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  Reply # 1946565 25-Jan-2018 13:40
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Did it change accounts on its own?  My account is with amazon in the US as I wanted the blue harmony skill rather than the UK green skill.  The blue skill allows you to say "Alexa, turn on the TV" but the green skill makes you says "Alexa, ask harmony to turn on the TV".

 

Now no harmony skill at all!  That doesn't work for me as the harmony hub is controlling just about everything

 

 


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  Reply # 1946591 25-Jan-2018 14:08
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As the devices haven't officially launched here yet is it possible that the skills are still being ported across?

 

Just trying to think positively :)

 

 

 

Pete.


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  Reply # 1946619 25-Jan-2018 14:27
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jmosen: 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.

 

Would be nice if you could add your own Alexa voice, like TomTom did/do. Homer Simpson / Arnie anyone ?





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  Reply # 1946661 25-Jan-2018 15:08
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Alexa is now available in Australia and New Zealand!

 

Alexa provides a unique set of skills and features in Australia and New Zealand, including Coastal Watch, Qantas, Sky News Australia, hipages, National Australia Bank, Dimmi, Optus, Air New Zealand, TVNZ, the New Zealand Herald, NewsZM Radio and NewTalk ZB.

Some features available in other countries, including Sirius XM, Audible, Jeopardy! and ESPN are not supported by the Alexa experience for Australia and New Zealand.

The Australia and New Zealand Experience is not supported for Echo (1st Gen), Echo Dot (1st Gen), Echo Show, Echo Spot or Amazon Tap.

 

To enjoy the Alexa experience for Australia and New Zealand:

 

Click here to change your device country settings.
To set the language, open the Alexa App and go to Settings > Device > Language and select English (Australian).


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  Reply # 1946845 25-Jan-2018 20:53
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I cant see any reasons there to try to switch, and it says that all the ones I already have are not supported. Losing all the US services would make them useless to me pretty much so will leave it on US and hope they dont try any geo blocking carry on.





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  Reply # 1946873 25-Jan-2018 21:18
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You'll have to keep a US amazon account or they'll automatically move you to AU.. With no skills... Pretty big fail really.


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  Reply # 1947114 26-Jan-2018 12:28
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The Alexa app is now showing up for me in the NZ iOS App Store.




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  Reply # 1947115 26-Jan-2018 12:28
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My Amazon account is in the US, even now.  It was just the Alexa services that they moved.

 

I've been in touch with Amazon about it, and posted on the Logitech Community site...


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  Reply # 1947119 26-Jan-2018 12:31
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Yes, the Alexa services changed location on their own.  Can't see a way to change it back, given that my actual Amazon account is still US based.


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  Reply # 1947151 26-Jan-2018 13:42
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So how do you check the location, and if you use a DNS can you avoid this unsolicited moving thing ?





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  Reply # 1947160 26-Jan-2018 13:54
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Oh well, mines still located in the US Pacific coast and on US time apparently.





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  Reply # 1947172 26-Jan-2018 14:07
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I thought you may be interested in the conclusion of the Amazon Echo Show Netvue cameras saga

 

After finally getting the orb camera connected and working I went to add the second camera. It didnt find it and it seemed to stop the first camera from working.

 

I gave up

 

I already had return authority from Amazon. Went to PO $62 Tracked ...Yowser!

 

Contacted amazon 'Retail Specialist" 

 

Told them the return price

 

a.Oh will provide a prepaid return so you get the full refund

 

me.Great

 

................

 

me. they are the same return forms?

 

a.Oh look I will do a full refund now

 

me. oookkk great

 

a. dispose of cameras as you see fit

 

me. Thanks

 

a. Refund done

 

so that cool and of course makes sense

 

But we will still take it as a win 

 

 

 

  





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  Reply # 1947223 26-Jan-2018 16:04
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Good old Amazon, one step forward, 100 backwards (relative skills gained to those lost in the Oz/NZ transfer).
Still their ultimate goal is to place a device in your home that allows them to sell you stuff. So that is still achieved. The fact that most people here have them for their automation potential matters very little to Amazon.
Might hold off on getting any more Dots for now.




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  Reply # 1947253 26-Jan-2018 17:20
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Dingbatt: Good old Amazon, one step forward, 100 backwards (relative skills gained to those lost in the Oz/NZ transfer).
Still their ultimate goal is to place a device in your home that allows them to sell you stuff. So that is still achieved. The fact that most people here have them for their automation potential matters very little to Amazon.
Might hold off on getting any more Dots for now.

 

Yes, I'm holding off, too.  I was going to get two more.


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  Reply # 1947254 26-Jan-2018 17:23
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jmosen: The Alexa app is now showing up for me in the NZ iOS App Store.

 

I'm still not seeing the Alexa app on Google Play.  Anyone?


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