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« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2017, 02:10:26 PM »
I went to see Bruce Springsteen in 2016, and subsequently purchased the MP3s of the show. Boy oh boy did it have a long weird name (which included the concert name in the date) when I uploaded it to Amazon, so rather than renaming, I created a playlist - Springsteen Baltimore. Definitely easier to say!

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« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2017, 10:42:20 PM »
I am having a problem playing Pandora Plus stations on Echo.  One of my stations, 70s Lite Rock, Echo says either doesn't know it or can't play it.  Tonight I asked for a station and Echo repeatedly came back playing a different station.

I like Echos, etc., but I really get tired of problems like this.
 
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« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2017, 05:30:10 AM »
I am having a problem playing Pandora Plus stations on Echo.  One of my stations, 70s Lite Rock, Echo says either doesn't know it or can't play it.  Tonight I asked for a station and Echo repeatedly came back playing a different station.

I like Echos, etc., but I really get tired of problems like this.

Yes, I frequently have the same problem.


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« Reply #103 on: November 02, 2017, 06:17:05 AM »
Glad to know it's not just me.  I contacted Pandora via e-mail.  Suggested messing with my internet connection.  Not being techie -- not gonna do that.  Everything works OK otherwise.  Problem must be with Amazon.  FIX IT!!!  >:(  Will report it there.
 
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« Reply #104 on: November 02, 2017, 08:01:36 AM »
Glad to know it's not just me.  I contacted Pandora via e-mail.  Suggested messing with my internet connection.  Not being techie -- not gonna do that.  Everything works OK otherwise.  Problem must be with Amazon.  FIX IT!!!  >:(  Will report it there.

What gets me is when I actually own a particular album or I was just listening to it an hour ago but had to pause, and Alexa tells me she can't find it.


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« Reply #105 on: November 02, 2017, 08:20:50 AM »
These things happen to me a lot, too. I spend more time in the Alexa app getting my Pandora stations and albums to play than I should have to.

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« Reply #106 on: November 02, 2017, 08:58:31 AM »
I copied and pasted these last number of posts in feedback in Echo app. 

AMAZON, FIX IT !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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« Reply #107 on: November 02, 2017, 04:26:27 PM »
Got e-mail response to my feedbacks -- Call us.  So I called and asked to speak to someone whose first language is English.  Talked to Robert in the Philippines, slight accent.  Looooong call with him.  He looked at my e-mails and feedback.  Again, told him details.  Had me try various things.  Amazon is kind of aware of problems with Pandora.  He will be calling me back to report. 
 
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« Reply #108 on: November 02, 2017, 05:10:01 PM »
It'll be interesting to hear what they have to say. Hope this leads to a fix.

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« Reply #109 on: November 03, 2017, 12:02:32 PM »
Another problem -- with the dictionary.  I asked for definition of neophyte.  Response was basically "I don't know. / I don't recognize that."  It is a word.  How can Echo not give me the definition?  I looked in the app, "What is the definition of neo fight?"  Amazon still has a lot of work to do software-wise.
 
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« Reply #110 on: November 03, 2017, 06:16:27 PM »
Another problem -- with the dictionary.  I asked for definition of neophyte.  Response was basically "I don't know. / I don't recognize that."  It is a word.  How can Echo not give me the definition?  I looked in the app, "What is the definition of neo fight?"  Amazon still has a lot of work to do software-wise.
My Echo Show had no problems with that word.

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« Reply #111 on: November 03, 2017, 06:43:17 PM »
My Echo Show had no problems with that word.

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I just now tried it again.  "I don't know that one."  I can't say it any more clearly.  Now neil fight shows in the app.
 
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« Reply #112 on: November 03, 2017, 07:03:54 PM »
I just now tried it again.  "I don't know that one."  I can't say it any more clearly.  Now neil fight shows in the app.

Yes, this is a big problem. Sometimes when I get to the grocery story, I can't read an item on my list and I don't remember what it was. That's why I make a list. So I don't have to remember.


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« Reply #113 on: November 06, 2017, 03:57:07 PM »
Robert from Amazon Echo did call me today.  Amazon is aware of problems.  They're working on it and contacting Pandora . . . .
 
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« Reply #114 on: November 09, 2017, 08:31:17 PM »
Today I started an album playing on Echo.  Told her to "Loop."  She confirmed that.  Wanted soft music playing for my dog.  Went out for 2 - 3 hours.  Came home to quiet.  (It's happened couple of times before.)  Contacted Amazon through app.  I think they're aware of this, another problem.  Did say that Echo will stop playing after eight hours. 
 
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« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2017, 05:06:29 AM »
Today I started an album playing on Echo.  Told her to "Loop."  She confirmed that.  Wanted soft music playing for my dog.  Went out for 2 - 3 hours.  Came home to quiet.  (It's happened couple of times before.)  Contacted Amazon through app.  I think they're aware of this, another problem.  Did say that Echo will stop playing after eight hours.

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« Reply #116 on: November 10, 2017, 09:25:18 AM »
I found some albums in my Amazon Music subscription for play for Ginger when I'm out.  But I forget to set it before I leave.  Trying to get anything from Amazon Music to play through the Alexa app is very frustrating.  I ended up following my own advice and made a playlist just for her :)

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« Reply #117 on: November 10, 2017, 06:50:58 PM »
I found some albums in my Amazon Music subscription for play for Ginger when I'm out.  But I forget to set it before I leave.  Trying to get anything from Amazon Music to play through the Alexa app is very frustrating.  I ended up following my own advice and made a playlist just for her :)

Anything?  Mostly it works for me -- but not 100%.  I have Amazon Music Unlimited.  Annual renewal date is tomorrow.  I'll go for another year. 
 
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« Reply #118 on: November 13, 2017, 09:48:18 AM »
Anything?  Mostly it works for me -- but not 100%.  I have Amazon Music Unlimited.  Annual renewal date is tomorrow.  I'll go for another year. 

Anything specific I mean.  I don't want to browse their stations or whatever.  I just wanted to start playing a particular album through the app.