Have a command to restart the Echo device(s).
Every so often, Echo devices take longer to respond, or generally start performing sub-optimally. This is typically resolved by restarting the unit. It seems I have to do this about once a month or so. Obviously, performing a power cycle can be done physically by pulling the plug, but having a command to tell Alexa to restart the device would be much more desirable, especially if a user can create a routine to restart all devices, or schedule a reboot every so often.
Victor Hebert commented
This is a chronic problem. We need a remote restart option from the app
Eric Brown commented
Just connect your Echo device to a smart plug or smart strip and when it plays up just use your phone app to stop and restart the plug your Echo is attached to.
DexTech Support Inc. commented
Agree, this is a must. They obviously have a command for reboot built in somewhere because when an update comes down they reboot. Amazon simply needs to allow access to this command via the interface and allow a customized schedule for auto reboot. Most modern routers have this feature built in due to the same technical issues that plague the Echo. If anyone with access to an Amazon internal e-mail reads this, please simply send an e-mail to the Echo dev team. It would take a guy all of 15 minutes to code a public facing command to reboot.
Michael Leonardo commented
This is an absolute must. Amazon, you must be looking at some option to do this. My echos all freeze up from time to time and get stuck playing music and will not respond. I think a healthy reboot a couple times a week could prevent this.