It is possible to get Alexa on an Echo device to respond to voice input from an ‘Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Echo’ while that Echo device’s microphone is disabled via the on-board mic-disable button. Therefore, at least one client of mine will be placing an order for an Echo and an Alexa Remote in the very near future.
Thanks to @Nezmo for helping me out…
“ANSWERED: If You Use an Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Echo, PLEASE Read This :-)”
UPDATE (and a request) :
I just heard from someone else that it IS possible to get Alexa on an Echo device to respond to voice input from an ‘Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Echo’ while that Echo device’s microphone is disabled via the on-board mic-disable button.
So… PLEASE…for people with one of these remotes paired to one of your Echo devices, would you please test this, and then come back here to let me know if this is true?
p.s. I may create a separate thread just to ask people to test this for me, but I’ll wait to see how much response I get on this request here first.
First, I already use Echo Speaks quite a bit, and have a lot of automations in webCoRE for all kinds of stuff. So, I’m coming at this with that in mind.
I’d like to have a Piston in webCoRE send a command to Alexa to wake up and listen to me so that I can speak a command to Alexa in a context where I normally have Alexa ‘muted’ (i.e. microphone disabled).
Is there a command (like in Echo Speaks) to ‘un-mute’ Alexa?