Not a viable alternative to Alexa remote This app, like many others, can use Amazon's Alexa voice service to provide a simulated 'Echo' experience but cannot connect to your Echo. It does this by first asking you to sign into your Amazon account- this is so that the app can authenticate to use the voice service, not to link the app to your specific Echo. This means that though Alexa can answer your questions and provide you basic information, it cannot control your smart home devices or linked services, like Spotify, Phillips Hue, Bluetooth, etc.
No use for the Amazon Echo UK Installed Roger after reading rave reviews about being able to control your Echo home automation devices remotely. Unfortunately it seems that this doesn't work in the UK at all. EDIT: Amazon really should make it clearer that the Alexa Voice Service won't allow 3rd party apps to communicate with your uk echo yet! This isn't Roger's fault... so making this review 5 stars for now, will revisit one AVS works for me. Thanks for the prompt responses from the Roger devs :)
Pretty cool way to test alexa, but very limited So it uses the American alexa, regardless of your country. It doesn't do timers, or alarms. As it's using Amazon. Com instead of co.uk it didn't see my smart home devices, so couldn't control home automation stuff. So it's really only good to go spoken word Google searches, which Google now does anyway. Fun to test alexa for a few minutes but not much after that
Doesn't work with your own echo just works with alexa voice service so no good for home automation Connects to random alexa not my home echo. Tried 2 times signing roger in with phone number and connecting to my Amazon account. Would leave 5 stars if it connected to my home echo. No good for echo might be useful for people that haven't herd of whatsapp or cisco spark.
Devs Simply Don't Care I have several apps that connect to Amazon perfectly, but Roger doesn't and the all the devs can say is "It's not our fault!" even after admitting other users are having the same problem. Their denial to even look into the problem shows they don't care! I'm uninstalling the app. They have my Amazon info to connect me but can't connect me. This is highly suspicious! Time to change my password. They clearly can't be trusted
Wanted to use for remote Alexa. App won't completely load until loading all your contacts.
* Roger will be shut down on March 15th 2017.
* Amazon Alexa and Echo are no longer available.
Read the announcement at http://tinyurl.com/roger2017 and email email@example.com if you have any questions.