I’m helping my uncle setup his Smartthings V2 hub. I’ve done two other Smartthings installs and configurations before however none were using the Echo. We got the Hue bridge and Echo paired with Smartthings but are running into a small issue. Naming.
For example, he has a Hue bulb in his bathroom. He configures it in the Hue app and names it “Bathroom”. We then import that into Smartthings. ST has full control over the light - awesome!! We now use Alexa and say “Alexa, turn on the bathroom light”…she responds with “More than one device have the same name…” And doesn’t perform the action.
For testing purposes, I rename the Bathroom light to “Bathroom1” within ST and sure enough, then next time I give Alexa the command, it works without issue.
So, my Alexa + Hue + ST friends, how do you handle your aynchronization and naming. Do you use the Hue software and name it from that? Or do you use ST? What’s the best practice in getting all three to play nice with each-other?
Thanks in advance!