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Offline dwillia599

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Scenes not working
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:27:39 pm »
I have the Alexa app on my cell phone, I can turn on lights, but not able to run any scene. I have scene showing up in the app along with several devices. But when I ask Alexa if it can run any scene, it doesn't recognize them. Even scenes that I created that only have lights, and no prohibited security devices. It can control these same lights if I ask "Alexa, turn on porch lights", or "Alexa, turn on entrance lights."



Then I noticed that when I ask Alexa to list my skills, it doesn't include Vera Control. Vera Control shows up as existing in my Alexa app on my phone, but not apparently on the Echo itself. I have gone to https://home.getvera.com/users/login and logged in , and then "Manage Alexa" in the upper right, and checked all the devices and scenes.


How do I get scenes to work with Echo/Alexa?

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 02:45:17 pm »
I am running version  1.7.3453 firmware. I have also power cycled the controller.

Offline nutshellml

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 08:54:55 pm »
Did you ever get it working?  I am having same issue.  All my devices work via Alexa but no scenes. 

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 08:23:15 pm »
It seams that Alexa app doesn't see the Virtual things like, apps or scenes. but that is as far as i got.

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 05:56:49 am »
I have scenes, and can confirm them working with all Alexas. The real device, the app, and PC. You did discover the scene in Alexa app "Scenes" section right?
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 06:03:15 am by thief »

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 09:19:22 am »
Scenes should work with Vera if they do not contain any security enabled devices, in which case you will not be able to even select them in Manage Alexa.

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 10:15:51 am »
My scenes and devices suddenly stopped working with Alexa voice commands.  I can turn my "desk lamp" on from the iPhone app. But when I ask Alexa to turn it on, she says "I coudn't find "desk" in my profile.

And when I add new scenes and devices, the app does not find them nor does Alexa does find them, though it remembers some of the older ones---even ones I had deleted from my Vera!

Suggestions for trouble shooting, resetting, etc. are welcome. Everything seems hit or miss.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 10:24:29 am by iflatow »

Offline ranneman

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Re: Scenes not working
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 02:24:24 pm »
I have a scene called "close shades". Saying "Alexa turn on close shades" will close the shades. So in my case scenes do work correctly.
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