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Hi Everyone!
So I got 2 PIR motion sensors (tuya), connected them to the app, all works, happy me.
However I want them to be used as triggers for routines in the alexa app & show.
Things is, I can't find them on "smart home" or "other devices" when creating a routine. anyone had luck doing that?
(skill is enabled and linked fine)
Another weird thing is when I create an "automation" on the smartlife/tuya app, my echo show immediately recognizes that there is a new "scene" and she tells me about it.
weiirrddd
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Contacts used to be a real pain with the Alexa app, but Amazon has fixed that recently.

To get rid of all of the contacts that Alexa imported from your phone, first make sure that permission to access your phone's contacts is turned on. Go to the Alexa app and briefly look at your contacts. Then go to your phone settings and turn off Alexa's permission to access your contacts. Go back to the Alexa app and it should complain about not being able to access your phone's contacts. At this point, there should be an option to remove all of the contacts.

Now that all of the imported contacts are removed, you can manually add only the ones that you want individually. See this article on Amazon for how to do this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G6VEABAWUJN2W94Q


things changed again  :-)  maybe I need to start reading those emails amazon sends.     
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Echo Senior Setup questions, mainly contacts
« Last post by jwlv on July 18, 2020, 05:32:09 pm »
Contacts used to be a real pain with the Alexa app, but Amazon has fixed that recently.

To get rid of all of the contacts that Alexa imported from your phone, first make sure that permission to access your phone's contacts is turned on. Go to the Alexa app and briefly look at your contacts. Then go to your phone settings and turn off Alexa's permission to access your contacts. Go back to the Alexa app and it should complain about not being able to access your phone's contacts. At this point, there should be an option to remove all of the contacts.

Now that all of the imported contacts are removed, you can manually add only the ones that you want individually. See this article on Amazon for how to do this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G6VEABAWUJN2W94Q
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Echo Technical Support / Frames & Buds not playing the news
« Last post by renegade600 on July 18, 2020, 04:25:14 am »
first real problem with the alexa frames and the Echo buds.   They will not play flash briefings.  They  will not play some of the individual news broadcasts separately but will play some.  They will play music and other audio skills.  No problem playing the flash briefings on my other alexa devices.

I tried forgetting then re-adding the frames but did not help.   Decided to hold off on the buds.

any ideas?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Echo Senior Setup questions, mainly contacts
« Last post by AlanH on July 17, 2020, 02:25:32 pm »
I’m guessing a clock face that’s used as part of the wallpaper/background to the display.
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it is going to be difficult to limit the contacts since it takes the contacts from the phone.   was just looking at the contact in alexa and it seems it syncs regularly.  already have a couple of contacts I added recently.    don't know you mean about a large paper clock? 

you can search this forum for senior help.   the question has been asked and answered several times. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa Echo Senior Setup questions, mainly contacts
« Last post by drhiii on July 16, 2020, 08:32:24 pm »
I am setting up an Alexa Show 8 for my father, 92.  Primary thing is to limit, restrict, what is displayed, available, etc.  So crawling through Settings screens and figuring out as much as I can.

Saying that, there are some things if I could ask and hopefully not annoy too much if they have been answered ad naseum.  Am doing most of my homework… but…

Contacts.  Is there a way to limit, customize contacts per Alexa Echo device?  I have a long contacts list.  He only needs say 5-7 contacts on his device.  Thoughts?

The oft asked large wall paper clock.  Still no go?  Jaw dropping this afaik is still not available.

Anyone point to a link that addresses Alexa Echo for Seniors?  Have viewed several and have acquired some ideas for sure. 

And…. Whatever else anyone can think of for a senior would be helpful.  As an FYI, my father was, is quite famous for his work in social networking, networking, internet communications.  For instance, he was given the Electronic Freedom Foundation Award at the same time Vint Cerf received same.  At age 75 set up the first Hilary Schools in Nepal for internet/satellite communications.  Etc etc etc.  This is barely scratching the surface.  He has of course slowed, but wants to get his mitts on a device and at 92, wants to learn still.  So any direction for this would be most helpful.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Use another’s Alexa enabled devices on your account
« Last post by jwlv on July 15, 2020, 03:01:03 pm »
Smart devices should be set up on one Alexa account. That way any person in the house can just say "turn on xxx light" and it will work.

It is possible to share a smart device (e.g. light bulb) by using the manufacturer's app and sharing feature (if it has one). For example, the Wyze app allows the account owner to share a Wyze Light Bulb with another user. Using the Wyze app, you can send an invite to another person. Once that person accepts the invitation, they can control the Wyze Light Bulb that is shared with them. After it is shared, they have app control. But that does not necessarily mean that it is visible through Alexa. That's another layer which may or may not be available to you depending on the device and the manufacturer's implementation. This is different for every smart device manufacturer and some might not have sharing at all.

This is way too complex to do such a simple thing as turning on/off a light bulb. Easiest way is to just set up all smart devices on one account. Giving that the other user is your wife, why does it matter who owns that device and what account it belongs to? If you want to turn on the bathroom lights, it shouldn't matter if that bathroom light device is on your account or on her account. Just put it all on one account and say "Alexa, turn on bathroom lights."
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How can anyone have any legit reviews when the Wyze Cam Outdoor will not ship until Aug 1st? Anyone who got a beta test version is legally bound to a non-disclosure agreement and will not be able to talk about it. Even if they break the agreement, what they have is a test version, not the production version.

I do like Wyze. I have many of their products including a dozen cameras, the fitness band, the scale.

What you have posted there is click bait. Similar to those so-called news articles that start with "Woman calls police on cheating husband but then she finds..." or "Do this one weird trick to lose weight."

At least the click bait was posted in the right place, in Shameless Plugs.
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trying to get view to your youtube video????   forget it.  how about posting a real link to the reddit about the complaints if they are real
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