Questions tagged [amazon-echo]

For questions about the Amazon Echo family, including the Echo and the Echo Dot in all versions. Use this tag when your question pertains to the device itself. Consider adding the [alexa] tag when your question is more about the cloud voice service that powers the Echo.

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Alexa for Business - Using Alexa for conference room

I am trying to configure the newly released Alexa for Business module for my Echo Device. I followed all the steps suggested in the videos released by Alexa. However I keep running into the problem "...
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Can Alexa routines run arbitrary commands?

I have some skills that require quite a long phrase to activate (eg. "Alexa, tell Smart Remote to turn on my TV"), but it seems quite redundant for me to repeat this, when I'll be using the same skill ...
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Alexa on AV receiver with HDMI

I'm using an Echo Dot to listen to radio, Spotify or Amazon Music. Thus I plugged it to the cinch-input of my AV receiver. But I don't want to switch the AV to the cinch input every time I want to ...
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Is there a Linux distro (à la Open/DD WRT) for smart speakers?

Smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home are starting to become common. Is there a community effort to create an open source Linux firmware that can be run on them? I am thinking to something ...
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Protocols used to control Google Home and Amazon Echo speakers

Smart assistant products Google Home as well as Amazon Echo have companion apps to control the respective devices from smartphones. What are the application level protocols that are used to control ...
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How do you turn on Amazon Music history?

Recently my Amazon Music account stopped recording music played history. I would like to be able to keep an eye on the music my daughters are playing. I have looked all over and cannot find the ...
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Alexa can't find my own library on spotify

I just bought an Echo Dot from Amazon, and added my spotify premium account to it but when I asked "Alexa, to play my library," it replied with "I can't find any music in your library." Is there ...
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How to find a specific BBC debate or podcast using Alexa and TuneIn?

Kinda silly, but looking at: This show will be available later. Please come back then. https://tunein.com/radio/Intelligence-Squared-Debate-p510948/ Is there a podcast for the BBC debates ...
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How can I play play custom MP3 file in echo show 5/ Alexa device?

I have ECHO show 5 device at my home. I have a mp3 file on my smartphone which I want to play on my voice command by amazon ECHO. I am ok to upload this file if echo can support it. How can I do this ...
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How can the software of an Amazon Smart Plug be updated?

I have two Amazon Smart Plugs. Per Amazon, the Latest Software Version is 102000009. My Plugs show 1000015. My devices will work for a very short time before becoming unresponsive. I'd like to update ...
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Proper way to add an Echo Dot 2 to my existing system

I have an Echo 2 paired with an Amazon Bluetooth receiver which in turn feeds an 70v Amp that plays throughout the home. This works. However, my wife has to constantly go from the Kitchen to the ...
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Force Echo 2 to Mono Output

My Echo (2nd Gen) is paired with a Bluetooth receiver which, in turn, feeds that signal to a 70 volt Mono amp that services the entire house, one speaker per room. Listening to the music, it sounds ...
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podcast on TuneIn talk radio isn't available right now — well, why not?

Trying to listen to a perhaps controversial podcast: However, Alexa tells me: here's no agenda from tunein resuming 1243 obamable no agenda on tunein talk radio isn't available right now How do I ...
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How to set Stitcher as the default podcast client for Alexa?

Using the web interface for Alexa, I'm only seeing an option to set the default music player. How do I set the default podcast player to stitcher? The default podcast client is TuneIn, which, at ...