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Old 04-04-24, 03:08 PM
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anyone know what exactly the lifespan of an Amazon Alexa Cube is? I've had one 3-4 years now and it doesn't always respond to me all the time or i have to yell. does this mean a new one is in order?
Have you tried to unplug it and plug it back in to see if that helps?
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Devices

If my Fire Stick acts up I just do a soft reboot and then it's fine. But that's not often.
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Streaming Devices

Originally Posted by lwhy?
Have you tried to unplug it and plug it back in to see if that helps?
yes. I tried everything. anyway, I got a new one and the only thing I can't get it to operate is my cable box. everything else is fine, but they don't even list "cable" as an option anymore to add the equipment. It's so bizarre. This is the newest generation and it seems like its a fossil not even having cable as an option to choose. I got the cube to actually call out saying "Tuning to channel 11", but it never changes. I also said turn to 301, which is my HBO. Alexa even says "tuning to HBO HD on cable". so it knows the stations it just doesn't change to them.
Also, it won't turn it on, only off. I'm so frustrated.
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Well, I dunno. I thought it might be the ir blaster so I got a new one. The cable switching was better but it’s still not as responsive as it should be.

If I say turn to channel 70, Alexa knows what channel it is by saying “tuning to Yes Network”, but it won’t change to the station. Sometimes it will change if I ask it a few times, but never on first try. That seems odd. Like one thing is off in my options menu or something.

It’s like there’s one option or function off to make this cube not do only the cable commands. Everything else, every other device, it works fine except the cable.

Anyone have any suggestions? I thank you in advance if you do.
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I think I got it to mostly work. switched out ir blaster, put it very near the cable box and everything works fine, just a bit of a delay with changing the cable channels is all. i'll live with that. such 3rd world problems...

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