Amazon Adding Contact and Motion Capability’s to Echo


#41

Sweet...yeah, those are what in the US we would call crank style. If they didn't have a motor you've have a hand crank to open or close them. Thanks.


#42

Checking in to see where this is at - I've had ST for over 18 months, and am moving to HE. I got my Ecolink Tilt sensor connected, setup the skills on HE and Alexa app, only to find that the sensor isn't recognized as a device in the Alexa app. Previously I had a routine in Alexa that would announce when the garage door was opened or closed. From this thread, am I understanding that I won't have that same capability with HE directly, but will continue to require the use of ST to retain that capability?


#43

correct


#44

@sgrayban - bummer, but thanks. HE likely to go on the shelf until this gets some priority.


#45

You should look at echo speaks. It should allow you to do what you are after with a bit more work.


#46

@cwwilson08, have you tried this? I've used similar apps on ST. Is this app code being installed on the HE, as opposed to ST?


#47

@trent
There are two community options for Text to Speech on Amazon Alexa devices.

Alexa TTS - simpler, as it only supports TTS

and

Echo Speaks - more full featured, but somewhat more complicated to set up


#48

And both of these require renewing a cookie every two weeks... is that right?


#49

Yes, but both have automated methods of doing so.