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  Reply # 1944506 21-Jan-2018 21:27
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I have a Gen 2 Dot available if anyone is interested PM me. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1944514 21-Jan-2018 21:42
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networkn:

I have a Gen 2 Dot available if anyone is interested PM me. 


 


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  Reply # 1945175 23-Jan-2018 09:38
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Just received:

 

 

Amazon last week announced that Alexa, the brain that powers the Echo family of devices, will be available in New Zealand, along with three Alexa-enabled devices in early February.

 

Three NZME skills will be available at launch to take audiences into the new era of voice-control, hands-free accessibility. New Zealanders will be able to stay up to date with the latest news through The New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB flash briefings and be entertained with ZM’s custom Alexa skill with ease.

 

“Alexa can help you do thousands of things. Now that includes staying up to date on the latest news and sports happening here and around the world,” said Laura Maxwell, Chief Digital Officer at NZME.

 

“Once the skills have been enabled, it’s as simple as saying, “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing”. This will provide Newstalk ZB’s hourly news and sports updates alongside the NZ Herald’s top stories of the moment from across New Zealand and the world.”

 

While audiences stay informed with NZME’s News Flash Briefing skills throughout the day, the ZM skill will entertain audiences with a simple “Alexa, open ZM”.

 

ZM is the home of New Zealand’s popular Breakfast and Drive music shows. With the Alexa Skills Kit, their programming is now available via voice.

 

“The new ZM skill for Alexa enables New Zealanders to listen to live radio, play podcasts from our shows like Fletch Vaughan and Megan and more,” says Maxwell.

 

Alexa delivers an all-new experience for customers in New Zealand, featuring a new voice for the Alexa Australia and New Zealand edition, local knowledge, and skills built by local developers.

 

Once the NZME skills are enabled, audiences no longer only have access to their favourite brands at the touch of a finger but also at the sound of their voice.

 





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  Reply # 1945233 23-Jan-2018 11:01
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It just gets better and better.
May just have to pick up a couple (more) Echo Dots. Not really to that fussed on audio quality for the voice assistant container.




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  Reply # 1945526 23-Jan-2018 15:37
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For Echo Show owners

 

I recived today form Amazon two different Netvue cams. One fixed 1080p one 360 1080p

 

After a couple of hours one with a tech form amazon , after trying every possible combination of options

 

They do not produce an image on the echo show so I am returning them

 

Having NOW read the reviews 90% say they do not work with echo Netvue says they do

 

I understand that d-link may be the same has anyone had any luck with Ezviz as Pbtech sells them





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  Reply # 1945528 23-Jan-2018 15:43
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Can't help you with your show and camera issue but the ring doorbell and nest smoke alarms are visible from both my Spot and Show. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1945530 23-Jan-2018 15:45
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networkn:

 

Can't help you with your show and camera issue but the ring doorbell and nest smoke alarms are visible from both my Spot and Show. 

 

 

 

 

I am going to order Spot soon (as it is cheaper than show) - can you comment on it of any problems you faced with Ring Doorbell or any specific differences to consider etc? 


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  Reply # 1945533 23-Jan-2018 15:51
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Maybe I can ask the question this way

 

Has anyone In NZ got a "webcam" working with an echo show? If so which brand and model if you can





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  Reply # 1945534 23-Jan-2018 15:54
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Maybe I can ask the question this way

 

Has anyone In NZ got a "webcam" working with an echo show? If so which brand and model if you can

 

 

I believe it's possible to get the Dahua working in combination with Synology NAS, I'll probably have a chance to have a crack at it in the next few days. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1945536 23-Jan-2018 15:55
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networkn:

 

Can't help you with your show and camera issue but the ring doorbell and nest smoke alarms are visible from both my Spot and Show. 

 

 

 

 

I am going to order Spot soon (as it is cheaper than show) - can you comment on it of any problems you faced with Ring Doorbell or any specific differences to consider etc? 

 

 

I love mine, sound is pretty passable for something so small. 

 

No issues I can think of. I just say "Alexa who's at the door" and it's all good. 

 

Usually takes 3-5 seconds to show up. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1945546 23-Jan-2018 16:08
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networkn:

 

maxeon:

 

networkn:

 

Can't help you with your show and camera issue but the ring doorbell and nest smoke alarms are visible from both my Spot and Show. 

 

 

 

 

I am going to order Spot soon (as it is cheaper than show) - can you comment on it of any problems you faced with Ring Doorbell or any specific differences to consider etc? 

 

 

I love mine, sound is pretty passable for something so small. 

 

No issues I can think of. I just say "Alexa who's at the door" and it's all good. 

 

Usually takes 3-5 seconds to show up. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome. I will look for deals and order a couple soon. Thanks for that.




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  Reply # 1945668 23-Jan-2018 19:43
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networkn:

 

Can't help you with your show and camera issue but the ring doorbell and nest smoke alarms are visible from both my Spot and Show. 

 

 

It works even on the Amazon Fire TV. I have the Ring Floodlight Camera on my driveway - I can push the button on the ATV remote and say "Alexa show my driveway" and it will show the live video feed on my TV. Very cool.





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  Reply # 1946022 24-Jan-2018 13:49
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Well You guessed it I thought I would give it one last go and low and behold an image is born on my show Hallelujah!! Can I get an Amen?! 

 

This is with the Netvue Orb sometime I will give the other netvue camera I have a go.

 

Only issue I can see at present is there seems to be a 3second approx maybe 4 delay on the show. Not critical for my life.

 

 





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Hi all,

 

This is my first post, so take it easy smile

 

I've had an Echo Dot for a couple of weeks, and had it controlling my Logi Harmony Hub (and TP-Link smart plug).  I've just asked Alexa to turn on the xbox, and she told me I have no smart home skills!  So I swore at her a little, then opened the Alexa app and found that what she told me was true.  I then jumped on alexa.amazon.com, which promptly re-routed me to alexa.amazon.com.au.  It seems that Amazon have moved my Alexa account... which makes sense, given our location.  Having said that, I am not able to add any Skills unless I change my Dot's language to English (Australia) (god knows what that's going to sound like...), and when I do change the language there is no Harmony skill available!  In fact, there's only fourteen smart home skills available, most of which seem only applicable to Aus.

 

In addition to this, my card history and shopping list have been wiped out!  A pretty poor effort on Amazon's part, I think.  Any ideas?  Currently my Dot is an expensive paper weight...


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  Reply # 1946274 24-Jan-2018 20:43
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And it begins. At least from alexa.amazon.com, the AU language is now available. Seems a bit monotonous compared to the US voice, but it's here.




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