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Insteon and Echo In Canada (just traded my Google Home today)

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  • Insteon and Echo In Canada (just traded my Google Home today)

    Hello All

    I have done a search but have yet to find a proper answer so I will ask here:

    I have an Echo dot, I am in Canada, Some i believe have said they were able to install the skill even though they are in Canada, if so How if I may ask please, I have tried numerous ways but to no avail, I am currently very frustrated as well as I though I did everything correct

    Got New Hub
    Bought a Google Home Mini thinking it will work come to find out it does not (unless you use ifttt etc) so went a traded someone for their dot.... GRRRRRR so now I cant get the damn dot to work here in Canada and now see that, wait for it.... the damn Google home I just traded away will now work (after just being told it likely wont for a while)


    Can anyone help a frustrated Canadain out please.


  • #2
    I would assume they are using VPN to make it look like they are in the states..

    For the other you could be patient until Amazon releases more skills to Canada or buy another Google home.

    In regards to what you hear on the forums, when it comes to insteon no one knows anything. It will always be speculation so take with a grain of salt. Everyone wants things right now so patience is not a virtue so many assume things will not happen.

    Insteon does not release their roadmap so anything you hear is conjecture. Some may know but for a variety of reasons you will not see them mentioning it on the forums.


    • #3
      Hey Racer ,

      As of today, the Insteon skill is not available via Alexa in Canada. This is something we are working with Amazon on, as we know it is important to our users in Canada!

      We will be sure to let you know as we receive updates on this.


      • #4
        Thank you very much to both of you, and I look forward to hearing more soon Sean again thank you sir for letting me know. FWIW I do have everything kinda working via IFTTT and Stringify but it would be nice to be direct.



        • #5
          Sean you would have any update for us Canadian Echo users would you? If you have a moment please.

          thanks in advance.



          • #6
            Can someone explain why it takes so long to be available in Canada ? The skill is already built, it's just a matter of having it approved by Amazon. Unless there is something else... Is it a legal issue? Jurisdiction? Or is it a technical issue? What is it?



            • #7
              Anybody? Anyone?

              Thank you you in advance.


              • #8
                Frustrating to say the least....