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Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa won't identify the source of the music
« Last post by jdwalker4 on February 28, 2019, 11:56:36 am »
By some random thing I said, Alexa began to play a music list that I like very much. I want to be able to return to that same "station" at any time of my choosing, but I can't get Alexa to tell me the source of the music playlist. All she will do is tell me the name and composer of the music. Is there a way to find the name of that playlist?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Difference between "My routines" and "Featured"
« Last post by SylvainG on February 27, 2019, 07:42:12 pm »
So it's Amazon "pushing" some routines to my account? I doubt I've seen anything there. Mind you, my account is set to French Canada so that could be why... Have you seen routines in that tab yourself? If so, mind sharing what they were for?
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Difference between "My routines" and "Featured"
« Last post by jwlv on February 27, 2019, 12:36:43 am »
A featured routine is Amazon's way of suggesting for you to try that routine. That's all. Nothing more.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Difference between "My routines" and "Featured"
« Last post by SylvainG on February 26, 2019, 08:52:09 pm »
Hi, can't figure out what's the difference between the two types of routines. When I create a "Featured" routine, it moves to the "My routines" so why have a "Featured" routines there in the first place? Can anyone shed a light?

Echo Across the Pond (Europe) / Pioneer SBX N500 Soundbar
« Last post by eggie99 on February 26, 2019, 01:04:00 pm »
Hi all

New on the forums never had a issue , but now having issues hence need of the forums.


My issue is I have Pioneer SBX N500 soundbar with HDMI Arc output and Optical output also . At present using Arc output from Soundbar to Arc input on my Samsung KS9000 TV. TV outputting sound to my Soundbar that's not a issue Soundbar switches on and off when I switch TV off , that's also OK. Problem is I have Amazon Echo 2nd Gen and also 4K 2nd Gen Firestick. Trying to stream music from Echo to Soundbar , I have paired the Echo up with the Soundbar but the process works in reverse meaning the Sound that's comes from.TV to Soundbar thats what Alexa is playing through the Echo. When I try to stream music nothing comes.from my Soundbar if I change input to bluetooth music coming from Echo stops and when I change input back to TV Arc music plays from the Echo. I have valid Amazon Music Sub. 


What I want is to stream music from Amazon Music from Echo through the Soundbar and not stream TV audio from Soundbar through the Echo. Also cant delete the bluetooth Pioneer Soundbar from my Amazon Account, some error comes up saying , cant delete , it shows on my Web page on PC but not showing on my Alexa App on Phone.


Any help gladly appreciated 




Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Commands List
« Last post by Laurel on February 25, 2019, 02:45:42 pm »
Thank you to both of the above posters Ken and Bjax.  Very helpful information for me.
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Alexa Commands List
« Last post by kenf on February 25, 2019, 01:18:16 pm »
I made a GoogleDocs file for all the common commands and commands specific to skills I used.

Tell me a bedtime story
Read my audible book
Read The Hobbit
Read louder
Next chapter
Go Forward
Go Back
Stop reading in 10 minutes
Set a 30 minute sleep timer
Read my Kindle book

Hang up
Call 555-867-5309
Call Bob’s mobile phone
Call Bob at work
Make a call

Drop in
Call the Living Room

WIll it rain tomorrow
What’s the weather in Houston
Is it sunny in Philadelphia
Show the weather forecast
How’s the weather

Create a To-Do
Put walk the dog on my To-Do List
What’s on my To-Do List
Add Milk to my Shopping List
What’s on my Shopping List
Start a packing list   /   Create a list named Packing List
Add sunglasses to my packing list
What’s on my packing list
Show my List

What’s playing
Turn it up
Volume 7
Next Song
Repeat this song
Play some music to help me sleep
Set a sleep timer for 30 minutes
Stop playing music in 30 minutes
Cancel the sleep timer
Play music everywhere

Set a timer for 2 minutes
How much time is left on my timer
What timers are set
Cancel the timer
Set an egg timer for 3 minutes
Show my timers

Remind me to take out the recycling
Remind me to call Mom every Sunday
Remind me to walk the dog everyday
Remind me to pick up the kids everyday at 3:00PM
What are my Reminders
Show my reminders

Local Search
Is the post office open

What’s my commute
How is traffic to the airport
How’s traffic

Temperature (Nest)
Set the hallway to ## degrees
What’s the temperature in the bedroom
What’s the hallway set to
Set the house temperature to ## degrees
What’s the temperature in here
What’s the thermostat set to

What’s on my calendar
Create an Event
What’s happening this weekend

ADT Pulse
Ask ADT to disarm the system with PIN 1234
Ask ADT to check the status of the security system
Ask ADT to lock the front door lock

Open Plex
Ask Plex to play Lady Gaga
Ask Plex to suggest something to watch
Ask Plex what’s on deck

Trigger Find My Phone

What is your device name
Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Getting Alexa to work with Windows 10 pc
« Last post by kabryden on February 25, 2019, 11:53:47 am »
Couldn't use delay as only delays in minutes and Cortana won't wait that long
Amazon Echo Discussion / Alexa Commands List
« Last post by bjaxlrose006 on February 25, 2019, 09:13:52 am »
Hey everyone!

I have had an Amazon Echo for almost a year now. But, it seems I still cannot remember certain basic commands for doing simple activities such as translations, Spotify music playback, Fire TV controls etc. So, I literally searched the entire web for a good few hours and came across this list of some 60 useful Alexa Commands for Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.

I personally think that list had a good number of commands that a lot of beginners (and not so technically proficient people like me) would benefit from without having to search endlessly on the Internet. I would love to hear your thoughts on this list. If you have a bigger list of commands, do let me know. Hope it helps.

Potpourri / Talking ghost
« Last post by ashish on February 25, 2019, 07:46:20 am »
If talking Tom was a craze a few years back,  its fun to checkout "Talking ghost" skill .. totally enthralling experience with a community of ghosts repeating what we say.
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