Amazon Alexa can be connected to a host of smart gadgets. But, in order to do so, you will have to find the right way, which you can only find at Alexa Echo Dot Setup and support website.
It doesn’t matter what your interest or experience level in smart homes is, you probably would be knowing how to use specialty apps to control the smart devices connected in your house individually.
Control devices individually may be a bit frustrating, so why don’t you opt for something easier, something that is more streamlined. There is one way that allows you to connect all your home gadgets to a central device, and the name of that device is ‘Amazon Echo’. Installing this device and then, telling ‘Alexa’ to control your devices is much easier than any other method.
The world of IoT (Internet of Things) continues to grow. The market for IoT has become a $100 billion+ market. There is a huge role of voice assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home to play in the growth of IoT. The reason for the rise in demand for these devices is their ability to control dozens of smart devices in the easiest of the ways. Just ask ‘Alexa’ to do what you want to do, and it will make it happen.
Use below-mentioned tips to integrate all your smart home gadgets with Amazon Echo Setup, and convert it into a central hub of your smart house.
Control your home lighting with Alexa
If you have installed a smart lighting system such as Philips Hue, then you can easily control all the lights in your house via Alexa.
- Launch ‘Alexa app’ followed by tapping the ‘menu’ icon given at the top left corner.
- Choose ‘Smart Home’ now.
- You will see ‘text-and-icon’ list of any device that is connected with Alexa.
- Find the option named ‘Add Device’ given with (+) sign. Tap ‘Add Device’ option to let Alexa search for all the products that are connected to your home Wi-Fi network.
Connect Alexa to your smart lock
You can control the smart lock that you have installed in your house using Alexa. Although, Alexa won’t unlock the door on your commands because that would result in theft and burglary, as burglars will be able to open the lock using voice commands as well.
To connect the smart lock with Alexa, install a Wi-Fi adapter within 40 feet radius of the smart lock. Although there aren’t much benefits of connecting your smart lock with Alexa, if you want to do it, then find the security lock app on the app store of your smartphone for.
Adjust the temperature of your room
If you are using temperature control devices like Honeywell, EcoBee or Nest, then Amazon Echo can control these devices. These are smart thermostats, which can be controlled by Amazon Alexa, but in order to do so, you will have to connect these temperature control devices with Alexa.
Talk to any device that is connected to a smart plug
Smart plugs and outlets are getting more and more popular with every passing day. If you are using any smart plug, then you can connect it with Alexa. Follow the instructions given in the manufacturer’s docket. You may have to download the product’s app to set up an account initially before syncing it to Alexa or downloading an Alexa skill.