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Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: Microman
Date: December 26, 2018 09:10AM
Son set it up at my house using his account, as he has prime, but I can already see the problem with that if I was to build more devices to turn things on, etc.

I like to stream music, and it would be nice to be able to play prime thru a good speaker, but I also notice that it can control a TIVO. I wonder if it could tell the Tivo to play Pandora?

About ready this morning to reset the DOT, and start from scratch to see how it would work.

Seems like a great device, that Apple should have gotten in on.

I tried Homekit, but 3rd party apps, and my learning curve I returned the few devices that worked, and gave up.

Anyone have the Dot, He bought me the wall plug with short cable so that it mounts on the wall at the receptacle.

I imagine Amazon Music is all that it can play for prime users, and I read a list on my phone as I between washing a set of dishes , to see that it would control a TIVO.

Think I am finding more info : [explore.tivo.com]. where they say:
"Alexa, launch <app name>" opens a streaming video app. Available apps include Prime Video, Netflix, HBO GO, and YouTube.

I bet they don't want any other music streaming service to be controlled by DOT.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/2018 09:24AM by Microman.
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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 26, 2018 09:15AM
I use mine to stream Amazon Prime music. The interface isn't that good, but I can actually stream to it from my Amazon Prime app on an iOS device. Which is good. I also use it to control some smart home light bulbs and switches. Having a light come on to wake me up is nicer than an alarm clock.
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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 26, 2018 09:35AM
.....whisper......be careful what you say......it listens......



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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: Golfer
Date: December 26, 2018 11:55AM
Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
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Date: December 26, 2018 01:02PM
Apple Music is coming to the Echosphere.





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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: graylocks
Date: December 26, 2018 01:35PM
i stream Spotify through my numerous Echo devices. and NPR One. and TuneIn.



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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 26, 2018 02:31PM
I use mine with my harmony hub, stream music to an Anker Flare bluetooth speaker, check weather, etc. I'll be getting some smart plugs and a thermostat in the future.

Oh, if you have a cat, be sure to say "Alexa meow" a couple times to watch the fun.



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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: December 26, 2018 03:01PM
Be sure to tell her to open the pod bay doors.
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Re: Alexa Dot received as Gift, now a few questions
Posted by: Carm
Date: December 26, 2018 06:12PM
You can use Echo Dot without Amazon Prime Membership.
[www.howtogeek.com]

To update the directions to link Pandora/Apple Music/NPR.
On top left in Alexa App > skills and games>and search for pandora/AppleMusic/NPR. Insert your credentials and you should be good to go.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/26/2018 06:23PM by Carm.
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