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Echo Technical Support / Re: Will Alexa be changed to a male voice?
« Last post by mike27oct on June 17, 2019, 02:20:50 pm »
With a name like Alexa, I really doubt it!  If you really want to know ask Amazon echo Help!
Amazon Echo Discussion / Repeating alarms marked completed randomly
« Last post by JDThird on June 17, 2019, 08:23:33 am »
So this only happens on my 2nd gen echo show.  I have four daily reminders, things from reminding my son to brush or take his ADD medicine, to my reminders for feeding the fish.  And they randomly get marked as completed for no apparent reason, and I don't know until I wonder why it didn't fire off the next day.

I've done the factory reset of the device, I removed the Alexa app from my iPad Pro thinking maybe it was an issue having the app on two devices (iPad and iPhone X) and then even deleted and reinstalled on my iPhone X so it's the only thing with the app on it.

But nothing seems to matter, and the instances of deletion are totally random.  Sometimes it'll be 3 days before something vanishes to "completed" and other times it may take it 9 or 10 days and then suddenly two are gone.  There is no consistent pattern.

Amazon support was pretty useless since all they could tell me was "delete and reinstall the app" which has been done twice now...

Anyone else seeing this happen?
Echo Technical Support / Will Alexa be changed to a male voice?
« Last post by mikejones12566 on June 17, 2019, 05:48:47 am »
Apple has built up the choices for male and female voices for Siri in various vernaculars and accents since 2014. This is something Amazon still can't explore with Alexa. By and by, regardless, you can change Alexa to have a British explanation or talk in German. Regardless, they're all in the proportional, mechanical voice.
Down Under Echo (Australia) / Re: Australian Alexa Replies to "thank you"?
« Last post by ozhog on June 17, 2019, 02:26:26 am »
It is "Easy as" I've lived here in Oz for 49 years and never heard anyone say that, maybe it's the sort of thing the millennials are saying. The more obvious thing would be "No worries" or "No wucking furries." which may be shortened to "No wuckers"
Echo Technical Support / Spotify Problem
« Last post by ozhog on June 17, 2019, 01:48:44 am »
Hi there, new here so be gentle to me. I've got an Echo Plus, and this problem only started a week or so back. When I say Alexa play music it responds with "Here is Spotify" and then plays 2 songs and stops. It's not actually a Spotify problem (I think) as my Google mini works great, but I prefer the sound of the plus better. Any ideas?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Volume level info
« Last post by jwlv on June 16, 2019, 08:12:59 pm »
Good to know! I just tried it on my Echo Show.

"Alexa, what's the current volume level?"

"This device is at volume 5."
Echo Technical Support / Re: Can echo be programmed to use two different names
« Last post by jwlv on June 16, 2019, 08:10:29 pm »
Deep in the Alexa app's settings, there is an option where you can have Alexa recognize voices. I don't use it, but I've seen it in the settings before. Based on what voice Alexa hears, it'll respond to the correct person. I believe that means if two people have their own calendars, to do lists, etc. it'll give the corresponding information to the person asking.
Echo Technical Support / Re: Out of town and want to disable Echo
« Last post by jwlv on June 16, 2019, 08:06:16 pm »
There is no way to disable an Echo remotely unless you deregister it from your Amazon account.
The saved wifi password setting only affects new devices during setup, not devices that you are already using.

Thinking ahead, perhaps you can put the Echo on a smartplug so that you can turn it on/off remotely using the smartplug's app. Dozens of manufacturer's make them, including Amazon, Belkin, TP-Link, etc.
Echo Technical Support / Out of town and want to disable Echo
« Last post by LWMS on June 16, 2019, 03:43:44 pm »
Hi All,
I was wondering if there was a way to disable an Echo short of deregistering it. Is there a way to disable the microphone from the website? I did delete the saved Wi-fi passwords, but im not clear on what that will do. I suspect it will require that the Wifi be setup again from scratch is that correct?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Volume level info
« Last post by Laurel on June 16, 2019, 11:27:12 am »
Thanks mike27oct!  I just tried it and yay it's working for us on our older Echo Show.
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