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Just FYI: I am able to do this with my individual plugs that use Tuya Smartlife app.  A little tricky to set up because the instructions are a bit lacking.
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Thanks everyone. I get it now. All is good! ;D
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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / Re: Echo and YouTube
« Last post by Shanghaichica on February 15, 2020, 09:15:08 am »
If you donít need to see the video and only want the audio you can connect your phone via Bluetooth to the echo and listen to your YouTube playlists that way.
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Thanks for the responses. I've tried those other commands along with a dozen network names.

It's like when your browser doesn't understand a URL because of a DNS problem. A URL with numbers only will work, so long as it's a valid address. But without the mapping from name to number, it cannot work.

It's also unusual that no one else seems to have this problem (based on Google searches)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa asked me a question without being prompted
« Last post by dahur1 on February 13, 2020, 04:23:00 pm »
Alexa can learn your behavior. From what you described, it has learned that you usually lock the door at night.

This feature is called Alexa Hunches. You can turn it on or off in the Alexa app.

Read more about it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G52AHYG24BT5B23U

I can certainly see that's what happened. However, I didn't say "good night", "set alarm", or anything else. It must have been a glitch.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa can tune to a channel number, but not a network name
« Last post by jwlv on February 13, 2020, 02:49:19 pm »
According to the FIOS skill, you should be able to ask for a station by name. In fact, the skill description gave a samples of what you could say, "Alexa, switch to CNN" and "Alexa, go to NBC" and "Alexa, change to channel 899."

Maybe it just has trouble with ABC. Try some other station names such as the samples above.

One thing to note, your command was "tune to xxxx" and the sample commands from the skill description is "switch to xxxx", "go to xxxx", and "change to xxxx." I don't know if that makes any difference. It shouldn't, but who knows.
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Shameless Plugs / Echo auto users there?
« Last post by Sankarnivas on February 13, 2020, 12:14:40 pm »
 We need few people to test our startup's product beta. need people who use Alexa in their car via Echo Auto. It's a simple Alexa skill to make repair and maintenance reminders hands free if you notice any anomalies while driving. Interested in test driving our product? It's called Sailors. It's a Logbot.
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abc might be too generic since a lot of channels share the name. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa asked me a question without being prompted
« Last post by jwlv on February 13, 2020, 04:28:50 am »
Alexa can learn your behavior. From what you described, it has learned that you usually lock the door at night.

This feature is called Alexa Hunches. You can turn it on or off in the Alexa app.

Read more about it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G52AHYG24BT5B23U
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Sorry, I did not mention some stuff :-[
I've setup the fios skill for Alexa.

She will correctly tune my fios box to a given channel number, but she cannot tune to a network name.
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