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Echo Voice Control of TV channels, etc. with Harmony and Yonomi

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Re: Echo Voice Control of TV channels, etc. with Harmony and Yonomi
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 01:23:01 pm »
anybody knows please???

Re: Echo Voice Control of TV channels, etc. with Harmony and Yonomi
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2017, 09:24:53 am »
You don't need Yonomi anymore.  Just install the Harmony skill using the Alexa app.  You then get to choose what Harmony Routines you want to control with Alexa.  Just make sure before you do this, rename your Harmony routines to Alexa friendly names.  So if your Harmony routine is "Watch TV".  Change it to just TV.  Then when you add it to Alexa, you just have to say "Alexa, turn on TV."

The Harmony skill is too basic, just on & off.  In order to change channels, volume level, mute, etc.. I'm looking for a way to not have to prefix the Alexia command with 'tell harmony to ....' It seems that yonomi is the answer

Re: Echo Voice Control of TV channels, etc. with Harmony and Yonomi
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2017, 05:49:38 am »
I have played and tested with the UK Harmony skill, Harmony Hub and Yonomi. I can turn my TV off/on via Yonomi with no issues however, I am unable to change channels (even though the Harmony skill states you can when you enable the skill) - this is simply due to the limitations of the Harmony UK skill, until we get access to the U.S skill there isn't a way to change channels. I did experiment with creating an activity to change channels with the Harmony hub but again there is a limitation to this as the first step in creating the activity MUST include turning a device on or off - there is no way to remove this step which seems a bit silly.

Re: Echo Voice Control of TV channels, etc. with Harmony and Yonomi
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2017, 04:17:09 pm »
Hi All,
I just got an Echo and an Harmony Hub.
I live in Belgium.
I try to setup Alexa to ask the Harmony Hub to ask my Tv decoder to switch channel to TF1 for example.
This channel is present in the Alexa "Smart Home" section as devices called : TF1 / Harmony TV Channel: TF1 HDTV
The problem is when I ask Alexa "Alexa, Turn on TF1", it replies that TF1 is not part of a group or an activity.
Any help is appreciated.