leave the room I have Alexa pause the TV. I can not for the life of me figure out the command to resume play when I return. Thanx

what is the exact command you are trying to use?   I usually say alexa continue or alexa play
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