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Amazon Fire 7/8/10 & Magic Mirror...



  • So I am looking at getting Amazon Fire 7/8/10 (as they have dropped in price atm and it’s easier than buying a Pi and coding it and or alot of effort) and the magic mirror app (can anyone give advice which app is best to use? I only want it for time, date, weather, news, maybe sport and if possible voice commands ie. Alexa) and a Ribba frame or display case from Ikea and then getting some mirrored film or acrylic mirrored glass. My question is if I get Amazon fire 7/8/10 will I be able to use it as a magic mirror (I know I may have to flash it or side-load Google play), also if I get the app will I still be able to give voice commands to Amazon Fire 7/8/10 is it just a app or does it make the device only work as a magic mirror once installed?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Moderator

    There is no MagicMirror app for Android or iOS.
    This MagicMirror is based on node.js, which is required. You could use the tablet to connect to a MagicMirror instance running somewhere else (a Windows, Linux or Mac machine, a raspberry pi, …) and just display the website.

    Or you do some research to find another “smart mirror” app (like this: http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Motion-Sensing-Smart-Mirror/ or this: https://github.com/maxbbraun/mirror) but you will not be able to use any of the modules around on this forum.




  • Moderator

    So? Do you see any reference to this forum or to Michael Teeuw (Creator of THIS MagicMirror)?



  • Isn’t this a magic mirror forum?!? Or am I mistaken… Is it exclusive to what you mentioned above only - I don’t see that written anywhere… I was here looking for help but atm don’t seem to getting much from anyone (based on ‘answers’ / ‘advice’).


  • Module Developer

    @TGBB
    There are several Magic Mirror or Smart Mirror things in the world. However, in this forum, we usually discuss only MagicMirror² which was created by Michael Teeuw at first and managed by the open-source community. As I know, all other Mirror things are inspired by the original mirror - this.
    Frankly, we don’t have any interest in other Mirror things. So, that is not our fault there might be no place to talk about those things. Because we didn’t make or deal them. Please consider that point.



  • WOW…!!!



  • Just to calm things down a bit…

    You could possibly run MM on a Raspberry Pi (something inexpensive) and display it on the Fire. I could test it out soon, I have both. The MM-Remote-Control module has an option to display the MM from a web browser.



  • @jasondreher that would be HELPFUL thanks.


  • Module Developer

    @TGBB said in Amazon Fire 7/8/10 & Magic Mirror...:

    Isn’t this a magic mirror forum?!?

    Yes, one of them. Specifically, MagicMirror² for the Raspberry Pi.

    Or am I mistaken…

    Gravely.

    Is it exclusive to what you mentioned above only

    It is, although help for other things can be gotten here if one communicates politely and waits patiently.

    I don’t see that written anywhere…

    Oh really?

    “MagicMirror² is an open source modular smart mirror platform. With a growing list of installable modules, the MagicMirror² allows you to convert your hallway or bathroom mirror into your personal assistant. MagicMirror² is built by the creator of the original MagicMirror with the incredible help of a growing community of contributors.”

    MagicMirror² repository link at the top of every page of this forum.
    https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror

    I was here looking for help but atm don’t seem to getting much from anyone (based on ‘answers’ / ‘advice’).

    Dial 999. The Waaaambulance will arrive shortly.