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  Reply # 1899616 12-Nov-2017 14:40
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...Is there a way to download the APK from somewhere?...

 

 

 

I downloaded and installed the Alexa app to my android phone from here https://www.apkmonk.com/app/com.amazon.dee.app/ 


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  Reply # 1899621 12-Nov-2017 14:56
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I changed my address to my you shop address and then used a VPN installed on my phone pointing to a US server. Was then able to install from the Play store

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  Reply # 1903651 18-Nov-2017 12:41
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rogercruse:

 

razor2000nz: What device are you using to update your address? I’ve tried on the web portal page, but It says I have to select a country but NZ isn’t on the drop down list.

 

 

 

The following is a summary of the fully instructions provide elsewhere on GeekZone...

 

 

 

Using FireFox web browser... go to alexa.amazon.com

 

go into Settings and initially setup the location for anywhere in the UK... just provide United Kingdom & a valid postcode.

 

call the developer tool network tab by hitting Cntl+Shift+E

 

Add 'device-preferences' in the filter, disable the cache and press enter.

 

you should see GET and PUT status alerts in the developer window...

 

select the PUT and right-click to choose the 'Edit and Resend' option...

 

Now change the instances of of GB & the post-code you entered to NZ and a valid kiwi code...

 

press enter and hope you get a green 200 status message.

 

Good Luck!!!! 

 

 

 

 

OK, I must be missing something really obvious here ...

 

When I put in the County and Postcode for UK - do I save at that point, or do I call up the developer tool before I press save?

 

This is what  I get, and when I change the settings in the Request body, scroll to the end and press enter, it just goes to to a new line..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1903663 18-Nov-2017 13:35
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SepticSceptic:

 

OK, I must be missing something really obvious here ...

 

When I put in the County and Postcode for UK - do I save at that point, or do I call up the developer tool before I press save?

 

This is what  I get, and when I change the settings in the Request body, scroll to the end and press enter, it just goes to to a new line..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost there!

 

 

 

Do this line ''Now change the instances of GB & the post-code you entered to into NZ and a valid kiwi codes..."

 

The idea of entering the British information, is so you can easily find it and change it into a kiwi information... If I remember correctly, there are two lots of GB's and two lots of post-codes to change. 

 

Again, good luck.


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  Reply # 1903675 18-Nov-2017 14:01
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rogercruse:

 

SepticSceptic:

 

OK, I must be missing something really obvious here ...

 

When I put in the County and Postcode for UK - do I save at that point, or do I call up the developer tool before I press save?

 

This is what  I get, and when I change the settings in the Request body, scroll to the end and press enter, it just goes to to a new line..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost there!

 

 

 

Do this line ''Now change the instances of GB & the post-code you entered to into NZ and a valid kiwi codes..."

 

The idea of entering the British information, is so you can easily find it and change it into a kiwi information... If I remember correctly, there are two lots of GB's and two lots of post-codes to change. 

 

Again, good luck.

 

 

 

 

Ach ! Got it - there was a send button on the top right. Got the green light, and the settings now reflect my postcode.

 

 

 

Now to test

 

 

 

Update - Working well, though the Maori pronunciation is a bit off - good for a laugh. Weather is now localised.





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  Reply # 1903681 18-Nov-2017 14:25
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I've been playing a bit with routines. It's been a little frustrating getting my limitlessled lights to work correctly with them.

 

I've got the latest HA Bridge version set up which is using NodeJS scripts to control the lights. This works with both my older dual white and newer RGBW/WW/CW bulbs using the v6 bridge.

 

So my first problem is that if I tried to add some of the light devices on HA Bridge it was saying they were unsupported. I suspect that there was something legacy about them in the Echo config as they were the first devices I created. I ended up copying the device to a new device and deleting the old one. Forgetting the old device using the web interface (thanks for removing forget from the phone app guys!!) and then rediscovering. Same config but now it lets me use the device in a routine.

