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Alexa Across the Pond (Europe) / How to alexa hotspot to a iPhone 7 Plus
« Last post by Prento on February 07, 2020, 02:57:05 pm »
Hi all
I have an alexa 2nd generation plus with a battery pack and I want to hotspot (not wifi)it to my iPhone 7 on 4g so that I can use the alexa in my motorhome,can anyone help me out on how to do it on here or send me a link to markprentice33@gmail.com I would be most appreciated as Iíve had people telling me all sorts of different ways that donít work.
Cheers.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Missing Credentials & Echo Amnesia
« Last post by renegade600 on February 07, 2020, 02:03:13 pm »
sounds like voice recognition might have been turned off.   There is no way to check to see what account the echo is associated with.   Maybe call amazon. 

need clarification - is she still able to use the echo?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Setting up Alexa/Echo for elderly parent
« Last post by Laurel on February 07, 2020, 12:37:25 pm »
You are welcome. Maybe if you have some specifics some of us can help.
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Echo Technical Support / Missing Credentials & Echo Amnesia
« Last post by LucasTanner on February 07, 2020, 09:51:14 am »
My daughter received an Echo for Christmas ~2-3 years ago.  I helped her get it set up via the Alexa app on her phone on Christmas day.  Now Christmas day in my house is quite hectic (5 youngish children) so I am usually scrambling to help all of the kids with their new stuff.  That said, I didn't take the time to write down the account credentials we used to setup the Echo (boo on me, I know).

Fast forward ~2-3 years, my daughter has been using her Echo daily for listening to music, and the Echo had established a profile on her musical tastes, etc. and she could simply request it to play a song and it would pick something she likes.  About 2 weeks ago, she had a friend over and said friend tried to connect her own phone to my daughter's Echo.  I have no idea what she did and neither does my daughter, but somehow the Echo no longer remembers my daughter's name, any of her musical preferences, nor will it let her play music at all other than brief song samples.

I have an Amazon Prime account, and I must have used this account when I originally set up my daughter's Echo as she has been able to listen to music up until the unfortunate friend event.  Problem is, when I log into the Alexa App on my daughter's phone using my credentials, the Echo still has no memory of her past history.  Further, when I check registered devices in my Amazon account, there is no reference to an Echo.

I am at a loss as to what to do next and was hoping someone might have a suggestion.  Is there any way to check what account an Echo is registered to? Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 8 as Home Automation Console
« Last post by tuicemen on February 07, 2020, 07:29:16 am »
HomeGenie will run on a pc running windows or linux it will also run on a mac or pi.However I'm not sure you need it. You can find it here:
http://homegenie.it more info can be found on its forum https://homegenie.club  it is worth checking out inany case.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 8 as Home Automation Console
« Last post by scottrods on February 06, 2020, 08:24:45 pm »
Sounds great... Can I run The Home Genie App without the Pi zero as well? or do I have to have some sort of physical item to put together... again... I don't mind buying stuff (at least fairly reasonable pricing required... not a few grand or anything). I was just looking at all the stuff Yonomi does and plan to try that as a console. I used it for a while for my Entertainment system along with the Harmony hub, and it worked fine... but Harmony somehow updated their stuff to not require the app from Yonomi any longer. But It does use a simple "Button" style interface when it's opened, and I think if it will stay up and running while the tablet sleeps and open when you swipe the Lock Screen... It could do the job. From what I've read everyone loves the Smart things products and system pretty much, I'm just not a Fan of anything Samsung... too many bad experiences with products they sell. Not entirely sure they make everything they badge, but some totally tanked experiences though.
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Maple Leaf Alexa (Canada) / Re: Scan this item with Echo SHOW 8 in Canada
« Last post by penstraw on February 06, 2020, 12:23:55 pm »
Thanks, tried asking it to scan an item and it says that option is not available on my device.  Hopefully it will be available in Canada soon.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 8 as Home Automation Console
« Last post by tuicemen on February 06, 2020, 09:16:12 am »
I have no hubs at all in my setup. My HomeGenie runs on A $5 Pi zeroW board.
Ive used SmartThings in the past and believe soxfan1969 does currently too. It will connect to several brand Hubs, you don't  need to get a SmartThings one. Infact it is possible to use the SmartThings app without any hub as I did.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 8 as Home Automation Console
« Last post by scottrods on February 06, 2020, 09:06:05 am »
If you don't mind total cloud base control try the SmartThings app, it doesn't  require a computer.

Does this approach require a Smart things Hub? or can I run the program using the tablet I have already? I don't mind buying the hub if it will control what I need it to control.

I spent weeks working out all the details on my initial Alexa and Hue and Harmony hub stuff before working out a purchase that worked out. This single issue is the only thing I haven't had time to work on very much. I've tried using the 10 inch tablet as well and find it to be very slow too... was highly disappointed in that. So 2 tablets (that I had) and no joy... be glad to buy something else if I can find the solution first. I'm really only trying to switch a single Alexa Smart Plug... I wired the kitchen lights through it to have it control existing lighting (that will be a huge undertaking to replace/update, as they're (8) 2 tube fluorescent tube fixtures, 4 feet long All recessed and covered by plastic diffusers like typical commercial fluorescent lighting... but in an 8'x8' grid).
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Show 8 as Home Automation Console
« Last post by tuicemen on February 06, 2020, 08:30:26 am »
Since you can use apps apparently with a show and HomeGenie does have a couple of apps. I wonder if using one of those apps would be better suited then the browser. I have HomeGenie and have used both Android apps but don't have a show however I find the apps are quicker.
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