Echo / Wemo / Big Switch Workaround

Hello all,

I’ve seen this around the forum in some places, but wanted to do a quick post about a Amazon Echo hack while we wait for SmartThings integration.

If you have a WeMo switch lying around, it can act as a “bridge” between the echo and smart things. Just install the big switch app, use the WeMo as the switch, and any other smart items you would like to the app that are permissible within big switch - I am using two GE link bulbs and the timing is instantaneous.

My only concern is that having a Wemo switch with nothing plugged in could be a safety hazard - could anyone confirm / deny this?


@april please combine this with the existing FAQ topic on this same subject: