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Set time & date without using ZIP code

I have 4 Amazon Echo's in Australia. I'd love to be able to set the time on them but I can't because no US zip code matches my timezone. Please allow manual setting of the time / date. Thanks
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John Marshall answered
Hi Ben, I too am in Australia with only one Echo. Suffering same issue, but I guess thats because the Echo is not intended for Australian sale. We have to be of the minority using Amazon Echo in Oz.....
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+1 Would really enjoy to not being waked up in the middle of the night because I forgot to mention the timezone :)
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Apollo answered
+1 to be able to change the timezone
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Steve A answered
I think I read somewhere about people using postal codes of US Military bases in foreign countries? I have zero idea whether this works (or even makes sense) but I thought I'd pass it along... Steve
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I would also love this feature. I am in Australia as well and have 2 Echo's. I absolutely love them but it would be great to have this feature. I think I would be asking too much for daylight savings time though right?
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Ben answered
Anyone from the Echo team able to comment on this? Surely it could be accommodated in less than half a day of programming, what about people from the US who buy an Echo and then move overseas? The ability to tell time globally based on a user selected region has been possible on computers for decades, there is no reason why the Echo shouldn't be able to do it.
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It's been over 4 months and no one from Amazon has responded to this thread, can we please get an update? Thanks
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jjaquinta answered
You do realize, Ben, that Amazon only ever responds to point you at the on-line doc or to say "they've passed the request on to the relevant team". It's a rare thing to see a substantive post by an Amazonian in this forum.
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