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I received an amazon Echo device as a gift. It included instructions for activating and installing Alexa, but only for Windoze and MAC. A query to the amazon help line returned a brief reply that Linux was not supported. Has anyone tried (successfully) to install Alexa on this device ??

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I think this poster means to install the AMAZON ALEXA Hub application suite or equivalent controlling software that is available for MAC, WINDOWS & Android platforms on the Ubuntu system,p robably with Indicator & Notification support included as well.

0. SOLUTION ZERO

Install the Amazon Alexa App on your Android phone / Apple handset and keep your eyes peeled for projects on Linux to surface for proposed Ubuntu Integration.

1. SOLUTION ONE

Go to the Snapcraft Snapd Store - https://snapcraft.io/anbox-installer .

Copy and paste the following into your terminal and install Anbox:

sudo snap install anbox-installer --classic

OR

sudo snap install --devmode --beta anbox

Enter your password, this will install the Android version on your Ubuntu system, then you are good to go!

More instruction on : https://github.com/anbox/anbox/blob/master/docs/install.md

2. SOLUTION TWO

Install WINE ( again add it as a Snap or look in the Software Center for availability ) to get the Windows version to work and run it from there . May give you different functionality to the Android version .

3. SOLUTION THREE

Do it Yourself
http://events17.linuxfoundation.org/sites/events/files/slides/Echo_Compatible_Linux_Device_Anderson.pdf

4. SOLUTION FOUR

Install Chrome and use their Assistant through their Web Browser and your webcam then return the Alexa unit back for a refund. Rinse and repeat the same question but for Google HOME !!!


Results may vary.

Thank me if one of these solutions WORKS :P

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  • So much guessing and effort and not even sure ? You made me laugh tho.. – An0n Aug 26 '18 at 0:54
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    BTW I like you to change Solution ZERO :) – An0n Aug 26 '18 at 0:55

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