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Sounds like the blue ring of death.  Did you spill something on it?  How old is it?
Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: Amazon Smart Plug & transformer
« Last post by mike27oct on July 18, 2019, 05:01:47 pm »
Most smart plugs have a rating of 12-15Amps, so check the rating of your plug and the rating of transformer.
My echo wonít respond to me 1-5 hours after being plugged in and just goes light blue, dark blue, light blue And then the led ring goes dark
Amazon Echo Discussion / Recent Kasa problems
« Last post by Chris on July 18, 2019, 11:17:54 am »
The subject of Alexa Kasa communications has come up before.
Has anyone experienced a spike lately?
I have to disable and enable the Kasa app via the Alexa app virtually every day now (at least once!) to get it working properly.
The Kasa app on its own virtually never fails.
Is there a solution. Maybe delete the Kasa app completely and reinstall?
This is a recent phenomenon as my tp link products were working solidly for a long time.
Pointers anyone?
Smart Devices and Gadgets / Amazon Smart Plug & transformer
« Last post by K5FNI on July 18, 2019, 12:23:31 am »
 I just bought an Amazon smart plug. Iím wondering if anyone would be nice enough to answer if it can control transformer devices. I plan on using it with an older stereo receiver that runs off of a power transformer. Some electronica control devices do not handle the induction of a transformer.

Thanks in advance.
Maple Leaf Echo (Canada) / Re: Echo Show 5 and Getting Directions
« Last post by thepix on July 17, 2019, 10:43:33 pm »
Thanks. I figured out the Skype issue but now can't get Alexa to give directions.
Maple Leaf Echo (Canada) / Re: Echo Show 5 and Skype
« Last post by jwlv on July 17, 2019, 10:31:45 pm »
You need to use the Skype skill. Use the Alexa app and set up the Skype skill on your Echo device and link your account.
Maple Leaf Echo (Canada) / Echo Show 5 and Getting Directions
« Last post by thepix on July 17, 2019, 10:24:04 pm »
Just received my new Echo Show 5. I asked Alexa for simple directions to main intersections or  attractions like the Eaton Centre but Alexa keeps giving me a traffic condition rating instead of directions. It won't display a map.
Might be your smartplugs. I use Wemo plugs and I probably have about 20 of them.
Smart Devices and Gadgets / Look what I got for Prime Day
« Last post by jwlv on July 17, 2019, 10:02:10 pm »
So what goodies did everyone get on Prime Day?

I got the Fire TV Recast. I've been a cord-cutter for many years and I've always used Tivo to watch broadcast television. When I saw the Fire TV Recast on Prime Day, I knew that I had to get it. I got the 2-tuner version. What the Recast can do that the Tivo cannot is being able to watch live TV as well as recorded TV from outside of the house. Tivo has a way to watch shows outside of the house with an added Tivo Stream device. But I hardly ever used it because it was so unreliable and slow. Most of the time it couldn't even connect. But Fire TV Recast was so simple. It worked just as easily inside the house as it did away from home. The quality is pretty darn good too! The only downside is that Recast only works with Amazon devices like Fire TV stick or Echo Show or the Fire TV app on iPhone/Android. It will not work on a computer or non-Amazon devices like Roku, Apple TV, Xbox/Playstation, Chromecast, etc.

Here's the link to the Fire TV Recast -->
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