I’ve had emulated hue working with my amazon echo dot V2 for about 2 years now and never had an issue. Suddenly on Aug 23rd, it stopped working with all my stuff. I did not change the config file, did not change router, did not change or add anything. All I see now is “Server is unresponsive” on my Amazon Alexa app. If I delete the device and re-add it, it now says “Device is unresponsive”.
I know the emulated hue is working because it works on my logitech harmony hub and I have check via http://<HA IP Address>:8300/description.xml and http://<HA IP Address>:8300/api/pi/lights
Does anyone know if the Echo Dot V2 got a firmware upgrade that broke this?
Only error I see in HA for this is:
Mon Aug 26 2019 11:32:42 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
'emulated_hue' is deprecated. Please rename 'emulated_hue' to 'emulated_hue_hidden' in your configuration file.
I absolutely agree with you that I believe it’s a network issue as well. I tried moving the echo closer to the router yesterday and still it did not work.
I VPN’d back home and rebooted the router.
I was unable to ping the echo dot from the pi, I wasn’t able to ping the echo dot from my router either. The weird thing is I am able to use the echo for searching/weather information meaning it’s connected to the internet.
I noticed the same thing happen to all my emulated hue devices over a week ago.
Logged into my Amazon Alexa dashboard and all my devices except the ones with skills were gone. Including two physical hue bridges. Reboots, discovery, add/remove, etc… nothing seems to bring them back.
Still searching for an answer here. If I find anything I’ll let you know.
FYI, can’t ping echo dots, they do not have ICMP protocol built in so it does not support pinging.
I am still convinced the firmware got upgraded and broke the emulated hue bridge. Only my skilled apps and switches work (TP link switch/WeMo switch), anything related to emulated hue is dead/unresponsive.
My emulated hue has been working for years until about 3 days ago. Before I saw forum discussion, I reset my router, changed to another raspberry pi, powered down echo dot and powered up, changed emulated hue port in my configuration file…all to no avail. I have about 40 devices in my home automation system. I made no changes to system immediately prior to the time emulated hue quit working.