Hello and great question. It has been asked a lot in the past. I would love to be able to say something like, Alexa, turn on the lights in the kitchen and turn off the ceiling fan in the LivingRoom. But I want to do it without having to create a bunch of different macros and things that restrict you. What if next time I just want to turn on the lights in the kitchen and turn off the fireplace? Ours live are too dynamic to be restricted to having to make rules. Things should just work.
EchoSistant created the rooms concept almost a year ago. There are no multiple installs of the app, you just spend two minutes creating a skill and configure the room.
For example, the “bedroom”…
You can say things like,
Alexa, turn on the lights in the bedroom.
Alexa, turn off the ceiling fan in the bedroom.
Alexa, make it darker in the bedroom.
You can have sub groups within that room…
Alexa, turn on the bed lights in the bedroom.
And then there is feedback…
Alexa, are there any lights on in the bedroom?
Alexa, is there anyone in the bedroom?
Alexa, what is the temperature in the bedroom?
Alexa, is the ceiling fan on in the bedroom?
EchoSistant can do all of this and more, now!
There is an update coming soon to the app that adds even more features and natural tones to your Alexa devices.
And some time in the not so far off future is an update that is going make the rest of the Alexa apps look like old toys.