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  Reply # 1833647 30-Jul-2017 10:34
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This is a big deal guys. Who wants FREE unlimited music? This works by hacking into YouTube. You say " Alexa, ask youtube to play some...." and itll play music, wow it is great...

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXq7UEOr-yk

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1839470 5-Aug-2017 10:59
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Dont know if anyone is interested but I have just got a couple of power socket plugs that are controllable by Alexa echo "alexa turn on lounge light" They sell for between $17 to 22usd depending day of the week it seems. I ve set a link to a page that will take you to the aliexpress site. I know nothing of whether they are approved nz or whatever, you will have to make that decision. All I can tell you is they are easy to setup and work out the box.

 

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  Reply # 1839481 5-Aug-2017 11:34
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I've had many issues with things from AliExpress that claim Alexa support. The LEDs I got will set up and detect but when I try to control by Alexa they dont work since I'm on the China cloud server not the usa one.




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  Reply # 1839503 5-Aug-2017 13:21
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richms: I've had many issues with things from AliExpress that claim Alexa support. The LEDs I got will set up and detect but when I try to control by Alexa they dont work since I'm on the China cloud server not the usa one.

 

Yep know what you mean That swhy I was letting people know that I have actually bought installed and tested and they work for me should work for you im guessing





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  Reply # 1848216 17-Aug-2017 19:59
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Having just updated my Alexa app, I can now set correct address, country and postcode details in settings.  Alexa correctly reports location, weather, and has told me where local petrol stations are.  Finally!




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  Reply # 1848218 17-Aug-2017 20:04
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cebo:

 

Having just updated my Alexa app, I can now set correct address, country and postcode details in settings.  Alexa correctly reports location, weather, and has told me where local petrol stations are.  Finally!

 

 

Probably because Amazon is about to open the Australian warehouse so it probably will be sold in AU/NZ soon.





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  Reply # 1848220 17-Aug-2017 20:08
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This feels like a dumb question, but how did you update it - I can't see the option to do that. You are talking about the Alexa app on your mobile device, right?

 

Edit: What version do you have? Alexa app on my phone is client version 1.24.2255.0 bridge version 2.0.1216.2 and echo dots are version 582230020.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1848221 17-Aug-2017 20:11
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And what's more... If you download the Amazon Echo app from the Amazon App Store, and manage your Amazon Fire TV you can now set a New Zealand address and timezone as well.





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  Reply # 1848224 17-Aug-2017 20:15
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kryptonjohn:

 

This feels like a dumb question, but how did you update it - I can't see the option to do that. You are talking about the Alexa app on your mobile device, right?

 

Edit: What version do you have?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, the Alexa app on my phone.  I have version 1.24.2436.0, which I had to download and sideload.  It's the August 16 version.


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  Reply # 1848227 17-Aug-2017 20:16
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cebo:

 

Having just updated my Alexa app, I can now set correct address, country and postcode details in settings.  Alexa correctly reports location, weather, and has told me where local petrol stations are.  Finally!

 

 

Is there some specific reason why Auckland is always used in the time zone selection rather then the capital Wellington?





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  Reply # 1848230 17-Aug-2017 20:17
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Ah gotcha. Funny how they now support worldwide regions in the settings but you still can't download it!

 

 


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  Reply # 1848235 17-Aug-2017 20:20
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gnfb:

 

cebo:

 

Having just updated my Alexa app, I can now set correct address, country and postcode details in settings.  Alexa correctly reports location, weather, and has told me where local petrol stations are.  Finally!

 

 

Is there some specific reason why Auckland is always used in the time zone selection rather then the capital Wellington?

 

 

@cebo Usual sites I know all have Jul version - where'd you find the Aug version? Thanks, JohnO

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1848237 17-Aug-2017 20:21
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And what's more... If you download the Amazon Echo app from the Amazon App Store, and manage your Amazon Fire TV you can now set a New Zealand address and timezone as well.

 

 

Does that have any negative on watching prime etc thru an unblocker?





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  Reply # 1848240 17-Aug-2017 20:26
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I have downloaded the Alexa app 1.0.205.0-prod_82031410 from the Amazon Appstore and it worked for my Amazon Fire TV.

 

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Does that have any negative on watching prime etc thru an unblocker?

 

 

No. It's the Alexa configuration, not the Amazon Fire TV Settings.





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  Reply # 1848246 17-Aug-2017 20:43
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NZ locations - Great! - at least the weather is a bit more local (not as good as Big sky however). Its Maori Pronunciation needs a bit of work though. Local knowledge is also a bit limited - apparently, my local Macca's is 33Km away, and the closest Petrol Station is a toss up between around the corner and 50Kms. But promising signs that NZ will get more of Amazons services when they open in Australia.


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