What would you like to see/hear the Amazon Echo do?

Discussion in 'Amazon Echo' started by dgstorm, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. BirdOPrey5

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    It's here!

    For the first time in 5+ years my internet was/is acting up today with minute-long sporadic outages all afternoon- it screwed up the first couple attempts to get it setup. I tried from my laptop instead of my android phone and it finally completed and working great!

    I love it so far- music, facts, weather. Of course my mother decided to ask a tax question from left field which Alexa couldn't answer but otherwise, spot on.
     
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    Back on topic- I'd like the echo to give random answers to question like-

    Alexa, flip a coin.
    The coin landed heads.

    Alexa, roll a die.
    The die landed on 4.

    Alexa, roll two dice.
    The dice landed on 3 and 5 for a total of 8.

    Alexa pick a number between 1 and 10.
    I pick 7.



    EDIT- nevernind she does this already. Except for rolling 2 dice.

    Edit 2 - She can roll 3 dice, but when I say 2 dice she understands it as "to dice" and can't process the question.
     
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    Definitely want to be able to edit my lists (shopping, to-do, etc.) with voice commands. Also would like the Echo to be able to access anything on my network, especially the printer. Would love to make a shopping list then ask the Echo to find coupons and print them.
     
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    my wishlist

    Access to read my Google Calendar
    Access to post to social site (i.e. twitter, facebook, G+ etc...)
    read posts on social sites (i.e. tweets and posts)

    So far those are the major ones for me.
     
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    I would like to see the Amazon Echo read kindle books from Amazon. The same it can choose music from the amazon prime music.
     
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    So it can do somethings on people wishlists:
    Example Read google calendar,
    Not kindle books but audible

    I'd like it to talk to an "smart" IR blaster to control the TV, basically inputs, power, volume.
    Be able to control the Fire TV and lastly stream music to other speakers. With that the ability of being able to speak to the echo without interruption to the speakers playing music.
     
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    I look forward to purchasing an Echo at some time. There is one feature would cause me to buy it immediately. Several companies make a device to do it, and it seems reasonable that the Echo could as well. It would offer to me, a $100 value equivalent immediately for the cost of one of the other devices, thus reducing my mental purchase price of the Echo to $80. One such device is the RemoteLync from Kidde. The RemoteLync device plugs into a single outlet, listens for a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, and uses the home’s Wi-Fi to remotely alert the homeowner on iOS and Android compatible phones and tablets. It would offer a real safety value by notifying the home owner via an alert of a home smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm activation in one's home. There could be liability issues which limit Amazon's interest in doing this, but, if others offer it, perhaps not.
     
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    Would like to see Echo have ability to respond with Flixster and tell me where movies are playing, when and what times. Also maybe use Flixster to tell me dvd's out that day for sale.
     
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