Using Super Conditions in an Action with Alexa

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Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:28 pm
ckeyes888 offline
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Using Super Conditions in an Action with Alexa

Trying to have Alexa, when prompted to turn on the news, to either just switch to that channel or if the tv is off turn on the tv then switch to that channel.
I've setup an Action using the Super Conditons that when executed seems to work fine, problem
is I can't seem to get the Action to execute in the Alexa plugin.
I've tried different spellings of news, knowing it may be a reserved word, and using "the newz"
has Alexa responding with OK when prompted to turn it on, but doesn't execute the Action.
When requesting "the newz" be turned off there is no response from Alexa at all and no Action executed.

Hoping someone may have tried something similar with better results?
I have a number of Actions defined in the Alexa plugin that do work just fine.

Thanks,

Carl

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Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:46 pm
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Re: Using Super Conditions in an Action with Alexa

In keeping with my long standing tradition of answering my own posts it was an issue with the Alexa name.
Even changing the spelling of news to nooze or whatever Alexa still hears news and doesn’t seem to like it.
Ended up using “the intel” which works fine.

Carl

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Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:01 pm
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Re: Using Super Conditions in an Action with Alexa

ckeyes888 wrote:
In keeping with my long standing tradition of answering my own posts


LMAO! I was about to suggest calling it something other than anything that sounds like news and doing something like "Current Events" or something.

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