With Alexa being able to control more things all the time, is it the next HA controller that could dominate? Alexa can control lights, outlets, speakers, thermostats, etc and it does it hub-less. ST seems to have all the same issues it has had for a long time.
ST seems to be dependent on community developers to create apps to do things that are constantly being requested. Alexa most likely won’t be as easy to develop codes within the system for as ST, but for most users it will have all the functionality they desire and controlled by voice instead of needing to open an app on a smartphone. ST almost requires users to be developers/coders to do things and it can be frustratingly difficult at times if you don’t understand the codes.
Google hasn’t released their functionality yet but it will compete with Alexa. Alexa beat them and Apple to the HA market. Can Alexa be the next step that brings HA to more people and makes it easy to use?