Alexa - the brain behind Echo was built in the cloud, so it's always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. Because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically. Only in the last few months have we added local Yelp search, movie launch times, Samsung Smart Things support, Google Calendar, Audible audiobooks, text-to-speech for the Kindle eBooks, and more than 100 new skills from third-party developers.
- Plays all your music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using your voice; - Fills the room with immersive, 360-degree omni-directional audio. - You can hear from the whole room, even when music is playing in the background. - Answer all your questions, read audiobooks and news, traffic and weather reports, provide information about local businesses, offer sports scores and schedules, and much more with the Alexa Voice Service. -Controls Lights, switches and thermostats compatible with Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung Smart Things, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices - Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thounsands or skills like Uber, Dominoes, and much more.
With this solution, ROBBshop has also made a link with the Z-wave controllers from Vera and FIBARO. This solution works with all controllers that can be controlled on the basis of HTTP commands.
How to make an integration with Z-wave (in this case the FIBARO Home Center 2), see video:
What's in this package - Amazon Echo - HA-Bridge on a Raspberry - Installation help
Via HTTP commands that you add to the HA-Bridge you can switch Scenes and Devices into your Z-wave controller.
In our project you can read how the link was made using HA-Bridge on a NAS from Synology.
The Amazon Echo app for iOs is unfortunately only available in the American Appstore. Click here how to create an american account.