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Old 9th September 2020, 14:03   #1
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Default Just got an Alexa in a Fire Cube

Trying to get my head around what it can do at the moment, but I have 4x Smart Plugs on order and I have already got it 'talking' to the TV, speaking the time, weather etc...

I have put Alexa on my Iphone and managed to spook SWMBO but turning the living room TV on whilst she was alone in the house, me out shopping

I have also put Alexa on my Laptop can get it to respond to her name, though not control anything. In Smart Home > Devices, it lists my Fire Stick, Box, Cube and TV, but all are marked 'Currently not accessible from your PC'.

How To's and items I offer for free, or just to cover the cost of my expenses...


Fix a poor handbrake; DIY ABS diagnostic unit; Loan of the spanner needed to change the CDT belts; free OBD diagnostics +MAF; Correct Bosch MAF cheap; DVB-T install in an ex-hi-line system; DD install with a HK amp; FBH servicing.

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Old 9th September 2020, 15:21   #2
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Alexa can and does listen to all your words, nothing is secret anymore.
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