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General Category => Smart Devices and Gadgets => Topic started by: asianrocker on November 23, 2017, 09:20:22 am

Title: Simpler commands
Post by: asianrocker on November 23, 2017, 09:20:22 am
This is just FYI. I only had one smart device - nest thermostat. And everytime, I have to say Alexa, set livingroom to [n] - for the longest time. I gave in to a hue starter kit that I really believe had a good deal on, thanks price match.

Thanks to my husband I found out all i have to just say now is  alexa, livingroom [n] - for temp settings. In fact I might just change that name to nest. Much shorter.

And as for lights. Just say alexa, room [n] - for brightness setting or alexa, room, on/off.

Ok playing with my hue lights, I found you can also do alexa, on/off, room command. But not for dimming.

Alexa replied sorry I can't find 50 bedroom. Bahahaha.

Have to say this simple commands have to be new coz I did try to just say the simple commands working now before. But the only command that seem to work is that long one.

Glad Amazon see the light.
Title: Re: Simpler commands
Post by: renegade600 on November 23, 2017, 04:04:11 pm
you could have always given shorten commands.  you could even make them a bit longer if you wanted to be a bit more conversational.  but it is fun trying to do things different to see what works and what don't  :-)