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Command without saying "trigger or turn on"?

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Command without saying "trigger or turn on"?
« on: November 29, 2016, 08:20:16 pm »
Is it possible to give a command in the form of a statement without saying "turn this on"  or" trigger"?  I'd like to speak more casually and set up a command that would turn off all of the lights throughout my home by saying" alexa, it's bedtime. "

Thanks for the help.


Re: Command without saying "trigger or turn on"?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 11:47:15 am »
I've found that for, for some skills, you can open the skill by just saying the name of the skill instead of having to say "open name of skill". Therefore, it should technically be possible to create a skill (which calls something like the IFTTT Maker service), name the skill "it's bedtime" and use this to trigger whatever you want.
Of course, this would mean that you would need to create a skill for each of the triggers you want - although you could probably use just the one AWS Lambda function for them all (the function can pick up the application id of the skill and map this to what you want it to do).