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I cannot help but if you had not checked yet, eventghost has a forum  I found the following that might help or at least lead you to where you can find specific help.

http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7429

I looked at that post.  It's mostly for going the other way.  Saying something to Alexa and then having EventGhost trigger an event.  I posted on that forum to see if anyone has done something similar to what I'm trying to do.

Roveer
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I cannot help but if you had not checked yet, eventghost has a forum  I found the following that might help or at least lead you to where you can find specific help.

http://www.eventghost.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7429
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Amazon Echo Discussion / How do I send a message to Alexa (to speak) from a batch file.
« Last post by Roveer on January 27, 2021, 10:10:10 am »
As a part of my home automation I'd like to have Alexa "announce" things initiated from my computer.  It can be Alexa speaking, or it could be a mp3 or wav file being played doesn't matter.  I can handle the pc side (I use eventghost), but I have been unsuccessful in finding how something like this would be formatted to send to Alexa.  The last time I looked it seemed very difficult and you basically had to be in a position to write a skill in order to do this.

Is there a fairly simple way to do this?  Thanks for your help.

Roveer
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Wrong radio station.
« Last post by AlanH on January 25, 2021, 05:19:56 am »
Seeing exactly the same behaviour too with my Dot 3rd gen and Beam. However I can play Radio 2 via the Sonos app on my IPad where the station is saved as a Tunein favourite.
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Wrong radio station.
« Last post by renegade600 on January 24, 2021, 06:02:34 pm »
I am not that familiar with bbc radio but if bbc2 has another name or call letters, give that a try.   since sonos is its own alexa device, you could go to the sonos community at their website.   They have an alexa section. 

https://en.community.sonos.com/
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Wrong radio station.
« Last post by paolo on January 24, 2021, 04:29:01 am »
Hi, I have an echo dot linked to a Sonos speaker. Whenever I ask Alexa to play bbc radio 2 on the Sonos, it plays bbc radio 2 Wales. There is no problem when just asking Alexa to play radio 2 on itself, however.
I have recently upgraded from a 1st gen to a 3rd gen dot, but the issue remains the same.
Anybody else had this problem? If, so, what’s the fix?
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Potpourri / Re: Downloaded Alexa on PC (UK)
« Last post by renegade600 on January 23, 2021, 07:49:11 pm »
open your task manager, click on more details and see if alexa is enable under the startup tab.  If not, right click to enable.  If alexa is not in the startup tab, you will need to add it. 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/add-an-app-to-run-automatically-at-startup-in-windows-10-150da165-dcd9-7230-517b-cf3c295d89dd
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Potpourri / Downloaded Alexa on PC (UK)
« Last post by Vernon on January 23, 2021, 05:20:35 pm »
SO I've downloaded Alexa onto my two PCs (UK)
Neither wakes up when I say Alexa despite settings.  I just click on icon so no big deal.
What is annoying is that Alexa now loads when I press the F5 Refresh key on one PC.  I don't use sticky keys and have checked they are off in settings.  As it was a key I used often, this is frustrating.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Echo Show 8 not being seen
« Last post by ranoutofaliases on January 23, 2021, 11:49:58 am »
Apologies if this subject has come up before......
So our in laws and us have an echo show 8 each. We can video call them but they can't video call us.
Whenever they try and video call us it goes to our mobile. I have instructed them to check communication and contacts and our name but our Alexa device is not shown just our mobile and landline.
They have downloaded the Alexa app on their iPhone but I'm at a loss as to why their device can't see our dot show 8 but we can see theirs? It's got to be something simple 🙄 but at a loss. They are both in their 80s so tech and patience running thin.
Grateful for some help please.

Need to add:
They have an Amazon account
The dot show 8 was sent unregistered so they have registered the show 8 under their account
It is connected to their home wi-fi
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Where can I find "Smart Home Devices History"
« Last post by ronen on January 22, 2021, 05:56:13 am »
there is no list you can access except your history in settings.  you may be able to contact amazon and they might be able to tell you by checking their logs.   Does the bulb have its own app, if so, maybe there is something there.

Thanks so much for your response
I spoke with Amazon support but they claim there is no access to this data. This is very strange especially given the possibility to delete this data.
The support of shelly.cloud which controls the lamp found according to the log that the action happened by someone external through the cloud and not through their cloud.
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