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Offline rastas80

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2018, 06:37:30 pm »
I am also annoyed (to say the least) - none of the workarounds work!
Can you please provide an ETA on Alexa skill for Australia???
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2018, 07:15:36 am »
Hello?????

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2018, 06:30:49 pm »

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2018, 04:00:10 am »
I'd really love to give you more details guys but I really don't have them atm.  :-[

As soon as I'll have more on this I'll keep you posted
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2018, 09:27:42 pm »
Still not sure of the problem.
Mine works perfectly with Vera.
I had to initially set the skill up in the US store to configure Vera connection (as we all did).
When the Alexa was officially supported in Australia, My Alexa automatically switched to Australia and I lost the Vera connection.  I changed back to the US, configured the connection again then kept it as is. 
Once the integration was set up, I switched back to the Australian store and all works well. The australian app works and all my addresses, etc are australian.

Sorin, It seems like there shouldn't be any changes to allow the Australian Alexa to work easily. It just needs to acknowledge the Australian store. 

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 12:24:59 am »
If you're happy to change your location this has worked for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO5rExW-7I8&feature=youtu.be

This will change your default skills store from Australia to US.

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2018, 09:48:19 pm »
Try this out. Not sure if any one has posted this link before.

http://support.mios.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2648086-alexa-user-guide

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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2018, 10:37:57 pm »
So Im pretty frustrated right now, I got my Vera Plus yesterday and setup has been going great until I went to add "Vera Control" to my Alexa Skills and found there isnt one for Aussies. It's doubly frustrating as we have echo's in basically every room of the house now and Alexa integration was a huge selling point for Vera Plus.  :o

I googled it to make sure I wasnt being dense and I found it but cant use it because "You are not eligible to enable this skill due to geographical restrictions."

https://www.amazon.com/MiOS-Ltd-Vera-Control/dp/B01N4RQS4F

I dont understand the Geo-blocking as Australia is an officially supported region for Vera (for years?) and Amazon echo (for 4 months) products! 
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2018, 10:57:00 pm »
Try this out. Not sure if any one has posted this link before.

http://support.mios.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2648086-alexa-user-guide

That only works if you switch over to a US Amazon account - I like my Aussie account for the local news services etc.
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2018, 11:24:07 pm »
if anyone has a spare RasPi lying around, I've found that HA-Bridge is excellent for integrating Vera and Alexa together.

https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge/wiki

It pretends to be a Hue Hub and gives you full control over what on your Vera is visible to Alexa, including scenes - I'm pretty impressed with it.

I have my old Pi Model B running in console only mode @ 800mhz (100Mhz over-clock) and it's very responsive.  8)

https://i.imgur.com/NYhhVlLh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KXaxLm6h.png
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2018, 08:33:23 am »
Hello guys, just a friendly tap on the back. It's happening now.  8)

https://status.getvera.com/incidents/ztm8526hjrcx

Alexa V3 comes with support for English UK, US, CA, AU, IN.
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2018, 06:59:11 pm »
Try this out. Not sure if any one has posted this link before.

http://support.mios.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2648086-alexa-user-guide

That only works if you switch over to a US Amazon account - I like my Aussie account for the local news services etc.

I hooked my Alexa up to a US account in the very early days.  Now Alexa is supported in Australia too, mine is still linked to the US but I have access to all the local content, weather, skills etc.  Seems to work exactly like an Australian one except I have full integration with Vera too.


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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2018, 07:20:05 pm »
Hello guys, just a friendly tap on the back. It's happening now.  8)

https://status.getvera.com/incidents/ztm8526hjrcx

Alexa V3 comes with support for English UK, US, CA, AU, IN.

There's still no Vera Control skill in the aussie Alexa Skills store.
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 02:36:53 am »
Cloud-related, portal updates and the new plugin push will take up to 24 hours, then, there will be another few days until it's gonna show up in the new stores.
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Re: Australian Vera skill
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2018, 01:54:20 am »
Impatiently twiddling my thumbs!! . . .