I’m going to assume you replied to me since you didn’t specify but since this is your first post in this thread and I’m the only one to reply to you I think my assumption is good. If not…then nevermind.
You do understand that this WHOLE FORUM and the HA documentation website is chock full of “do it like this” posts, right?
By the very nature of coding it just stands to reason that people are going to post WHAT WORKS in their configuration to help you figure out why yours DOESN’T WORK…
And pointing out that you need to properly format your code when posting on the forum isn’t something we do to make you “do it like this” for no good reason.
YAML is very picky when it comes to syntax and indentation. Many times we can’t help you if you don’t post your code in a readable way that reflects the actual code format in your config.
People not following the instructions in the blue box at the top of every single forum page literally happens multiple times every single day. So much so that I created that gif to help people understand how to do it without having to constantly write it all out all the time.
Oh yeah, did I mention there are instructions for proper code formatting in the blue box on the top of every forum thread?
The reason I asked why people are putting in a “hosts:” line in the configuration is because it’s the second time I’ve seen it in a short time (the other person said they couldn’t get theirs to work either if I remember correctly…) and mine works without it AND I only need one alexa media player config entry for all my echo’s AND mine works.
I literally was just wondering where people were getting the idea to do it like the way you are doing it came from. Especially if it isn’t working. I haven’t updated my version in a while so maybe it is a new thing and I just missed it somewhere. Hence my questions above… And you’ll notice I asked the same question above around post #1573, too, so it has nothing to personally do with you, at all.
I’m sorry if you took what I said as you being “told off” or that I was being “condescending”.
I hope you have a better rest of your day and don’t spend it looking for a way to take offense when none was offered (OK now I am being a wee bit condescending…, if it helps just ignore that last bit…).