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Amazon Echo Discussion / adjust for time zone
« Last post by jvk of md on September 23, 2019, 05:18:45 am »
I  tried a kind of different reminder for alexa with no luck, just curious if anyone else has tried this.  I wanted to set a reminder for alexa to tell me when the avp volleyball was starting based on the local hawaii time schedule.  I'm on EST.  I tried to tell alexa   "alexa, set a reminder for 9am hawaii time that volleyball is starting"    She kept trying to set it for the next morning local time.  Obviously finding the time difference and adjusting it myself to 3 pm worked but wanted alexa to do it for me. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Control Alex from Terminal?
« Last post by tuicemen on September 22, 2019, 02:51:53 pm »
If your turning on/off lights you dont need Alexa depending on the manufacturer.of the smart light.
You may be able to just send the command to the ip address of the light. As far as getting an echo or dot device to react to a terminal command it cant currently be done that I know of either
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Echo Technical Support / Echo Dot to Bluetooth Speaker - New Volume Problem
« Last post by trentblase on September 21, 2019, 03:56:27 pm »
Hi all, I've got an Echo Dot (2nd Gen) that I connect via bluetooth to a Vizio soundbar (SB3821).  I've had this setup for a couple years and so far it's worked really well.

Typically, I use the Dot at volume 4-7 and keep my soundbar around volume 30%.  They were independently controllable.
 However, there must have been an update to the Dot firmware within the last few days, because things suddenly got uncomfortably loud.

It appears as if changing the Dot volume now directly changes that volume level on the soundbar.  E.g., when I say "Alexa Volume 1" the lights on the soundbar change to reflect a 10% volume level.  That's a cool feature, I guess, but it's too damn loud.  1 is the only acceptable volume level.  2 might be good for a noisy party, and .1-.9 are really hard to dial in (can do it via the app, but not possible via voice command).

So besides contacting amazon to get them to put in a toggle or something on this feature, what can I do?  Can I revert my firmware?  I'm planning to update the Vizio firmware but I don't have high hopes that will change anything.  Just trying to brainstorm here because it's frustrating that Amazon has broken a setup that works for years. 

One option is probably to use line-in, but right now the Dot and soundbar are nowhere near each other.

Any advice appreciated
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Control Alex from Terminal?
« Last post by renegade600 on September 21, 2019, 03:24:56 pm »
Hello.

Im using an Alexa on stage for a theater production and i would love to be able to trigger sounds and LED ring looks remotely form my MAC. I want to be able to  make alexa look like it is receiving a call without saying anything to it or connecting it to a phone. i was hoping  could send alexa a terminal command but i don't seem to be able to find any information on doing that sort of thing.

I don't think you can, not without actually using it.  one thing though, I don't think alexa is ready for live performances.  too many idiots who would try to use it from the audience or some noise could trigger it in the middle of the performance
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Control Alex from Terminal?
« Last post by Rob Parkinson on September 21, 2019, 09:23:10 am »
Hello.

Im using an Alexa on stage for a theater production and i would love to be able to trigger sounds and LED ring looks remotely form my MAC. I want to be able to  make alexa look like it is receiving a call without saying anything to it or connecting it to a phone. i was hoping  could send alexa a terminal command but i don't seem to be able to find any information on doing that sort of thing.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Auto - First Impressions
« Last post by Laurel on September 19, 2019, 08:35:05 pm »
Got mine today... Cord's too short to connect the power to the provided normal connections... Although I have a later model vehicle, I want to mount the head above the windshield to the overhead console (Sunglasses box lid), and the provided micro USB cord is only a 3 footer... I've ordered a 10 foot cable to allow for my mount. May have to also adapt the audio cord as well, but will try bluetooth first... Looks pretty simple. I work nights and sleep days, so might be a week or so before I get this done...
I use the USB plug in the back seat which is between the front passengers and  run the cord to the front beside the driver's seat and I have a little cubby by the driver's seat cup holders where I have the Echo Auto attached.  It hears my voice easily and all passengers easy to give commands.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Echo Auto - First Impressions
« Last post by scottrods on September 19, 2019, 07:59:16 pm »
Got mine today... Cord's too short to connect the power to the provided normal connections... Although I have a later model vehicle, I want to mount the head above the windshield to the overhead console (Sunglasses box lid), and the provided micro USB cord is only a 3 footer... I've ordered a 10 foot cable to allow for my mount. May have to also adapt the audio cord as well, but will try bluetooth first... Looks pretty simple. I work nights and sleep days, so might be a week or so before I get this done...
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Echo Technical Support / Connecting TV to Alexa(s)
« Last post by petespatio on September 19, 2019, 04:29:26 pm »
I have 4 Alexas that we play music synchronized across all of them (everywhere) group.

Is it possible to connect a TV to an Alexa to have the sound played thru Alexa?

Is it possible to connect a TV to an Alexa to have the sound played thru all 4 Alexas?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Setting a Timer Routine to specific Echo buttons
« Last post by PeachyP on September 19, 2019, 02:03:56 pm »
I canít seem to figure out how to assign a timer routine to a specific button. We have four buttons. Each button needs to start its own timer. Is this possible?  Do I need to write a skill?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Welcome aboard!
« Last post by PeachyP on September 19, 2019, 02:00:31 pm »
So happy this forum exists!  I rarely can find what Iím looking for in the Amazon forums! 

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