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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Smart Plug skill enable
« Last post by renegade600 on August 11, 2019, 04:32:31 pm »
you log into skills with the account you have for the device.  You do not use amazons info.  are you able to access your smart life account online using a pc?  near the bottom of the skill there should be a link to contact smart life if you are having problems.    they are the only ones who can help you. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Smart Plug skill enable
« Last post by Clay L on August 11, 2019, 04:02:48 pm »
I can not enable any smart plug skill. All of them give me the same message when I try. http://postimg.cc/CdnkgVvS . I am using my Amazon/Alexa username (email address) and password. Just for the Smart Life skill I also tried using the username and password for a Smart Life account I set up for the Smart Life skill. Always get the same screen shown above.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Alexa & Echo Dot
« Last post by Laurel on August 10, 2019, 10:19:48 am »
You don't need a paid account to listen to Amazon music. I would talk to the service reps on the help line.  You shouldn't have to push a button to talk, you turn on the sound and leave it. Try setting up on the web site instead of phone app is my only other suggestion. i.e alexa.amazon.com  And you do need to register for an account to get anywhere with set up.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Alexa & Echo Dot
« Last post by mike27oct on August 09, 2019, 06:28:53 pm »
OP:  Have you called the FREE Official AMAZON Echo help line given you in earlier post yet so you can get this problem resolved?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Sound effects help
« Last post by shaftdx on August 09, 2019, 04:20:11 pm »
2 years ago, it would have been easier because Amazon allowed users to have their own music library that they can upload themselves. Amazon removed it so it's no longer an option. If it was still available, you could just upload a mp3 file with a quick door slam sound and have Alexa play the sound in the routine. There are some other ways for Alexa to play from your own music library such as Plex server. I'm not familiar with Plex or other alternative sources. I'm sure someone else can chime in on that.

I will most definitely have to look into this.  I actually do have Plex (and I love it)  so I will have to run some experiments with that.  thank you!
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Sound effects help
« Last post by jwlv on August 09, 2019, 04:04:30 pm »
2 years ago, it would have been easier because Amazon allowed users to have their own music library that they can upload themselves. Amazon removed it so it's no longer an option. If it was still available, you could just upload a mp3 file with a quick door slam sound and have Alexa play the sound in the routine. There are some other ways for Alexa to play from your own music library such as Plex server. I'm not familiar with Plex or other alternative sources. I'm sure someone else can chime in on that.
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Maple Leaf Echo (Canada) / Re: Attention Music Lovers
« Last post by renegade600 on August 09, 2019, 04:01:59 pm »
I have been using my media for a while now.  it was simple to setup and use.

So My Media will index and play everything in my iTunes library, including existing playlists?

should play your music but doubt it will use existing playlists.  I mainly use it to read audiobooks and old radio shows from my private collection. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Alexa & Echo Dot
« Last post by alexafriend on August 09, 2019, 02:30:06 pm »
I wish I knew the answer to your first question. When trying to get Amazon Alexa online, it said to do so via the app. I have te app on y iphone 6s Plus & also tried online but still no joy.
On the other hand, Echo Dot was online easy.
Originally when visiting my friend, one of us would simply ask her to play music & she did. I now realize he had a paid acct., I don't.
On the echo dot I have to push the button to ask anything thing, I've tried following the hands off settings but it still don't work.
No Android use, just apple. I've used both computer & app settings, no joy.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Sound effects help
« Last post by shaftdx on August 09, 2019, 12:10:29 pm »
Here's how I would do it.
I'd set up a routine that triggers at a specific time, say 2:00AM.
Step 1 of the routine: set the volume to 10
Step 2: play Halloween sound effects. (it's available on Prime Music for free). This particular sound is only about 30 seconds long. You should search for any other music/sounds that's available to you. Just ask Alexa to play xxxxxx to see if you like it.
Step 3: set the volume back to 5 (or whatever your normal volume is)

That's about it!

Yeah that is exactly how I am planning on doing it,  I just have it in my head like a door slamming or something like that.  Something he could actually hear in the office or something to freak him out.   I am just worried that a Halloween type sound would be too distinctive and he would know it is a joke or a made up thing.   my goal is to have him get up and look around trying to find the door or whatever it is.   lol
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Maple Leaf Echo (Canada) / Re: Attention Music Lovers
« Last post by AlanH on August 09, 2019, 11:22:23 am »
I have been using my media for a while now.  it was simple to setup and use.

So My Media will index and play everything in my iTunes library, including existing playlists?
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