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The Alexa/Plex problem IS FIXED!  In some ways, better than ever.

I was notified by the Echo support supervisor by phone message this morning.  There was still some issues I had to fix myself, e.g., some of my previous settings were deleted like the default server (my My Cloud NAS) so I had to reset it for every Alexa device.  I even got it to work via the Alexa app voice button on the iPhone app. Right now, I am listening to Plex play music on iPhone via the Alexa button and listening to phone through Bluetooth headphones.

This is a very cool way to enjoy using Alexa to control Plex functions. 
If you want to do same, see this Plex weblink:
https://support.plex.tv/articles/115000320808-getting-started-with-alexa-voice-control/
 
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Hello. I have 5 Ring Floodlight Cam devices and will soon add 2 Ring Stick Up Cam Wired devices.

Currently, when activity is detected at one of the cameras, a notification will show on my smartphone. I then need to manually click on the notification on my phone in order to view the activity through the device's camera feed.

I would like to purchase a Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) primarily for use to monitor my Ring devices' camera feeds. When an activity is detected, I would like the Echo Show to automatically show the feed immediately, even without me saying anything or touching the Echo Show. Is this possible?

I am highly considering the $399.99 Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e tablet that will release soon, but if the Echo Show can do this, I'd rather save the $200 or so. The only things I will primarily do with the Echo Show or the tablet is to see Ring camera feeds and watch YouTube videos. Thank you.
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I use the anypod skill to play podcasts on my echos. Once itís enabled you can just say Alexa ask anypod to play X podcast and it will play.
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Echo Development & Technical Discussion / Re: PACEMAKER AND ALEXA ECHO
« Last post by mike27oct on April 06, 2019, 03:22:20 pm »
Call Echo help:  1-877-375-9365
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Echo Development & Technical Discussion / PACEMAKER AND ALEXA ECHO
« Last post by C.TALIANA on April 06, 2019, 01:22:08 pm »
RECENTLY I HAD A VALVE REPLACEMENT OPERATION IN MY HEART, AND THE HOSPITAL INSERTED ME A PERMANENT PACEMAKER. SINCE THEN I NOTICED MANY OCCURENCES OF AN INTERRACTION BETWEEN THE PACEMAKER AND ECHO SPOT ALEXA. WHEN I WALK SOMEWHERE IN ITS PATH, ( BETWEEN WIFI AND ALEXA) IT SAYS THE HOUR AND SOMETIMES IT ADD A PHRASE THAT SOUNDS LIKE ( IMMEDIATE ACTION ....SOMETHING.... DISCONNECTED)
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa ďListen forĒ command?
« Last post by dawilson8655 on April 05, 2019, 05:10:56 pm »
There might be a way to have alexa say/do something if your washer/dryer/... is done: there are smartplugs that can measure power use. Dryer done? Power use from the dryer smart plug = zero. Together with say IFTTT you could maybe use that in an alexa routine.

Now thatís an idea.... Iíll see if thatís possible. There are no audio learning sensors available online that I could find or Raspberry Pi modules either. Thank you for the suggestion! A simple solution like this beats the price of upgrading a dryer.
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Up until recently I had just an Echo Dot in my Living Room.  I just bought a Vizio PQ-65F1 TV which is SmartCast enabled and can be controlled via Alexa.  I also just added an Echo Plus to the mix.  I moved my Echo Dot to my bedroom and have the Echo Plus in my Living Room next to the TV.  Both are enabled and the SmartCast Alexa skill is enabled.  For some reason the Echo Plus will do all commands like turn on/off tv, change channels, change inputs, but it won't turn up/down or mute the volume.  If I give these commands to my Echo Dot, it performs them flawlessly, including to increase and decrease the volume.  I'm wondering why the Echo Plus will only do some of the SmartCast Alexa skill commands? 

I've reached out to Amazon Alexa's customer service and they've created a ticket.  I also reached out to Vizio Support via reddit and they're looking into it. 

I'm just wondering why my SmartCast enabled TV is capable of all commands working with my Echo Dot, but the Echo Plus won't do the volume controls?  They're all connected to the same network.  I've tried enabling each Echo separately.  I've reset the TV.  I've disabled and reenabled the SmartCast skill.  Nothing seems to work.
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I just received a phone call from Echo Support and spoke with a supervisor.  He is submitting a support ticket to Amazon engineers for a resolution from either them or Plex.  He will call me back within a week or less with a solution.  Meanwhile, I will periodically try my devices.
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Apparently I am not alone.  I can play from Plex in all the ways I can except via the Alexa skill; it seems to be hosed.  The ways I can play is via my Plex home page through browser on Win  laptop, via Roku to TV, and to iOS phone and iPad.

I even checked out the latest Plex app installed in my WD NAS and reverted back to the previous version.  No luck. 

BTW, the mymedia app has some drawbacks -- it requires a PC running the app to be on, whereas Plex is running on a network connected WD My Cloud NAS which is always running and accessible to ALL devices on the network.  Plus, Plex has many handy features.

I just need to get Amazon to fix the darn Plex skill at this point!

skills are the responsibility of the developer, not amazon.  most likely at the bottom of the skill there is a link where you can get help. 

yea, there are some difference between my media and plexi,  but you can install mymedia on nas.   
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Apparently I am not alone.  I can play from Plex in all the ways I can except via the Alexa skill; it seems to be hosed.  The ways I can play is via my Plex home page through browser on Win  laptop, via Roku to TV, and to iOS phone and iPad.

I even checked out the latest Plex app installed in my WD NAS and reverted back to the previous version.  No luck. 

BTW, the mymedia app has some drawbacks -- it requires a PC running the app to be on, whereas Plex is running on a network connected WD My Cloud NAS which is always running and accessible to ALL devices on the network.  Plus, Plex has many handy features.

I just need to get Amazon to fix the darn Plex skill at this point!
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