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# 175869 14-Jul-2015 13:44
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Hi,
Hope this is in the right forum and helps someone. I have found that by setting the zip code to 96960 it (until DST changes in either location) the time is correct for NZ. That is a zipcode in the Marshall Islands. Wonder how many Echo's Amazon has sent there :)
Does anyone have a workaround for the location to be set in NZ? Suspect that wont happen till the zip code restriction is lifted.....
Cheers,
Rod.

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  # 1343071 14-Jul-2015 14:50
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I thought they were GMT-10, looks like you're right, good find.

Failing that, Samoa is 96799 which is GMT-12 so only 1 hour out (the previous day). :)

No hack for unsupported regions that I've come across. Suspect that anywhere Prime isn't officially available won't receive official Echo support either.






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  # 1343091 14-Jul-2015 15:08
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Hawaii is also only an hour out, it's what we use.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1343099 14-Jul-2015 15:12
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Why is being an hour (and a day) out, better than being 5 or 8 or X hours out?

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  # 1343102 14-Jul-2015 15:13
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bazzer: Why is being an hour (and a day) out, better than being 5 or 8 or X hours out?


Personally I'd find subtracting 1 a lot easier than 5 or 6, plus remembering what it's supposed to be.



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  # 1343199 14-Jul-2015 17:41
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At the risk of being labelled a shameless self promoter:laughing Isn't having the right time on the right day better than the solutions mentioned above? Right now the time and date in the Marshall islands is exactly the same as in Auckland.......and I assume the rest of NZ.

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  # 1524961 3-Apr-2016 00:57
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96960 doesn't seem to be recognized any more any other ideas?

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  # 1525010 3-Apr-2016 08:54
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bazzer: Why is being an hour (and a day) out, better than being 5 or 8 or X hours out?


Funny I thought the same - adding hours on 24 hour clock is easy and I've always had no issues

Edit: Forgot to mention - try 96799


 
 
 
 


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  # 1525011 3-Apr-2016 08:59
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http://www.echotalk.org/index.php?topic=228.0

 

You're welcome ;). A bit fiddly to do but it works like a charm. My Echo is on Auckland time and just updated for DST over night.


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  # 1525040 3-Apr-2016 09:22
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SumnerBoy:

 

http://www.echotalk.org/index.php?topic=228.0

 

You're welcome ;). A bit fiddly to do but it works like a charm. My Echo is on Auckland time and just updated for DST over night.

 

 

 

 

Can you post the details of your equivalent output here: 

 

 

 

{"deviceAccountId":"XXXXX","deviceAddress":"23 Wenlock Road, London, N17","deviceAddressModel":{"city":"London","countryCode":"UK","county":"London","district":"Hackney","houseNumber":"901","label":"23 WA-305 NE, Bainbridge Island, N1 7SZ, United Kingdom","postalCode":"N1 7SZ","state":"London","street":"WA-305 NE"},"deviceSerialNumber":"XXX","deviceType":"AB72C64C86AW2","firstRunCompleted":true,"postalCode":"98110","responseStyle":"CONCISE","searchCustomerId":"XXXX","temperatureScale":"CELSIUS","timeZoneId":"Europe/London","voiceCastEnabled":null,"autocastToThisClient":false,"isSaveInFlight":true}

 

or in a PM please.


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  # 1525041 3-Apr-2016 09:26
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Looks like the routine is;

 

Using Chrome, go to; https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/request-maker/kajfghlhfkcocafkcjlajldicbikpgnp

 

Install the add-in.

 

Go to; http://alexa.amazon.com/#settings and login as needed.

 

Change the timezone to something valid and "Save Settings"

 

Click on the Request Maker icon in the toolbar and look for the last "PUT" function and click on it.

 

Edit the "Raw Data" section and replace "timeZoneId":null with "timeZoneId":"Pacific/Auckland"

 

Then click "Request" and if you get a 200 response you're in business.

 

You can set a bunch of other stuff in the data but I'm not sure if there's any benefit to doing so.





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  # 1525046 3-Apr-2016 09:31
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  # 1525048 3-Apr-2016 09:33
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FWIW this is what my data consisted of:

 

{"deviceAccountId":"A2ENCYY1XXXXXX","deviceAddress":null,"deviceAddressModel":{"city":"Wellington","countrycode":"NZ"},"deviceSerialNumber":"B0F0123123123123","deviceType":"AB72C64XXXXXX","firstRunCompleted":true,"notificationEarconEnabled":false,"postalCode":"98110","responseStyle":"CONCISE","searchCustomerId":"A35GY0C5XXXXXX","temperatureScale":"CELSIUS","timeZoneId":"Pacific/Auckland","voiceCastEnabled":null,"autocastToThisClient":false,"isSaveInFlight":true}

 

You just need to replace;

 

deviceAccountId, deviceSerialNumber, deviceType, searchCustomerId

 

With the values from your initial raw code, I expect deviceType is constant unless you're using a Dot or other Echo device.





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  # 1525053 3-Apr-2016 09:39
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Weird. I am getting 400 Bad Request.


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  # 1525055 3-Apr-2016 09:40
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NM Sorted. Thanks!

 

 


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  # 1525104 3-Apr-2016 10:06
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So it worked for everyone? Nice - I only managed to change my timezone, couldn't get my address updated, so weather reports are still not right. And each morning when I say "Alexa, good morning" her little announcements about _this day in history_ etc are all still based on US timezones, e.g. on the morning of April 2nd she told me it was April Fools day. Even though when I asked what the date was she told me "Second of April".


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