 

Second problem was that I tried to set it to turn on the device as part of the routine. The routine executes but no lights. I figured out that it was actually executing just the set brightness to 100% command. HA Bridge was just set up to set the brightness and didn't make sure the device was on first. Added this to HA Bridge and away we go.

 

Luckily turning off a device as part of a routine does send the off command rather than setting the brightness to 0%.

 

Anyway. All working and hopefully this helps someone else.


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  Reply # 1903766 18-Nov-2017 16:29
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I cant for the life of me get routines to show up in the alexa app.  Is there any trick to it?

 

 

 

Klathman:

 

I've been playing a bit with routines. It's been a little frustrating getting my limitlessled lights to work correctly with them.

 

I've got the latest HA Bridge version set up which is using NodeJS scripts to control the lights. This works with both my older dual white and newer RGBW/WW/CW bulbs using the v6 bridge.

 

So my first problem is that if I tried to add some of the light devices on HA Bridge it was saying they were unsupported. I suspect that there was something legacy about them in the Echo config as they were the first devices I created. I ended up copying the device to a new device and deleting the old one. Forgetting the old device using the web interface (thanks for removing forget from the phone app guys!!) and then rediscovering. Same config but now it lets me use the device in a routine.

 

Second problem was that I tried to set it to turn on the device as part of the routine. The routine executes but no lights. I figured out that it was actually executing just the set brightness to 100% command. HA Bridge was just set up to set the brightness and didn't make sure the device was on first. Added this to HA Bridge and away we go.

 

Luckily turning off a device as part of a routine does send the off command rather than setting the brightness to 0%.

 

Anyway. All working and hopefully this helps someone else.

 


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  Reply # 1903788 18-Nov-2017 18:07
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My bedroom echo dot has rebooted for no reason twice today? Anyone else see anything like that?





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  Reply # 1904000 19-Nov-2017 13:00
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stocksp:

 

I cant for the life of me get routines to show up in the alexa app.  Is there any trick to it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not that I'm aware of. What amazon digital region are you in? I wouldn't be surprised if it's still US only.

 

Other than that what app version are you running? I'm on version 1.24.3071.0 and bridge version 2.2.317.13


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  Reply # 1904820 20-Nov-2017 20:25
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Klathman:

stocksp:


I cant for the life of me get routines to show up in the alexa app.  Is there any trick to it?


 



 


Not that I'm aware of. What amazon digital region are you in? I wouldn't be surprised if it's still US only.


Other than that what app version are you running? I'm on version 1.24.3071.0 and bridge version 2.2.317.13



Worked it out - had to log into us iTunes Store for it to update alexa (doh). Although given that I can’t use a routine to turn on radio I’m not sure I see much point in it ( otherwise could use it as an alarm in the morning).

My google home allows me to say ‘ ok google radio’ and it starts streaming national radio from tunein ( using shortcuts - very handy )

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  Reply # 1912180 3-Dec-2017 08:51
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My Echo has decided i live in Balmoral this morning previously it has chosen Mt Roskill as my residence using my postcode 1041


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  Reply # 1914191 7-Dec-2017 06:02
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tchart: Got a few PM's - more than expected. I'll type up a guide and flick it out ASAP.

 

 

 

I set up my new echo dot in the bedroom using your instructions , worked like a charm :)


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  Reply # 1914273 7-Dec-2017 08:02
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tehoro:

Good news. Support for Amazon Alexa is officially coming to NZ and Australia in early 2018. https://developer.amazon.com/blogs/alexa/post/4079cb25-0e9f-4571-b727-e7ee60a6543e/amazon-alexa-and-alexa-enabled-devices-coming-to-australia-and-new-zealand-in-early-2018 



So is early 2018 closer to 1 Jan or 30 Jun?
Even though it talks to me with an Australian accent, my Google home is more use to me at the moment than my Echo but it is still limited compared to what Americans experience.
I'm hoping this is a poke in the ribs to Apple and Google to fully implement their respective assistants in this part of the world.




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  Reply # 1914483 7-Dec-2017 11:22
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Has anyone managed to set up a home security system (surveillance and siren) that works with Alexa?


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