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    You can also use your phone Alexa app to "drop in" on any of your echo dots and use it and your phone as a remote monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    You can also use your phone Alexa app to "drop in" on any of your echo dots and use it and your phone as a remote monitor.
    I saw something about that, but hadn't played with that yet. Can I turn lights on and off from my phone, using Alexa app?

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    My granddaughter had messed up her security settings, and it was really easy for me and my son-in-law to "drop in" on her -- it really freaked her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I saw something about that, but hadn't played with that yet. Can I turn lights on and off from my phone, using Alexa app?
    I have a TP-link smart plug and I can. I just go under the Smart Home menu and see my device and click on it to turn it off and on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I have a TP-link smart plug and I can. I just go under the Smart Home menu and see my device and click on it to turn it off and on.
    Yeah, I can do that - I was wondering if you could speak to alexa and say "Alexa, turn on living room reading lamp"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, I can do that - I was wondering if you could speak to alexa and say "Alexa, turn on living room reading lamp"
    I don't think you can speak to Alexa through the app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I don't think you can speak to Alexa through the app.
    I thought so, too, but....

    Alexa lives in the microphone icon next to the search bar in the Amazon Shopping app. This icon originally let users voice-search Amazon to find products to buy, but now it will also support voice commands for Alexa. You're not limited to shopping-related questions, either—you can use Alexa in the Shopping app as you would in your home if you have an Alexa-enabled device. Alexa can detail weather information, tell you jokes, track Amazon orders, answer search-related questions, play music from Amazon Music, and even read Kindle books aloud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I thought so, too, but....

    Alexa lives in the microphone icon next to the search bar in the Amazon Shopping app. This icon originally let users voice-search Amazon to find products to buy, but now it will also support voice commands for Alexa. You're not limited to shopping-related questions, either—you can use Alexa in the Shopping app as you would in your home if you have an Alexa-enabled device. Alexa can detail weather information, tell you jokes, track Amazon orders, answer search-related questions, play music from Amazon Music, and even read Kindle books aloud.

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    so try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    so try it!
    I will when I have time --- working on another project and multi-tasking messing around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I will when I have time --- working on another project and multi-tasking messing around here.
    I tried it on mine but it kept saying it could not understand me. My microphone on my iphone is kinda wonky. It only works on spearkerphone mode.

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