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  #2357656 20-Nov-2019 09:56
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The Studio has five speakers and supports Dolby Atmos. I think you will find one of it is good - but if you have a large room you can add the speakers to the multi-room setup. In this configuration they all play together - not in stereo but in sync. The speakers will then use surround sound as supported.





 

 

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  #2357659 20-Nov-2019 10:03
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The problem with the multiroom on echo devices is how long it takes to add and remove things from a group, you cant just ask them to play along with another speaker or similar. Ive taken to just having a group of all the echos to play spotify on and turning down the one in the shed and garage when I am not out there.





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  #2357669 20-Nov-2019 10:36
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I don't think it is too long - and I don't see add/remove all the time as a priority use case. You can always set the volume lower for different devices or just tell them to stop.





 

 

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  #2357687 20-Nov-2019 11:11
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I have created a Geekzone news skill for Alexa. You can enable in your account for AU/NZ and US clients:

 

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B081QRT2BV  
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081QVGYLJ  





 

 

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  #2358179 20-Nov-2019 19:56
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As of this evening Alexa's 'Brief Mode' is not working for me any more. At least as far as I can tell. In brief mode (which i still have enabled) when i tell Alexa to turn off or on a light it just makes an accompanying 'ding' sound when it completes the command. As of this evening she has started saying "OK" again for some reason. I have checked and the setting is still enabled. I have tried turning on and off to no avail. I don't want it saying OK all the time.....


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  #2358265 20-Nov-2019 21:45
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freitasm: What are you using? IHeart Radio or TuneIn?


Hello @freitasm...

Just want to know on Alexa, does iHeartRadio support NZ radio station on Alexa?

On my app, the iHeartRadio only showing US stations and i can’t change to NZ...

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  #2358290 20-Nov-2019 22:16
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It does... But I use TuneIn instead.





 

 

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  #2358317 20-Nov-2019 22:23
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freitasm:

It does... But I use TuneIn instead.



I see, me too then...

Thank you very much
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  #2358402 21-Nov-2019 08:54
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Heads up Spotify free can now be used to stream on Amazon Echo devices.





 

 

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  #2358523 21-Nov-2019 11:21
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Jos1969:

 

As of this evening Alexa's 'Brief Mode' is not working for me any more. At least as far as I can tell. In brief mode (which i still have enabled) when i tell Alexa to turn off or on a light it just makes an accompanying 'ding' sound when it completes the command. As of this evening she has started saying "OK" again for some reason. I have checked and the setting is still enabled. I have tried turning on and off to no avail. I don't want it saying OK all the time.....

 

 

Yes, I've started to get "OK's" as well and haven't changed any settings.


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Being a little lazy here, but if our In-laws have an echo show, but we don't have our contacts merged with Amazon in any way, how do I call their echo show?

 

 


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  #2449221 29-Mar-2020 09:28
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networkn:

 

Being a little lazy here, but if our In-laws have an echo show, but we don't have our contacts merged with Amazon in any way, how do I call their echo show?

 

 

I don't think you can. I found out the easiest way, between using one and another for calling, was using Facebook Portal. It calls to/from Messenger on phone, tablet, computer or between devices. And everyone have Facebook these days.  





 

 

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  #2449957 30-Mar-2020 11:31
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freitasm:

 

networkn:

 

Being a little lazy here, but if our In-laws have an echo show, but we don't have our contacts merged with Amazon in any way, how do I call their echo show?

 

 

I don't think you can. I found out the easiest way, between using one and another for calling, was using Facebook Portal. It calls to/from Messenger on phone, tablet, computer or between devices. And everyone have Facebook these days.  

 

 

Not my In-Laws :) 

 

Actually, it didn't really need anything particularly. My FIL is in my phone contacts and despite not being synced (supposedly) it was able to make the call by me saying:

 

Call (insert name) on his echo show. 

 

Both Grandparents and Kids were delighted to see each other. 

 

Hoping to get connected to my kids cousins the same way this afternoon.

 

 


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I have been using a routine to access Radio New Zealand National with TuneIn as the music source. It recently started playing the Concert programme instead.

 

After exploring different ways of playing a specific url (and finding it too hard) I came back to using TuneIn. I managed to get it to play RNZ by asking for RNZ National Auckland.

 

Whew.

 

Play Radio

 

Set volume to 2

 

Say "Playing Radio New Zealand"

 

Play RNZ National Auckland from TuneIn


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  #2479608 9-May-2020 08:44
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prob:

I have been using a routine to access Radio New Zealand National with TuneIn as the music source. It recently started playing the Concert programme instead.


After exploring different ways of playing a specific url (and finding it too hard) I came back to using TuneIn. I managed to get it to play RNZ by asking for RNZ National Auckland.


Whew.


Play Radio


Set volume to 2


Say "Playing Radio New Zealand"


Play RNZ National Auckland from TuneIn


THANK YOU!!!

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