Woke up this morning to find Alexa has an Aussie accent. Typical of Australian technology, there’s a few things missing…like the smartthings app where all my devices are connected??? So if you have an alexa connected to smartthings here in “Fraggle Rock” you will only find apps that tell you the weather, a few jokes and probably thousand of other novelty apps but no smartthings app. I understand smartthings is not officially released in Aus but we have no option but to fiddle with things to get basic integration with the rest of the world’s toys. So up until this morning, my house has been automating just nicely with smartthings and Alexa.
Anyway, rant over but if anyone comes up with an idea on how to reconnect alexa with smartthings I’d love to hear it. It appears the issue is with the alexa app, amazon and language selection. Still working on it but it seems I may have to create a US account with amazon, set alexa back to US, install the smartthings skill and forget about the Aus options for ordering pizza and all the other companies that will eventually join alexa. So at this stage it looks like we are back where we started… set up and trick devices to appear as US.