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How do i setup an echo for an url action?

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How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« on: June 28, 2021, 08:38:04 am »
Hello to all and thanks for this great forum.

I would like to ask your help about how do i setup an url action for a shelly device in alexa?

Can anyone give me some hints on this?

Thanks

Re: How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2021, 09:16:50 am »
url action??   If I understand it correctly, the only way to use urls is via alexa skills.

Re: How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2021, 10:26:56 am »
Hello there.

Yes something like l http://192.168.1.79/relay/0?turn=on

I would like to enable this via echo. Possible?

Re: How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2021, 04:32:50 pm »
If you run a software bridge like HA-Bridge you can trigger url actions. This would require it running on a PC or Pi 24/7 or at least when you needed to trigger a url.

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Re: How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021, 02:31:32 am »
For something like that you definitely need to create your own skill.
It's not all that difficult. But you do need to sign up for an Alexa developer's account (free) and learn how to create skills.

I have several custom/private skills that I use for various tasks that pings web servers for a specific response. Then Alexa reads that response to me.

Re: How do i setup an echo for an url action?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2021, 11:32:36 am »
It is possible to also do this with Samsung's smartthings (no hub required) Create the call using the SmartThings developer tool and load the SmartThings skill in Alexa. Then discover devices your new url call will show as new device.