I have connected smartthings (I have a hub) with Alexa, i can see the devices but i have a couple of problems
in the Alexa app I can’t see the routines created on smartthings app
in smarthings app I can see 4 philips Hue lamps as “associated device” but I could not do anything with these, neither switch on or off…
March 28, 2023, 12:54pm
Alexa can trigger Scenes or control individual devices. It’s never, to my knowledge, supported running SmartThings automations other than Scenes.
March 28, 2023, 2:04pm
You can create a virtual switch with vDev Controller which can be used to trigger a ST routine and Alexa can switch it on or off. The ST routine can also turn off the virtual switch at the end of the routine with a time delay.
In this example I can say “Alexa, turn on shutdown”. Multiple devices will be turned off and the shutdown virtual switch is reset to off after 5 seconds…
Thanks that is a good work around
i thought that virtual switch could solve my problem but it seems that I could not create that
Do you think this is possible? my be due to Italian app?
I could not understand
Please help me
Do you have a SmartThings hub?
If you do there are 2 community created Edge Drivers that will create an Alexa virtual Switch. One is the vEdge Creator.
Here is an Edge driver that will enable end-users to create virtual devices that run locally on-hub.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2023…
Supports the following virtual device types:
A/C, air quality, alarm, Alexa switch, battery, CO2 level, contact, door, fan, garage door, illuminance, Level/dimmer-only, lock, light (including RGBW), momentary button,
motion, panic, presence, refrigerator, smoke detector, sound pressure, sound sensor, switch, switch level/dimmer, temp/humidity, TV, thermostat, video camera, water sensor, window shade
Create any number of virtual devices
Easy and fast to use: No coding or CLI required
Enables you to create 100% local automations with virtual devices
See how many devices you’ve created of a given type (inventory)
Devices include additional controls and …
Thanks, it works fine, I have an hub since 3 weeks, this is the first ED I use, it seems to have a world to discover…