I've been using alexa-remote2 a bit recently (coupled with the Q&A skill) as per this useful thread
but I'm finding its not quite reliable enough (compared to using @hardillb https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-alexa-home-skill ) for everyday use and I'm wondering is it just my setup or do others have same issue
Basically, I find that if I say "alexa fast forward" - if alexa is successfully triggered, then it picks this the spoken phrase 100% of the time and the activity node outputs the message with the "alexa fast forward" phrase in it and I can control my SkyQ box with it.
Problem is, that it doesn't recognise the wake word 100% of the time (standard alexa behaviour dur to other noises going on) so I like to do it in two stages
E.g say "alexa" then wait for blue circle on my dot - then say "fast forward"
Unfortunately - although it is awake and responds to my command and speaks my chosen Q&A completion phrase so I think it worked - the remote2 activity node doesn't actually output anything in about 50% of cases
If your running the combination of remote2 and Q&A skill - could you test this out and see what results you get?