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Alexa Coming Soon

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by krkaufman, May 12, 2018.

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  1. rodlebod

    rodlebod New Member

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    Is there a priority list to get the skill pushed to my Premier?
     
  2. Skanter123

    Skanter123 Member

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    Haha - Alexa says “Ti-VOH, accent on the VOH. Sounds really funny. Can’t say I find voice commands useful, but good for a laugh or to impress impressionable friends. :)
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I hear “laurel.”
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FYI... Per @tiv0_Shoop on FB, they're conducting a Facebook LIVE event on Thursday (3pm EDT, May 17) to promote the Alexa integration.

    >See this FB post< for more info.

     
  5. El Maestro

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    Just set it up tonight and used it for a bit. It works! We particularly enjoyed telling Alexa to skip.
     
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  6. Lurker1

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    I thought this would just be a gimmicky toy, but I actually found it useful. I was in the kitchen and a really loud commercial came on the TV in the next room, so I said "Alexa Pause" and got peace and quiet!
     
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  7. Bigg

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    I'll first put the disclaimer that anything Alexa could be amazing for someone with physical disabilities, and if this allows them to be more independent, great.

    However, for everyone else, WTF? Alexa is so clunky, cumbersome, and a completely back-asswards way to do much of anything. The TiVo Peanut is far better than some voice commands. The movie Idiocracy is becoming reality!
     
  8. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    (don’t feed)
     
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  9. Skanter123

    Skanter123 Member

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    Bolt was working fine with Echo Dot, now does not respond. How do I get it to work again? Do I have to disable and go through entire activation again?

    EDIT: started working again
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
  10. Skanter123

    Skanter123 Member

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    ???
     
  11. JACKASTOR

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    Alexa is here. But it doesn’t work here in Canada. :(
     
  12. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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  13. morac

    morac Cat God

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    No matter what channel name I try, I still get “I couldn’t find that on Tivo”, so basically the only feature I would use doesn’t work.
     
  14. sinanju

    sinanju Active Member

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    TiVo forwarded me to Amazon support who came right out and said it won't work with the app. You nee a physical device. I told them the app needs to be updated to prevent TiVo setup and inform the user if there is no physical device, like and Echo, configured. They agreed, made notes, and we were done.

    I can't say this skill inspires me to switch to Alexa from the Google Assistant. I'm certainly not going to buy hardware from Amazon if they can't get an Android app right.
     
  15. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    I set it up and am underwhelmed. Tried to get it to play a show in my shows and it went to my Fire TV (which is also Alexa enabled) to the pay per episode rental choice. It is faster for me to hit the "channel up" button on my caavo than to say "Alexa, skip commercials"
     
  16. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    EXACTLY!!!
     
  17. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Active Member

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    I'll only use it if I am not near the remote.
     
  18. Seeg

    Seeg New Member

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    Set mine up last night. Chanel selection didn't work for me, same error. On my Tivo Mini it said coming soon but we were able to set it up anyways in the Alexa app.
    We watched a show, it was nice just saying Alexa skip when a commercial came on instead of finding the remote.
     
  19. eherberg

    eherberg Active Member

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    You would need to set the focus by using 'on TiVo' as part of your first command.
     
  20. tivoknucklehead

    tivoknucklehead Well-Known Member

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    ok I'll try that
     

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