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  Reply # 1630673 15-Sep-2016 09:23
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Amazon Dot (2nd Gen)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1630797 15-Sep-2016 11:30
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Not going to replace my current dots as I dont see anything new with these ones.

 

I was really p....ed off with the tap, useless wifi on it so I hope that the costcutting on the dot has not lead to that happening.





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  Reply # 1630991 15-Sep-2016 14:47
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Great review of the echo. Gets good about 3:45 in when he starts trying to use it. Just remember to keep a giant steak knife handy when interacting with it.

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  Reply # 1630993 15-Sep-2016 14:49
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Anyone placing an order for one? I see on amazon if you buy 5 you get one free!


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  Reply # 1631587 16-Sep-2016 10:15
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I'm interested in buying one, count me in.


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  Reply # 1638434 21-Sep-2016 22:53
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yeah if you buy a pack let me know, ill grab one


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  Reply # 1638444 22-Sep-2016 00:02
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I've got an Echo (mainly to test my smarthome voice control - which works brilliantly BTW) and when my new house is built I imagine I'll get a dot for the garage, my bedroom and the kitchen...

 

At the moment though, all it does it tell me the time in various places, do the odd currency conversion, play 80's music and turn the lights in the lounge on and off :-)

 

Cheers - N

 

(I might also get a Google thingy when they release that as well - I think I will like the Google ecosystem better than the Amazon, so if the voice control and 3rd party smart home feature control is as good then I'll switch)

 

 


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  Reply # 1649976 12-Oct-2016 21:42
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Has anyone elses prime music gone away and its started offering a subscription to "music unlimited"instead?

 

Just tried playing something today and it was a no go with that offer instead.





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  Reply # 1650059 13-Oct-2016 06:51
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richms:

 

Has anyone elses prime music gone away and its started offering a subscription to "music unlimited"instead?

 

Just tried playing something today and it was a no go with that offer instead.

 

 

It would seem that there is 2 services for music on amazon now, prime music which is like 2 million songs and now "music unlimited" which has 10's of millions.  But music unlimited needs to be paid for.

 

Would not be surprised if echo/dot etc now need music unlimited to work.


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  Reply # 1650076 13-Oct-2016 07:46
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My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  Reply # 1650082 13-Oct-2016 08:05
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can anyone tell me if they can be programmed, so if i say "Alexa Lights" in the lounge, the lounge lights will turn on, and if i say it in the bedroom the bedroom lights will turn on?

 

 

 

or do i have to say "Alexa Lounge Lights"?


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  Reply # 1650108 13-Oct-2016 08:35
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Yeh was looking at getting a smarthings hub to set up the lights/temp. Not entirely sure what products are best to do this. But apparently they work well together do they not?






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  Reply # 1652053 16-Oct-2016 20:35
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reven:

 

can anyone tell me if they can be programmed, so if i say "Alexa Lights" in the lounge, the lounge lights will turn on, and if i say it in the bedroom the bedroom lights will turn on?

 

 

 

or do i have to say "Alexa Lounge Lights"?

 

 

You have to define the zone you're in as smart homes devices are shared between accounts/devices so all Echo's know about the same smart home entities in your house.


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