Top positive review
From frustrated to finding the secret and now love it!
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2019
Until an hour ago I would have given it a 0 -1 star review HONESTLY. I wanted the capability that it said it offered as someone in my house always forgets to shut everything off or the remote gets lost in the bed at night.
Received this yesterday and I tried setting it up for 2 + aggravating hours and gave up. Because it’s new, there isn’t any helpful info to be found. Went back at it today and finally figured it out. The instructions make it seem so easy and automatic almost. Definitely not in my case... I’m pretty technologically sound so it was quite irritating.
Hopefully this helps... I have an echo, firetv stick, Vizio tv and sounbar. I got through all the connecting steps between fireblaster and Alexa echo and then got frustrated. You are then to go on your firestick app and go in to settings to finish connecting tv to ir (fire blaster) as it states. The light goes off, which it then says to hit next to connect it to the device (tv, PlayStation, sound bar, etc.), well it would never connect. It would say connection issue, check if it’s online in Alexa app or to WiFi network blah blah blah, it all was online. I’d ask Alexa to do a command like turn on tv and she kept rattling off the same things. So I kept going back n forth, resetting the blaster and same continuous problem.
Solution: when you’re on that screen to connect it says hit next if light is off on blaster. On one of the next couple screens it’ll say off to the side the 3 horizontal dashes (offhand I think it’s the details button on the far right side on firestick) advanced settings, HIT THAT! It then pulled up IR settings. Bingo. Then it finally would go through and the fire blaster would flash blue again when it was connecting. You just follow through everything it asks. Everything works perfect! Alexa turns on off tv, sound bar, set sleep timer, etc.)
Bit of a learning curve but now I’ll say it’s definitely worth it! Just being able to say set sleep timer is a win for us. I hope I explained it correctly as I’ve been done with it for a while but just decided to write the review lol. I hope it helps!