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Controlling devices independently

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Controlling devices independently
« on: March 07, 2019, 02:47:40 pm »
I'm relatively new to Alexa and have also recently installed Hue lighting and a few smart plugs in my home.

In our Conservatory, I have a main ceiling light (Hue), a lamp (Hue), and a heater connected to a smart plug.

They are all in a Group called "Conservatory" which I can control from my Alexa app.

I also have an Echo dot in the room, and this is where it goes a bit wrong.

When I say “turn the conservatory lights on” it turns on the lights, the lamp, AND the heater. I just want it to turn the main light on, not the lamp or heater.

When I say “conservatory lights OFF”, it turns off the lights, the lamp and the heater.

How do I get the Echo dot to control them independently?


Re: Controlling devices independently
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 03:11:49 pm »
in order to create a group, you must already have names for each device within that group.  just use that name and tell the individual device to turn on/off

Re: Controlling devices independently
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 06:58:19 pm »
Also make sure the heater smart plug is configured as a switch and not a light.