Wildfires: Reminder smart devices don't include emergency warnings while streaming

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Sep 11 19:23:04 UTC 2020

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 11:58 AM Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:
> you won't get emergency alerts on those streaming devices.
> Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Alphabet Android TV executives don't see a
> need to support emergency alerts on their products.

Also worth noting that you won't get emergency alerts on your stove,
refrigerator, dish washer, washing machine or dryer. So, when cooking
or doing laundry make sure you have an alternate source of emergency
alerts available.

Shockingly, your alarm clock won't automatically turn on when there's
an emergency alert over the radio either nor will your smoke and fire
alarms go off except in the immediate presence of smoke and fire, so
be sure to have an always-on source of alerts while you're sleeping

tl;dr: keep your cell phone on and with you 'cause only a few things
get emergency alerts and only when they're turned on.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin
bill at herrin.us

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