'Alexa .... Play my favorite music' and the Amazon Echo will play your favorite songs. How cool is that. But he can do a lot more. And we are going to test that in the coming period. Link it to your home automation system.
Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
Just in the last few months we’ve added local search from Yelp, movie showtimes, Samsung SmartThings support, Google Calendar, Audible audiobooks, text-to-speech for Kindle eBooks, and over 100 new skills from third-party developers.
-Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice -Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio -Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control -Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing -Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service -Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices - Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more
This product offer you an integration between the Amazon Echo and a Z-wave controller
How do you create a link between an Amazon Echo and a Z-wave controller? - Amazon Echo - IHA-Bridge installed on Raspberry v2 model B - Installation help
Installation without an app is done via this link.
Review by Thomas / (Posted on 25/01/2017) 89 Euro it is 59 euro on Amazon.de, why so much difference? ROBBshop : Because it has to be shipped via the UK, the DOT is not released in Holland and with the extra VAT, shipping costs, and a convertor plug for the UK -plug, and some profit for us the price has to go up. Oh and its not in stock in Germany:) At ROBBshop we say, better a little expensive than not available. Feel free to buy it in Germany (i think it will only speak German)... We have them in stock!