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REQUEST Amazon Echo voicxe control

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by Wolfieee, 9 December 2016.

  1. Wolfieee

    Wolfieee New Member

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    I'd like to be able to control the lights with my Amazon Echo - HA bridge (https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge) could possibly get it working but I'm not sure of the HTTP commands to send it to my light. I'm sure there is a workaround somewhere but I'm yet to find it with my endless google searching. If some how you can add this or point me in the right direction on how to do this that would be great
     
  2. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    You need to use the json interface that Hyperion-remote uses.

    https://github.com/penfold42/hyperion-lirc
    Is a perl script I wrote to control a Hyperion instance for an IR remote control.

    Too funny you should post this - my brother offered me one tonight and this was my first use case !
     
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  3. Raymiec

    Raymiec New Member

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    if you just want to turn it on and off and have homeassistant there's a component for hyperion, then activate the hue_bridge and this lets you say, alexa turn off hyperion.
     
  4. Biggles

    Biggles Member

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    Yep, works for me and I use emulated_hue as there's virtually nothing to do to set it up. Alexa and Harmony then automatically pick it up so I can shout at it, press a button as well as have it as part of an automation.
     
  5. Raymiec

    Raymiec New Member

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    Yeah Biggles i meant emulated hue, it was late when i posted. But yeah very easy to setup for a noob, good starting point just to control things with alexa. @penfold42 wish i had a geek brother who gave me things lol
     
  6. Biggles

    Biggles Member

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    Assumed that was what you meant :) it was aimed at the OP as an easier starting point than HA-Bridge if you were going to do Home Assistant anyway.
     
  7. Squizzy

    Squizzy New Member

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    you can send json via ifttt maker channel
     
  8. b1rdhous3

    b1rdhous3 Member Developer

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    But hyperion musst be reachable in the internet of can you run maker channels in local network?