I really like the new groups feature that Amazon has enabled in the Alexa app. Groups is a tab that’s found in under the Alexa app under the Smart Home menu item.
I was able to group an Amazon Echo, a light and a fan that I have and name it “Master Bedroom”. But, when I walk into a dark room and say “Alexa, turn on the light” it turns on both the light and the fan.
When I look at the device in the Alexa app (Smart Home > Devices > Master Bedroom Fan > Edit) it says that it is Connect Via SmartThings, that it is a SmartThings Light (dimmable) and that it’s Type is Light. Sure, GE makes a Fan Controller. But, I like the ability to set the Master Bedroom Fan to 63% The Fan Controller only has three speeds.
I checked for a way to set the device type in the SmartThings app, but I didn’t see a way to do so. If I could, perhaps Alexa would know that my fan is a fan and not a light.