Alexa

Forum discussion tagged with Alexa.
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    Question Smart Blinds recommendations

    Hello, Looking for anyone that has installed motorized roller blinds that are controlled by alexa or google home. There seems to be a couple of options out there but I would love to hear from someone that has actually set it up and which blinds they used..... One of the ones i am looking at...
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    Prime Day Preview: Echo Dot Just $29

    Take up to 40% off Amazon's flagship Alexa speakers. Prime Day Preview: Echo Dot Just $29 : Read more
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    Act Fast: Take 15% Off Philips Hue Smart Lights

    Some of our favorite smart lights are on sale now through Memorial Day. Act Fast: Take 15% Off Philips Hue Smart Lights : Read more
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    Sign Up For Prime Student, Get a $5 Echo Dot

    The deal includes six free months of Amazon Prime Student. Sign Up For Prime Student, Get a $5 Echo Dot : Read more
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    Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off

    Our favorite budget smart lock is at its lowest price of the year. Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off : Read more
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    Question Voice control

    Recently my son (fully disabled and bed bound) has discovered Alexa, and enjoys the freedom it gives him, and wishes to extend that freedom to TV. He mainly uses Netflix and Vudu. We have tried using a fire cube, but that doesn't support vudu. Tried a Google home which just wants to cast from...
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    Balance Amazon Alexa

    Hello. I was just wondering if Alexa has a balance control that can be adjusted. If you have listened to true stereo, someone should be able to help. It sounds one side (LR) is louder than the other. Has anyone else had or have this problem, and can help me out?
  8. M

    Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On

    Cortana is dead, but Microsoft doesn't want to admit it yet. Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On : Read more
  9. R

    4-gang smart light switch (Alexa compatible)?

    Does anyone know of a 4-gang smart light switch which is Alexa compatible? I have a 2-gang switch already and have found 3-gang switches online, but have not found a 4-gang switch. Thanks, Richard
  10. R

    Looking for simple application

    I am using the x10 modules to control my lamp modules for years and have just added the Alexa “Dot 3ed gen” which activities “ by voice “ my other lamps with the kasa smart plugs which is great, but this is my question, There is a way to use my iPhone and Alexa to incorporate my x10 devices that...
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    Solved! Alexa makes comments

    I have an Alexa and every time I ask Alexa what time it is it gives me the time and then says " and ou still sucks". I do not know how this got on Alexa and need to know how to remove it. Help
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    Change Alexa Sonos

    I have a Sonos One and want to change the linked Alexa account
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    How to Use Alexa to Control your Amazon Fire TV

    Many people use the Amazon Fire Stick to watch their favorite TV shows, movies and live channels that are accessed from the internet on their Television set. In addition, the product enables users to customize their settings options easily and also establish a connection with the Alexa echo...
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    How to Connect Netflix to Alexa

    Netflix can be easily considered as one of the best entertainment media. This allows the users to watch their favorite TV shows, movies as well as the series without any interruption at all. Additionally, it offers a very cool set of features ensuring the easy navigation for the users. Here is...
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    How to Pair Alexa with the Amazon Fire Stick

    Amazon Fire Stick turned out to be a very useful product released. It had a wide range of some really cool features catering to the needs of the people, especially the youngsters. Some of its main features included the voice search and setting up the parental controls. The biggest highlight of...
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    Connected Samsung tv directly to Alexa via SmartThings app. Command turns tv off...but does not turn it on or any other comman

    Smart tv connection to Alexa not working with all commands
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    Alexa is turning off the tv but failing to turn it on

    Connection to smart home and Alexa is working, but only when I tell Alexa to turn off the tv
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    Samsung soundbar to alexa

    How do i get elexa towork with my samsung 7500 soundbar ?
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    Solved! Linking Alexa Echo to itunes

    Trying to link alexa echo to itunes.Followed your instructions as far as clicking on Music but there was no New Service option thereafter
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    Solved! can't get local stations

    I just got my new alexa firestick , I programed it but can't get local stations. Can you tell me how? I downloaded 1 app for a local station on the tv, but no luck. I went on my laptop and downloaded the station on it and still no luck. What can I do to correct and get them??
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    Best Alexa Skills To Impress Your Family

    From Ted Talks to Tic Tac Toe, use these Alexa skills to show your family all it can do. Best Alexa Skills To Impress Your Family : Read more
  22. M

