Works great, and you can include the smart things switches in Amazon groups with non-smart things switches. It’s working fine with virtual switches. Update is the fastest of anything I’ve seen using A third-party. Really really happy with this.
I’ve written a new step by step set up FAQ for this, including a few use tips:
I’m loving this integration so far. Granted, Alexa’s sitting on my desk at work and I’m watching her turn things on/off via the ST app on my phone, but response times are extremely fast and I don’t think she’s misunderstood me once.
The timing of this post was perfect. I just updated my Amazon Echo App on my HTC One and it is now called the “Amazon Alexa” app. Support told me they were planning on allowing more wake words but now I wonder if they will. My Wife really can’t say Alexa correctly, she keeps saying Alexia and it doesn’t work. Amazon as the wake word is terrible I say amazon way too often for that to work.
I really was hoping customized wake word was coming or at least a few more in the available set. I wonder if that will still happen.
Just linked my Echo to ST, seamless. Gave me some renewed interest to get some of my other smart devices installed. Amazon is knocking it out of the park with Echo. Not a week goes by they don’t announce something new.
It makes the switches available, but it doesn’t let you put them into the echo groups. So depending on what you want to do, it may be easier to start from the echo app. I put both methods into the community FAQ.
So I already had my WeMo devices discovered in Echo. Now that they same devices are accessible via SmartThings, should I remove them from Echo to avoid confusing it? I’m not home yet to test, but I can imagine there needs to be some sort of intervention to keep things working properly.