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How to make Alexa turn off smartthings groups


(Leandro Estacio) #1

Using Smartthings, Alexa, and Harmony. I just added a fan connected to an on and off switch inside my Xbox’s cabinet. Being a secondary Harmony hub, I had to say: Alexa tell harmony to turn on Xbox, After integrating Harmony with Smartthings, my activity showed up on Smartthings and now I can simply ask: Alexa turn on Xbox.
What I would like to do, is add the cabinet fan to run with the Xbox activity. I tried scenes, routines, but I have to turn them on, with no way to telling the same phrase to turn off. I have finally got webCore installed but never used and I’m not sure if that’s the way to go. Can someone help me achieve this? Thanks.


Doing some research I have found:

Still, I never had installed any pistons, not sure if I have to change the values “X,Y,Z” with my own routines names or if that’s the way it’s meant to be.


(Ron Talley) #2

You can have switches, smart home devices, within the Harmony app to turn on/off with Harmony activities.

Just enable the appropriate SmartThings switches within the Harmony app settings. It’s also a good idea to turn on/off the “Harmony Activity” Switch that populates in SmartThings in the Harmony App. This will give instant updates for Harmony activities within the SmartThings apps.


(Pizzinini) #3

You can put them in a “group” together in the Amazon Alexa App. E.g. If I say “ echo turn off the basement” all lights in my basement turn off.