    Alexa Just Got a Heck of a Lot Smarter

    Alexa has a new way to answer your hardest questions. Alexa Just Got a Heck of a Lot Smarter : Read more
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    Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger

    A man requesting his Amazon Alexa data under GDPR rules was sent a total stranger's recordings without the other party's knowledge. Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger : Read more
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    Alexa Comes to Home Security Systems: Here's How It Works

    Expect more Alexa enabled security products to be released in the near future. Alexa Comes to Home Security Systems: Here's How It Works : Read more
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    Alexa message notifications not popping up

    How do I get my iPhone Xs to notify me when Alexa sends me a message? I cannot figure this out! I feel like I've gone in and allowed every notification possible.
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    You Can Now Check Your Email with Alexa: Here’s How

    Here's how to make Alexa your personal email assistant. You Can Now Check Your Email with Alexa: Here’s How : Read more
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    The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is Fun for About 5 Minutes

    While it's amusing to see Big Mouth Billy Bass lip sync with Alexa, this novelty doesn't seem worth $40. The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is Fun for About 5 Minutes : Read more
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    What is the first step to setting up Alexa

    I’m trying to help my girlfriend set up her Echo. Need steps that are easy to understand for a not tech savvy person.
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    alexa compatible thermostat

    alexa compatible furnace thermostat
  30. J

    How can I stop Alexa on my amazon tablet

    Alexa is on my amazon tablet and I can't close the app anyone knows how please help I tried to close the Tablet in hope it would reset that did not work
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    Can a Smart Light Switch + Smart Bulb interoperate?

    Hi, Can I purchase a smart bulb, and a wall mounted smart light switch (for traditional dumb bulbs) and then configure them together in a single scene to be controlled via Alexa? Having done some looking around, I dont see a single manufacturer who sell both smart bulbs and smart switches for...
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    Solved! Connect Soundbar to both the Smart TV and Alexa?

    I bought this soundbar 1) It says it can connect to Bluetooth, but can I make it so it plays audio from my TV AND from my Alexa device? 2) Or is it easy enough to quickly switch between the two? 3) What if I use the optical cable to connect to the TV and then connect to Alexa through Bluetooth?
  33. Mark Spoonauer

    Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is the Zenith of Technological Achievement

    What the world needs now is a fish that can lip sync spoken responses from Alexa. Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is the Zenith of Technological Achievement : Read more
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    Alexa won't change the channel on my Samsung smart tv

    I have Alexa setup on my Samsung TV however she can't change channels or the volume. All she does is just turn tv on and off. How can you fix that?
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    Alexa is heading to a load more headphones and wearables soon

    Alexa can now be easily built into Bluetooth devices by any manufacturer, through the use of an Amazon developed kit. Alexa is heading to a load more headphones and wearables soon : Read more
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    Solved! costs money to run alexa

    does nit cost money to run alexa
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    Killer Deal: Get an Echo Dot Now for $2

    The best Amazon deal we've ever seen. Killer Deal: Get an Echo Dot Now for $2 : Read more
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    How to Link Your Alexa Device to Fire TV

    Amazon’s Alexa and Fire TV are two of the most sought-after digital media devices in the market. Alexa provide you with an amazing smart speaker experience with rich sound, while Fire TV takes your Television experience to the next level. While we were already fascinated by their individual...
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    Fire TV Cube Is Now a Black Friday Steal at $59

    Amazon's most powerful streamer is at its lowest price ever. Fire TV Cube Is Now a Black Friday Steal at $59 : Read more
  40. M

    Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa

    Huawei's CEO has teased a new Alexa killer. Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa : Read more
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    Best Amazon Fire TV Deals: 4K Stick to Hit $35

    Here's what you'll pay for Amazon's streaming devices this holiday season. Best Amazon Fire TV Deals: 4K Stick to Hit $35 : Read more
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    Insignia 43-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition Review: The First Good Amazon TV

    The Insignia Fire TV Edition is a solid smart TV, with good picture quality and sound. It's the best Amazon-powered TV yet. Insignia 43-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition Review: The First Good Amazon TV : Read more
  43. M

    Should Alexa Be Your Child’s Friend?

