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Jos1969
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  #2525475 19-Jul-2020 10:26
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Now when  I ask for Flash Briefing, it only plays the first item in the list I have set up in briefings. I have NewsTalkZB set up, and it plays that (not the sports news any more), and won't play Alexa's weather briefing. If I reverse them in the list it plays the weather but no news. It's probably due to an update. I hate forced updates. If it were up to me, it would be possible to stop them.

 

 


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  #2526106 20-Jul-2020 16:54
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I had a problem with NPR taking over when I asked for "whats new" which previously gave me the flash briefing. Caused me no end of trouble, no matter what I did with the Flash briefing setting the NPR app with a million stories started up.

 

My only fix has been to ask Alexa for "Flash briefing". Not sure if this is similar to what you are experiencing.


 
 
 
 


Jos1969
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  #2526533 21-Jul-2020 13:38
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jarledb:

 

I had a problem with NPR taking over when I asked for "whats new" which previously gave me the flash briefing. Caused me no end of trouble, no matter what I did with the Flash briefing setting the NPR app with a million stories started up.

 

My only fix has been to ask Alexa for "Flash briefing". Not sure if this is similar to what you are experiencing.

 

 

 

 

Thanks. Yes, I ask for a flash briefing and it plays the first item I have in my list for briefings, but won't play any other items after, like the weather. Is messed up. I blame it on updates. 


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  #2526591 21-Jul-2020 15:08
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Jos1969:

 

Thanks. Yes, I ask for a flash briefing and it plays the first item I have in my list for briefings, but won't play any other items after, like the weather. Is messed up. I blame it on updates. 

 

 

I've had the same thing a couple of times now and found that restarting the echo fixes the problem.


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  #2526623 21-Jul-2020 15:42
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Klathman:

 

I've had the same thing a couple of times now and found that restarting the echo fixes the problem.

 

 

Ahh, that old trick.

 


Klathman
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  #2526642 21-Jul-2020 16:23
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Makes no sense but *shrug*. I had the problem ages ago and then it just went away. It came back and nothing worked but after a reboot presto. I figure the first time that it must have installed an update or we had a power outage or something.


Jos1969
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  #2526972 22-Jul-2020 10:59
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Klathman:

 

Jos1969:

 

Thanks. Yes, I ask for a flash briefing and it plays the first item I have in my list for briefings, but won't play any other items after, like the weather. Is messed up. I blame it on updates. 

 

 

I've had the same thing a couple of times now and found that restarting the echo fixes the problem.

 

 

 

 

Thanks! That seemed to fix it. Don't know why I didn't think of doing that..


 
 
 
 


grolschie
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  #2528128 24-Jul-2020 12:47
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I only just discovered this thread. Love my Echos. The Amazon Echo gen. 2 is far far better than the Amazon Echo Dot gen. 3 for picking up my voice. A LOT better.

The Metservice skill is annoying,eh? Biggest issue is that it doesn't just answer my query and exit. But it asks if there's anything else and waits for a valid response.


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