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Echo Technical Support / Re: No Alexa, I want YOU to be the speaker, Not my TV!
« Last post by mike27oct on April 20, 2019, 03:52:30 pm »
It's not "impressive" because YOU do not really understand how bluetooth works.  It is a wireless connection between two devices that will reconnect again automatically unless you turn off the bluetooth connection between the two devices.  So turn off the BT of a device not needed, and turn on BT of a needed one.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: No Alexa, I want YOU to be the speaker, Not my TV!
« Last post by Karajorma on April 20, 2019, 07:24:05 am »
So I've basically got to tell it to disconnect and then keep rolling the dice on which way round it will connnect until it gets it right?

That's not very impressive!
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SOLUTION FOUND!
In desperation, I decided to once again, disable the Alexa Plex skill on the Alexa app and not re-enable it for 15 minutes or so.  Then when i asked each device to play I received the comment that my Plex server was not online and when I put it back online, all was well -- even with the two Dots that were hosed.  So if this ever happens again I know what to try.  Amazon must have been messing with the skill again since things were earlier fixed.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: what a day
« Last post by renegade600 on April 19, 2019, 07:44:34 pm »
Wink had let their API certificate expire.  With Wink hubs not being available for weeks, I don't know how much longer they will even be in existence. Lots of disgusted owners jumping the Wink Hub ship before it goes down for good.

I am not disgusted yet though I may need to get a new hub as a backup for just in case
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: what a day
« Last post by renegade600 on April 19, 2019, 07:42:27 pm »
Back in October 16, 2015 I posted this message:
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Quirky, the parent company of Wink, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy just a few weeks ago. Wink is included in the bankruptcy but will likely be sold to Flextronics, Quirky's largest creditor, for approx $15 million.
The future of Wink seems to be uncertain.


they were then sold to will.I.am.  I do agree their days may be numbered.  it is near impossible to buy a wink now. 
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: what a day
« Last post by jwlv on April 19, 2019, 06:07:23 pm »
Back in October 16, 2015 I posted this message:
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Quirky, the parent company of Wink, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy just a few weeks ago. Wink is included in the bankruptcy but will likely be sold to Flextronics, Quirky's largest creditor, for approx $15 million.
The future of Wink seems to be uncertain.
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Smart Devices and Gadgets / Re: what a day
« Last post by froglips on April 19, 2019, 05:07:04 pm »
Wink had let their API certificate expire.  With Wink hubs not being available for weeks, I don't know how much longer they will even be in existence. Lots of disgusted owners jumping the Wink Hub ship before it goes down for good.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Trying to get two Alexas to play . . . . .
« Last post by froglips on April 19, 2019, 04:59:54 pm »
You can use the phrase "Alexa play(Station or song name)EVERYWHERE".  Make sure that every Echo unit is included in the group EVERYWHERE.
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The supervisor called back to tell me the issue was resolved with an update of Plex at Amazon's end.

It all has worked well again until this past week.  TWO Echo devices (both are Gen 1 Echos) have not been working using Alexa and Plex to play music, although they do any other Alexa task I ask of them including play from TuneIn or Amazon music.  These two gen1 Echos cannot play now when I ask, "Alexa, ask Plex to play some music" (from my Plex media server.) 

Since I now only have gen2 Echos that can do this, I have set up one of them feeding the Echo audio to the stereo.  Hope it continues to work.  It appears I need to contact Echo Support again to see if there is a problem with the gen1 Echos that is related to Alexa/Plex combo.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Trying to get two Alexas to play . . . . .
« Last post by -Chris- on April 19, 2019, 03:00:21 pm »
How do you get two Alexas to play the same radio station at the same time please?  At the moment, one of them is playing a couple of seconds behind the other.
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