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    #16
    Originally posted by drmcp View Post
    I had it working great for everything, but the update "skill" broke it all
    https://youtu.be/5G5vGJcI0AU followed everything up above still no joy!!
    Try using a complete phrase instead of trying to open a session for each command. In other words, just say (all at once) "Alexa, tell HomeSeer to turn my light on". Don't say "Alexa, tell HomeSeer..." and then wait for a response.
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      #17
      Originally posted by macromark View Post
      Try using a complete phrase instead of trying to open a session for each command. In other words, just say (all at once) "Alexa, tell HomeSeer to turn my light on". Don't say "Alexa, tell HomeSeer..." and then wait for a response.
      Mark, that was the only way i could get it to work at all before, but after some testing after posting this, i have found i must say it all at once, now, "tell HomeSeer turn lights on in the Kitchen" it will work. in any other form it says it can't find the device. if i say "tell HomeSeer to turn Kitchen lights on" it will not find device.

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        #18
        Programming an Event with the Echo and New Skill!

        Check it out: http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=179720
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          #19
          Are there directions for setting up the skill manually? I'd like to keep my "Tell the house" rather than switching to "Tell homeseer"

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            #20
            There is another thread where I've posted instructions on setting up your own skill.
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              #21
              I'm just wondering whether Alexa understands any other language than English.

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                #22
                You would need to ask Amazon.
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                  #23
                  New API

                  Why is it taking so long to get the API released, any ideal what the hold up is and or a time frame on its release?

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                    #24
                    While the coding for the API is finished, Amazon has not yet approved it for release.

                    We are currently in talks with them on getting this resolved.
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                      #25
                      How do you implement Sgt. schults skill?
                      Hector
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                        #26
                        To implement the skill, as opposed to the API, you need to have at at least HS3 version 243.

                        You also need to have your myHS account set up (a single user is free)

                        Once this is done, go to the list of skills in your Alexa app.
                        You'll find the HomeSeer skill there.

                        Enabling this skill brings up a login that will link the echo to your system through myHS.

                        Use the username and password you use to gain access to your system through myHS.
                        You can ask for help through the echo by saying "Ask HomeSeer for help', which will give you the HomeSeer echo url http://www.homeseer.com/echo
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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Sgt. Shultz View Post
                          To implement the skill, as opposed to the API, you need to have at at least HS3 version 243.

                          You also need to have your myHS account set up (a single user is free)

                          Once this is done, go to the list of skills in your Alexa app.
                          You'll find the HomeSeer skill there.

                          Enabling this skill brings up a login that will link the echo to your system through myHS.

                          Use the username and password you use to gain access to your system through myHS.
                          You can ask for help through the echo by saying "Ask HomeSeer for help', which will give you the HomeSeer echo url http://www.homeseer.com/echo
                          Wade, I have all those steps done. How do I know when I am using the skill and I am using the api? What's the difference? I also read some where that you can change the name of echo other than Alexa and Amazon is this true?
                          Hector
                          ____________________________________
                          Win.2003 OS, HS3
                          BLDSC,BLstat,BLRadar,BLRamdom,BLOccupied
                          BLups,BLrain8,HSTouch,Ultrajones Weatherbug,
                          MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
                          AP800,Honeywell Stat

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Rotech View Post
                            Wade, I have all those steps done. How do I know when I am using the skill and I am using the api? What's the difference? I also read some where that you can change the name of echo other than Alexa and Amazon is this true?
                            Alexa turn off my bedroom light = API
                            Alexa tell homeseer to turn on my bedroom light = skill

                            API - on/off/dim and set thermostat
                            Skill - run events, get statuses, on/off/dim, control and report on most devices.

                            Alexa/Amazon/Echo are current awake words for the echo - choose one. You can not use an arbitrary word at this time. For my kitchen unit I call echo and my living I call Alexa.

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                              #29
                              Thank you
                              Hector
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                              Win.2003 OS, HS3
                              BLDSC,BLstat,BLRadar,BLRamdom,BLOccupied
                              BLups,BLrain8,HSTouch,Ultrajones Weatherbug,
                              MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
                              AP800,Honeywell Stat

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by wkomorow View Post
                                Alexa/Amazon/Echo are current awake words for the echo - choose one. You can not use an arbitrary word at this time. For my kitchen unit I call echo and my living I call Alexa.
                                Where exactly do u change the name?
                                Hector
                                ____________________________________
                                Win.2003 OS, HS3
                                BLDSC,BLstat,BLRadar,BLRamdom,BLOccupied
                                BLups,BLrain8,HSTouch,Ultrajones Weatherbug,
                                MyTrigger,ACRF2,W800,Zwave
                                AP800,Honeywell Stat

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