Amazon Echo

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. :sunglasses:

I’ve written a new step by step set up FAQ for this, including a few use tips:

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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.

Ivee who?

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Excited to have this and then realised I have very few non Hue bulbs now and few switches right now that are used with ST.

But can anyone let me know if they think using the ST implementation with Echo to control Hue is better than the existing hue/echo one?

Which ad? Can I get a link?

Wondering if somebody in this community has a wife/daughter/girlfriend/pet named Alexa? :wink: It will be so awkward to use the wake up word “Amazon”.

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There is an Echo SmartApp under Convenience that works just like IFTT for changes what switches are available to the Echo.

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The Echo seamlessly mixes the platforms, so… I recommend not including your Hue Bulbs in the set you authorize from SmartThings.

Definitely avoid overlap.

Let Echo control the Hue bulbs directly through Hue Bridge and everything else through SmartThings.

Well…
There’s a chance it’s better to let Echo do everything through SmartThings instead. Maybe Hue Bulb status in ST will show up more timely / accurate for example. Gotta try it both ways.

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.

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Scroll down the ad, to Connected Home. Smartthings is also mentioned there, along with a Smartthings graphic.

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.

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I’ve connected the smartthings device link but when I try to discover devices I get an error? Anyone run into this issue or am I doing it wrong?

Ahh nice catch! Easier than unlinking and linking!

Anyone else having hub issues? I went to link everything and noticed nothing works now.

I did the echo integration this morning, and everything’s been working fine, either through echo or through SmartThings.

The integration had gone live around 8-10 hours ago. So @lavalamp27 , I may suggest contacting support, as it may not be because of that.

Thermostats.
I will need to testing dimming again when I get home, it may be a semantic issue in the request.

So far I can, with virtual switching, change thermostat mode [auto/heat/cool/off] and switch my thermostat fan from auto to on with no issues, just with simple on off commands.

With lighting and switches I can do almost everything I can do in the UBI, except status request. Using a dashboard program or even tasker tools I can see or hear update on my tablet.

Alexa’s Groups I can handle several of my hello home functions without virtual switches.

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.