Hey there people, firstly, thank you all for the advice you’ve freely given (to me and others), so helpful and useful
I have SmartThings and use Alexa to control lights and stuff, and specifically am using these switches:
With the Device Handlers in this thread:
The switches are really good; when you set up the DH, the first switch shows as a normal (parent) device, and the other three are child devices.
They all work fine in SmartThings, with both the current and Classic apps.
However, Alexa doesn’t see them, and if I do an import scan from SmartThings, Alexa doesn’t discover them.
Obviously I can set a Scene to turn each switch on, and off, which works ok for turning things on, but that’s really ugly to manage, having to say to Alexa:
- Alexa, turn on (scene name)’
So to turn off a lamp, I’d have to say something like:
- Alexa, turn on dining room lamp off.
Obviously I can do something a little less ugly like:
- Alexa, turn on bedtime (or something).
But is there something better I can do? I can use IFTTT to use ‘Alexa, trigger xxx’, is there a better option with SmartApps, or Automations? Or can I make the child devices accessible to Alexa?
Thank you so so much!!