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Offline The Latinist

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Echo Spot
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:03:15 PM »
Just bought an Echo spot to replace my alarm clock. I wanted a small alarm that could could handle different alarms for different days of the week and didn’t rely on my phone for music.  The Spot can wake me to an Apple Music play list, shows me the weather, and even allows me to view my Ring doorbell. There are a few quirks, but it’s really a great little device. Anyone have any tips or tricks to share?
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Re: Echo Spot
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 10:48:14 PM »
The spot looks pretty cool with that small round form.

I have the google home hub which does some of that but i'm stuck with the same alarm and wish they would change it.  Actually I have a mini next to my bed and have used it as my chief alarm for over a year, I mite switch it out with the home hub which I currently have in my kitchen.

I also installed home assistant on a raspberry pi so if the internet goes out I can still use voice control on my hue lights. It works with alexa and you mite enjoy messing with that system.
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Re: Echo Spot
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
I will look that up. 

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