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All new Echo Dot! (2nd Generation)

In follow on to this… I only have a Sonos Play 1 and Play 3. Neither of these has a line in to connect directly to the echo dot.

If I connect the Echo Dot to my Smartthings, will the dot use the 2 sonos speakers I have to play/respond etc

Just Ordered the All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - White

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I am soooooo tempted by this deal…It’s basically Dot2 for $15

OR this one …you get the Dot2 free

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Other than being able to tell which device is being spoken to, anything new with gen 2 other than no volume twist, with buttons instead? Not seeing any other diff other than those two things.

Worked out pretty great for me. Just ordered two new Dots for less than half of what I sold my 1st gen for a few weeks ago.

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I’m going to get one I think. I’ll miss the volume control, love the big spinny thing!

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Embarrassingly, I didn’t realize that the top of the Echo or the Gen1 Echo Dot was a spin volume control until about a month ago when a friend used his. I’ve just always said “Alexa Volume 6” or whatever through 10.

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remember its better to ask for forgiveness than permission :stuck_out_tongue:

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It’s supposed to have somewhat better sound quality, although that can be subjective. It comes in two colors. It costs half as much. It’s a little bit smaller. As my uncle used to say, “you were expecting french fries and dancing girls?” ( I don’t know what it means, either, I just always thought it was funny. :wink: )

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I can’t decide if I want to get 2 or 6… i can give them out as gifts I guess.

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I could help you get rid off the free one, if you decide to go with the six pack… Let me know when they arrive and I’ll send you my address…

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So now I’ll be able to tell Alexa to stream music to my receiver thru my Yamaha yba-11 Bluetooth adapter or by plugging the dot in? Not a big deal as I just do it now thru my phone but if course voice control is nice. It never made sense to me that the echo only worked with Bluetooth as a receiver/speaker as being connected to the internet connecting it to my phone was if limited value.
I can’t decide between black or white. The black will blend in better with the 2 likely places in going to put it but I like the way the white one looks and might want a little contrast. Maybe I’ll get 2.

They give 1 free if you buy 5. Come on, group up people :smiley:

I ordered 5+1, can sell some to someone else for $300 each if they want them… kidding, that’s before tax.

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That’s awesome. I only got two as I have 3 echos.

I was getting ready to buy the Ecobee this week before the furnace season starts. So I get a Dot for free now. Score! I already have an Echo in my kitchen and can’t wait to get one upstairs too.

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I am so tempted to do that ecobee deal too! I can wait until October to get it too

I did that just today. Might have to cancel one of the other three I have on pre order

Just pre-ordered one of these. I’ve seen a lot of integration where you can trigger Smartthings actions by asking Alexa, is there anything out yet that allows the reverse? Something that would allow you to use smartthings to get the echo dot to play music/sounds? Would love to be able to use these with some old speaker docks to get alerts when Smartthings detects certain conditions.

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Not yet. Alexa does not allow for notifications to occur automatically but you could use the AskAlexa smartapp. Just search for it on these forums. However there has been some news that Amazon is planning a software update to allow notifications. Possibly later this year.

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https://community.smartthings.com/t/ask-alexa-2-1-3/56898?u=lmosenko

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