Also, cannot upload anything to my Amazon Music account with that Amazon music installer I had shared. Can access the songs I bought from Amazon USA. Upload button missing.
For that, @superczar is your best bet. 5 echo devices I believe.[DOUBLEPOST=1510235606][/DOUBLEPOST]After breaking my head on how to play specific songs/albums - I think I may have hit on an idea - search for the song or album on Saavn (since cant use Amazon Music ATM) and say the exact name. Worked like a charm for me, and played from Amazon MusicSo there is a thread about smart home here.
So far I am into Philips Hue for lighting and Samsung smartthings for motion sensors. Need to get some echo dot so that I can talk to it as well. Using my phone is a PITA.
You answered it. Don't want to buy into a ecosystem and then hearing one day, its bricked on purpose.Why the Harmony is not a good option? Just picked up a Harmony Hub (not the Link, which is going to be discontinued)
You will need a Hue Hub. Only the Echo Plus has Zigbee.Does anybody know how the Echo Dot controls the Phillips Hue lights? Does it have Zigbee inbuilt? Or does it use something else?
If it has a Zigbee, can we access it to control other devices which have a Zigbee?
I am also leaning towards the same. Might get rid of the Echo Plus.After the limited usage with my Echo dot, I think an Android user would be much more happy with Google Home especially if using a Chromecast as well.
A user on TeamBhp had elucidated the same and now I feel the same. Waiting to get some arduino devices to control my home lights and other stuff for now. Will decide whether to go the RPi route or find a software alternative for Windows.