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I was updating another Alexa skill and on a whim I looked to see if the Alexa skill mentioned here as being in the works a long time ago was working. And it IS, but read on first!

On my iPhone I went into the Alexa app, tapped to the search icon and searched for the Alexa skill for Jaguar Remote and there it was. I enabled the skill, but I could not get it to link to my JLR account despite several checks that I had all of my credentials entered correctly.

After digging around a lot I found a fix. For whatever reason, linking the account on the iPhone refused to work but it did work when I went to the Amazon website for Alexa on my laptop (Safari in my case) and linked it from there. Now it is working fine and I can inquire about the battery status, lock the door, beep the horn, etc. I assume I can most of the functions the Jaguar Remote app can.

Here is a link to the Skill on the Alexa website if you want to get there from a browser:

Enjoy!
 

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I was able to add the skill and link it as you described above. I'm looking forward to learning what Alexa can do with the car. I asked her to precondition the car, and that wasn't possible.
 

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Great find! It's not an app from JLR, but from a third party developer. I can get it to check battery status, but using the exact verbiage listed on the Skill page to start pre-conditioning or the vehicle does not work. Anyone else seeing the same?
 

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Right youl are that I can't seem to get the magic words for preconditioning to work either, so I've taken that off the list of things I put in the original post so as not to mislead others here. I had tried a few things and made the assumption the other claimed features would all work too.

So far I've had success with "Ask Jaguar Remote to":
  • lock the doors
  • unlock the doors
  • beep the horn
  • check the battery level (or battery status works too)
  • what is the mileage (reports the current odometer reading)
Please post if you find others and I'll update this list.

I should note that I'm not finding any of this particularly useful but more of a tech exercise at this time. I might use it to do a quick check of the battery level when I'm considering a longer trip soon since I don't normally leave the car sitting around fully charged.
 

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StormRune, is there some kind of added functionality that would make you prefer to use this method as opposed to the actual remote app?
 

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StormRune, is there some kind of added functionality that would make you prefer to use this method as opposed to the actual remote app?
As stated at the end of my prior post #5, it is just a technical exercise for me. I was mostly letting everyone know it existed.
 

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It would be cool if you could ask Alexa to pre-condition the car. That's the most useful feature that it could offer. It's also nice to be able to check your SOC if you don't have your phone with you.
 

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It would be cool if you could ask Alexa to pre-condition the car. That's the most useful feature that it could offer. It's also nice to be able to check your SOC if you don't have your phone with you.
Did you try "Start Climate"? That is what the Remote App calls it.
 

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I'm guessing no one else here has been able to get it to work for preconditioning? I submitted feedback to the developer. The skill was last updated ~1 month ago, so I'm hopeful that there is still ongoing development for it.
 

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Speaking of pre-conditioning... is this something that people are doing only when the car is plugged into the charger? Is there a benefit to pre-conditioning when the car isn't plugged into the charger? Sorry to take the discussion off track.
 

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Speaking of pre-conditioning... is this something that people are doing only when the car is plugged into the charger? Is there a benefit to pre-conditioning when the car isn't plugged into the charger? Sorry to take the discussion off track.
I live in a fairly hot climate, and even though the car is garaged, there is benefit to starting preconditioning a few minutes before I leave so the climate control can get a head start.
 

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I'm thinking the same thing will benefit me in the winter months. We have snow in the forecast next week!
 

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Just resurrecting this old thread, for iPhone users, you can use shortcuts to get a lot of the features in the remote app working by voice (similar to Alexa). Through voice control I can check battery % and range, lock/unlock, check tyre pressures, flashlights/beep and a few more. It's pretty cool...
 

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Shame you can't do this with Google at the mo, does Alexa do this now?
 

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Heads up that the remote skill has been taken offline by Amazon. More details on the facebook group here, but it should hopefully be re-added soon: Jag/Landy Remote

Once it's back up, I'm going to work with the developer to help troubleshoot the "start preconditioning" feature, as it has never been functional as far as I can tell.
 

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Hi all, I can't believe I randomly stumbled upon this post. I am the (sole) developer behind the (what is now) called Remote for Jaguar and Remote for Land Rover Alexa skills. I do not work for JJR and have no affiliation with them. The skill was originally born out of my wanting to remote start my F-Type without needing my phone on cold/hot mornings. I eventually decided to open it up, and today there are something like 2500 users!

First of all, sorry for the down time over the last few weeks. Amazon wanted me to change the name of the skill for trademark reasons. I always knew that day would come and was always intending on changing it. There were some issues on Amazon's side, but we are back up and running now!

I don't know if I am allowed to provide links, but I created a Facebook group where you can request features/reports bugs and the like. The link to that can be found in the description of the Alexa skill.

As for issues with pre-conditioning, that's really strange, but I would love to fix that for you guys. If you can join the forum, create a post and mark it with the topic "bug" and i'll work with you to fix it.

Sorry for the down time, but it's good to be back!
 

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Heads up that the remote skill has been taken offline by Amazon. More details on the facebook group here, but it should hopefully be re-added soon: Jag/Landy Remote

Once it's back up, I'm going to work with the developer to help troubleshoot the "start preconditioning" feature, as it has never been functional as far as I can tell.
Its you! I didn't realise there was a thread going on over here. I should have asked you about forums sooner I guess :)
 
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