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# 216613 4-Jul-2017 22:09
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Has anyone had a look at this yet:


I've been trying to set it up for a couple of nights and all I get when I invoke 'Alexa, open google' is Alexa saying 'Sorry i'm having trouble, please try in a little while'


It looks like a really nice implementation that should add a fair bit of depth to how to ask Alexa things. It's not majorly different to the Raspberry Pi Google Assistant, but I don't need a Pi.

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  # 1813054 5-Jul-2017 09:27
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Looks pretty impressive. But also looks to be quite a complex installation procedure. Shame Google don't release this sort of thing as an off-the-shelf Skill you can install.

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  # 1813056 5-Jul-2017 09:30
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Yeah, the process isn't too outrageous to install it. It took me about 20min the first time I tried, then 15min the second. It's primarily an exercise in copy pasting.


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  # 1813058 5-Jul-2017 09:31
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Got it working?

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  # 1813066 5-Jul-2017 09:37
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Nope, heh. So perhaps it's more onerous to install than I thought.

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  # 1813067 5-Jul-2017 09:40
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I have setup one of these types of manual skills before and remember it was a real ball ache. Avoid them at all costs now!

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