So I tried searching for this… but forgive me if its already been discussed…:
I’d like to include Alexa skills in a SmartThings routine, like “Alexa, turn on Party Time” and have my lights change and an Amazon Music channel start to play (among other things.)
Is this possible? Or something similar?
They way Alexa works means nothing can be pushed to it at this time. It has to be spoken to in order to initiate anything.
The only way I cna think of (and maybe not 100% reliable but I have tried it for fun…) is to have a speaker next to Alexa that speaks the command based on certain triggers (e.g. routine).
Also see this thread:
Some of you may remember when I put the headphones on an Amazon Echo, so I could tell Alexa what to do or say through the house speakers. At that time Big Talker and Vlc Thing would whisper into Alexa’s ear and get her activated and talking. This project is an extension of that, where I’ve put speakers and microphones around my pool so I can talk to Alexa, listen to music, and hear any crucial announcements. I now use two Amazon Dots, they have a nice audio out jack. One dot is for inside the house, the other is for the back yard.
The microphones are inexpensive Shure 57 equivalents - DRI100… and they sound darn good. I connect them to an Art MX821S microphone mixer. If you turn up the individual mic volume half way, the mic works when your close like you see singers at c…
Have you looked at Ask Alexa?
[RELEASE] Ask Alexa
Your subject line seems to indicate you want SmartThings to control your Alexa, but it would be the Alexa controlling SmartThings. While you can do the control with Ask Alexa, having it play music from your Amazon Library would require another command as the ‘skill’ can’t access the core pieces of Alexa.
Does that make sense?
i have this exact thing working using the following components
Hue Disco App
and this produces exactly as per this video with the exception i say Alexa Turn on Party Mode as “Party Mode” is the name of a virtual switch, tasker then does the rest
however is you used the following components for a purely Smarthings Solution this would work also
Hue Disco App
Sonos (optional could plug amp into Tablet output instead)
Android Tablet (Preferably Wall Mounted)
then you could do the same easily