SmartThings + Amazon Echo
We’re excited to announce that SmartThings is now compatible with Amazon Echo!
For those not familiar, Amazon Echo is an Internet-connected speaker that responds to commands and questions that you ask it. (Think of it as your tall, dark, and handsome personal assistant.)
By starting sentences with “Alexa,” you can play music, hear the news, get the forecast, and now… control your SmartThings-compatible lights, switches, and anything plugged in to the SmartThings Power Outlet.
To get a sense of what’s now possible, here’s a quick demonstration showing SmartThings and Echo controlling a Cree bulb, an Osram Lightify bulb, a SmartPower Outlet, and a Sonos player…
To get started connecting Amazon Echo with your SmartThings system, check out our guide for step-by-step instructions.
The Amazon Echo integration will work with both the current SmartThings Hub and the next-generation Hub. You can pre-order the brand-new SmartThings Hub here.