Hi, Can anyone tell me why, having asked for a room light to be turned off at night and Alexa has acknowledged it and done so, I can wake in the night and the light is back on? It has happened several times. Just to check, I don't talk in my sleep.
Also, why does Amazon create US only skills? I thought the Echo and Dot family were international. Specifically, I read that (in the US) an Echo/Dot will wait a few seconds after completing a task for a 'Thank You' for which there will be an appropriate response. It is said that this is to help teach to teach children. Is this not valid skill wherever an Echo or Dot is in the world? Perhaps it would help the elderly or housebound to feel a little less alone.
With regard to the first question (rogue light controls) I can only offer suggestions since it's nothing I've seen
- have you linked to an external diary - such as Google? It seems that there can be confusion if the Alexa program is faced with non-synchronised diary/alert instructions. I regret I have no idea how to resolve such issues but perhaps this offers a possible solution route;
- Have you looked at the history of commands given to Alexa? Again, since you say you do not sonambulate or sonvocalise I would guess there are no weird commands in your command log - perhaps your partner / offspring / pet minabird / talkative neighbour is pranking you?
Regarding your second question - I'm not sure that it's a national thing. I'm pretty certain it's somewhere in the settings menu and I'm still struggling to find it. My DOT's all reply to a "thank you" with "your welcome" or "no problem". A different DOT I manage on a different account ignores pleases and thankyous. A shame because the user does thank the thing every time it does something.
If and when you find the setting toggle I'd be obliged if you could update :) Cheers, CW.
Edit: I note that my Alexa update (just opened) says:
Once you create your voice profile, Alexa is able to recognize your voice on most Alexa-enabled devices. For compatibility, check the Alexa app or try using the feature on your device.
By implication this suggests that not all devices, operating systems and stuff will work instantly or even work at all. Perhaps if it is not working for you today on the platform(s) you are using the functionality will come some time in the future?
Hi CombatWombat. I did find the solution to my delayed response question by wandering through the Alexa app on my Samsung 6 phone running Android 7. The answer is called 'Follow up mode' and can be found by clicking the 'Devices' symbol at the bottom right of the app > Echo and Alexa tab > select an Alexa > scroll down to 'Follow-up' Mode and switch on.
You need to do this to each of the devices you have.
Sorry CW I forgot about my first issue of the troublesome Alexa. The switching back on of the lights has happened several times before and, indeed, I have even heard unrequested music being played and had to admonish her. Perhaps, being stuck so tightly into that small round box, Alexa can get playful or simply bored and a pain!
It is strange. There are several posts about "ghosts in the machine" where things happen without rhyme or reason. I am one of the lucky ones where everything seems to work generally as intended. I hope that you/others keep this "ghost" activity alive in this or other threads since it does seem to be a real event and should be addressed and solved.
Have a great weekend, CW
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