    More and more kids are making friends with virtual assistants – but when does it go too far? Should Alexa Be Your Child’s Friend? : Read more
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    Which tech will be imposed, like it or not, within decade?

    Pre-emptively speaking, if i'm innately non-technical, and also desperate to avoid wireless "smart" stuff (and high frequency equipment such as i3 i5 etc.) for health reasons, which software-and-or-gadgets are brewing out there (alexa? other?) which people will be forced to get within the next...
  45. M

    Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Why Amazon Wins

    The Echo Dot and Google Home Mini are both formidable smart speakers under $50, but Amazon’s comes out on top. Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Why Amazon Wins : Read more
  46. M

    Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy?

    The Google Home Hub and Echo Show are both formidable smart displays, but they are very different in terms of price, size and features. Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy? : Read more
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    Killer Deal: Save $80 On Amazon's Echo Look

    Amazon's style assistant hits its lowest price ever. Killer Deal: Save $80 On Amazon's Echo Look : Read more
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    How to Connect your Home Security Camera to Fire TV

    How would you love to control the video feed from your security camera streamed to your television with your voice? Well, if you have the Fire TV, you can connect your compatible home security camera to it and use your Alexa to show the live feed on your TV. The steps below will guide you on how...
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    How to Turn Off Fire TV Cube

    When Amazon presented the Cube to the world it was supposed to be a revolution because you got Alexa´s full capabilities to control all the entertainment system you have mounted at home. This little Cube not only lived up to its name, but it also sold a lot of units in the first few months. When...
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    How to Fix It When Added Equipments are not Responding to Fire TV Cube Commands

    The fusion of Alexa into the Fire TV Cube makes it convenient to control all the equipment you added with your voice. Some people have reported instances where they give a command for Fire TV Cube to adjust the volume of an added equipment, but nothing happens. If you are facing a similar issue...
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    What to do If Your Fire TV Cube Can’t Hear You

    When you have set up your Amazon Fire TV Cube, it is supposed to respond to your voice prompts and do whatever you say like change channels, increase volume and so on. If the Fire TV Cube lights up after your command but nothing happens, there are a few reasons why this may happen. The steps...
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    How to Use Enhanced Alexa Features in Fire TV Cube

    The Amazon Fire TV Cube with Alexa skills enhances customer experience by providing easy access to a multitude of channels and apps allowing you to navigate popular apps including Prime Video, Netflix, FOX NOW, Hulu, Showtime and many others. Here’s how to get the best loot in the division with...
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    Amazon Echo Input Hands-On Review: Making Your Home Stereo Smart

    A signature feature of Alexa-enabled devices is that you can chat with Alexa itself. But that's not the case with Amazon's cheapest Echo device to date, the Echo Input. The Echo Input doesn't include a speaker itself. Rather, its goal is to put Alexa into Amazon Echo Input Hands-On Review...
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    New Echo Show Hands-on Review: Improved in So Ways

    Amazon's second-generation Echo Show lets you do more with its larger display, and the design is a lot less clunky. New Echo Show Hands-on Review: Improved in So Ways : Read more
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    Alexa what do I need ?

    Hey Folks, I'm thinking about using Alexa for some home automation. Primarily I'd like to control the LED lights that are scattered through out the place, as well as have it play music from spotify. The question is. I have a samsung K430 soundbar w/woofer already. It does have BT...
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    Amazon Wants to Kill Alexa Skills: Here's Why

    Alexa's most recognizable feature is on its way out. Amazon Wants to Kill Alexa Skills: Here's Why : Read more
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    Amazon's Fire TV Stick Is Now Just $25

    Get a Fire TV Cube for as low as $42 with trade-in or $80 without. Amazon's Fire TV Stick Is Now Just $25 : Read more
  58. M

    Here's the One Alexa Setting Everyone Should Enable

    Follow-up mode is one of the best talents Alexa has. Here's how to use it. Here's the One Alexa Setting Everyone Should Enable : Read more
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    Don't Miss This $65 Amazon Echo Bundle

    Our favorite Amazon speaker is at its lowest price ever. Don't Miss This $65 Amazon Echo Bundle : Read more
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    TP-Link's Alexa-Friendly Smart Plug Hits Lowest Price Ever

    A must-buy for any smart home. TP-Link's Alexa-Friendly Smart Plug Hits Lowest Price Ever : Read more