Got 1 of the bulbs working with Alexa, works really well. What name do you have to use? I’m using it as it’s called in ST at the moment. Is there a way to shorten the name for Alexa? It’s just called “living room lamp” for example the one I have working.
But others I have are lightify ones and I’ve called them lamp (stairs), lamp (door) etc and so how would Alexa use these names or can I rename them for easier working in Alexa?
Yeah you can just rename them in the SmartThings app and Alexa should just detect the new name.
But the Alexa app itself gives you more customisation.
You could have your lamp called living room lamp but set Alexa to turn it off if you say turn off Scooby Doo etc.
Look at groups, scenes & routines in the Alexa app.
I like the groups in Alexa because say you have 3 lamps in your living room all named differently if you add them 3 lamps into 1 group called living room when you say Alexa turn off living room it will turn all 3 lamps off at the same time.
Got that working, thanks, now the next Alexa integration…
I have a harmony hub, I want to be able to “Alexa, turn down the TV”, but when I goto Alexa routines all I can is the possibility of powering on/off the harmony hub (pointless), or running one of the harmony activities, like “turn on TV” or “play PlayStation” which does a lot of individual thinks like power on soundbar, switch input etc.
Is there not a way to just once all powered up and watching TV to just ask Alexa to turn up TV?
Now you’re just being greedy
To be honest I’m not sure in the setup of the harmony as I don’t use it.
But have a look here I’m sure this should explain some things can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to do it.