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I just got a new TIVO Bolt. I am able to sync it to my Amazon Echo Dot but I have found once I turn the TIVO off the Echo Dot will lose sync and I have to redo the sync process. I was wondering if anybody has experience this issue and if so have you found a solution. Thank you for your help.
 

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I actually use a universal remote which allows me to control my TIVO,TV and sound system and I just have to hit one button to turn all the devices off. I never had a problem with my previous TIVO with my Echo Dot maintaining sync.
 

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I actually use a universal remote which allows me to control my TIVO,TV and sound system and I just have to hit one button to turn all the devices off. I never had a problem with my previous TIVO with my Echo Dot maintaining sync.
what do you mean by turning the TiVo "off"? There's no way to power off the TiVo except to unplug it.
 

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Once you sync your Bolt to your Echo Dot you can give the Dot voice commands to control the Bolt like saying "play" or "pause".
Got it, thanks. I thought that there could be some other function there with the Dot (often the case) that I wasn't aware of, such as the TiVo box playing its audio through the Dot.

I just tried my Dot/TiVo sync and no issue with the Dot controlling the TiVo right now. But I also don't turn my TiVo "off" or put it in standby, although I'm pretty sure that I must have restarted it (through the TiVo menu) since I first synced the Dot with the TiVo box.

Personally, I don't find the Dot/TiVo sync all that useful and don't use it much, as my coordinated devices are in a room where my remote is at hand and I find the remote controls faster (even with my reaching for the remote) and more certain than voice commands via the Dot. I could see matters differently in a different use situation, e.g. in the kitchen while cooking, or if one has different abilities.
 

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Got it, thanks. I thought that there could be some other function there with the Dot (often the case) that I wasn't aware of, such as the TiVo box playing its audio through the Dot.

I just tried my Dot/TiVo sync and no issue with the Dot controlling the TiVo right now. But I also don't turn my TiVo "off" or put it in standby, although I'm pretty sure that I must have restarted it (through the TiVo menu) since I first synced the Dot with the TiVo box.

Personally, I don't find the Dot/TiVo sync all that useful and don't use it much, as my coordinated devices are in a room where my remote is at hand and I find the remote controls faster (even with my reaching for the remote) and more certain than voice commands via the Dot. I could see matters differently in a different use situation, e.g. in the kitchen while cooking, or if one has different abilities.

I agree not that big a deal I was just curious because I did not have this issue with my previous Bolt. I actually have a Bolt VOX so I can use the Bolt remote for voice commands just found it easier to use the Dot because I did not have to use the remote and could actually control the Bolt from across the room like if my hands were full of plates I could just say "play" to restart a paused program. Not sure if my Bolt goes into standby when my universal remote turns everything off although if I am using the Bolt and use my universal remote to switch to my Roku I do get a standby message from the Bolt.
 
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