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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?
     
  9. Squizzy

    Squizzy New Member

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    does hyperion has user verification? then just use dyndns ;)
     
  10. penfold42

    penfold42 Moderator Developer

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    I _STRONGLY_ recommend you DONT put Hyperion on directly on the internet.
     
  11. matchmee

    matchmee New Member

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    I'm not finding a place where I could turn it on and off really in home assistant- the best I've been able to do is have it turn "on" in home assistant and set the default color to (0, 0, 0). Is there a better way to do this that you could help me with? Thanks so much!
     
  12. Emre

    Emre New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry to ask here but is there a simple actual guide to share here how I can setup Alexa to turn on and off Hyperion (like we do via Hypercon)?
     
  13. Akriss

    Akriss Active Member

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    That support site in the previous post is a scam. USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    If you do some self investigation of the site it mentions you well find some shady posting practices.