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Re: Amazon Echo / Alexa

What, you've actually PAID to own a mediocre mono speaker that listens to your farts when you think no-one else is around and you don't consider that (a) poor value, (b) creepy as **** and (c) slightly less useful than the SodaStream your Mum bought for Christmas 1978?

No thank you, I do not wish a digital sneak in the room to secretly record my breathing pattern and mistakenly order 1,000 toilet rolls each time my cat sneezes.
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Old 16.04.2021, 08:43
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Re: Amazon Echo / Alexa

Has anyone had any luck connecting Alexa and Spotify out here ? My iphone cannot get the Alexa App of course so the normal instructions dont work about linking them.

So I have a UK App Store ipad, i put them both on that, but when i go into the alexa app settings and select spotify as the music setting i get some comedy message by alexa about "you have reached the end of alexas knowledge" and can only go back. on the web this says its when a skill is pointing to a dead link but i am on the most recent spotify and most recent alexa.

Anyone experienced similar or know a way of getting alexa and spotify to talk without needing the Alexa app here in CH ?

Christ it winds me up they wont let amazon here.
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Old 16.04.2021, 08:51
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Has anyone had any luck connecting Alexa and Spotify out here ? My iphone cannot get the Alexa App of course so the normal instructions dont work about linking them.

So I have a UK App Store ipad, i put them both on that, but when i go into the alexa app settings and select spotify as the music setting i get some comedy message by alexa about "you have reached the end of alexas knowledge" and can only go back. on the web this says its when a skill is pointing to a dead link but i am on the most recent spotify and most recent alexa.

Anyone experienced similar or know a way of getting alexa and spotify to talk without needing the Alexa app here in CH ?

Christ it winds me up they wont let amazon here.
Yups, happily using alexa with spotify here... no issues... I have three alexas in the living room (paired speaker set + subwoofer) and a few scattered around the house (as I've connected all the lights through TUYA to have them turned on/off via voice recognition or smart triggers).

I would suggest trying to contact support?
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Yups, happily using alexa with spotify here... no issues... I have three alexas in the living room (paired speaker set + subwoofer) and a few scattered around the house (as I've connected all the lights through TUYA to have them turned on/off via voice recognition or smart triggers).

I would suggest trying to contact support?
Yes definitely I'll do that Spinal. Quick question, can you remember how you did the pairing without the alexa app on your mobile or tablet ? This is the recommended way by spotify and alexa but of course the alexa app isnt around in switzerland.
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Re: Amazon Echo / Alexa

How come they are only Siris and Alexas? I want a Pete or a Josť!

And how come the feminists haven't spoken up yet about the males having found a new way to boss around woman?
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Re: Amazon Echo / Alexa

You're wasting your time with support. They'll just say it's not supported in Switzerland.

I appreciate it doesn't help you as you use Apple, but for Android, I got a copy of the full app from the web which allowed me to use those functions not supported in Switzerland.
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Yes definitely I'll do that Spinal. Quick question, can you remember how you did the pairing without the alexa app on your mobile or tablet ? This is the recommended way by spotify and alexa but of course the alexa app isnt around in switzerland.
It was three years ago, when I first moved to CH... so afraid I don't remember... since then I have renewed my spotify with a Swiss card, and updated the address to Switzerland... but haven't had to re-pair it.

That said - I still have two apple accounts - one Swiss and one British. I would suggest try to create a new apple account (free), buy a British iTune gift card online if you must, and use that to download the app...

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How come they are only Siris and Alexas? I want a Pete or a Josť!

And how come the feminists haven't spoken up yet about the males having found a new way to boss around woman?
Siri is both male and female - and has both voices. You can pick.
Alexa, I'm not sure... never tried...
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Has anyone had any luck connecting Alexa and Spotify out here ? My iphone cannot get the Alexa App of course so the normal instructions dont work about linking them.

So I have a UK App Store ipad, i put them both on that, but when i go into the alexa app settings and select spotify as the music setting i get some comedy message by alexa about "you have reached the end of alexas knowledge" and can only go back. on the web this says its when a skill is pointing to a dead link but i am on the most recent spotify and most recent alexa.

Anyone experienced similar or know a way of getting alexa and spotify to talk without needing the Alexa app here in CH ?

Christ it winds me up they wont let amazon here.
i just use a separate account (USA itunes with alexa, swiss account for everything else). works fine for me
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You're wasting your time with support. They'll just say it's not supported in Switzerland.

I appreciate it doesn't help you as you use Apple, but for Android, I got a copy of the full app from the web which allowed me to use those functions not supported in Switzerland.
Official support is imminent - the Alexa app is now available in the Swiss app stores. With their opening their co-hosted Amazon warehouse and distribution center in Urdorf (together with Swiss Post), Amazon now delivers close to everything to Switzerland. Stuff they send out directly from Urdorf even has next-day delivery, the rest takes 2-3 days. They’ll likely start shipping Alexas to Switzerland within the next few weeks.
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Re: Amazon Echo / Alexa

It gets creepier.

"The ability for Alexa to be a companion and have human-like empathy is especially useful after many people lost loved ones during the pandemic, Prasad said. "While AI can't eliminate the pain of loss, it can make those relationships last."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazons...=170695852#app
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