Amazon Echo owners can now control WeMo and Philips Hue devices with their voice
Specifically, the Amazon Echo allows owners to use their voice for controlling the Switch, Insight Switch, and Light Switch devices from WeMo and the Philips Hue A19, Lux, BR30, Bloom, and LightStrip light bulb. Amazon says:
Some of the commands Amazon suggests trying with the new WeMo and Philips Hue devices include, "Alexa, turn on the hallway light", "Alexa, turn on the coffee maker", "Alexa, dim the living room lights to 20%", and "Alexa, turn on the electric blanket".
Amazon added support for controlling streaming music services such as Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora in February. Amazon is still selling the Echo by invitation only for $199, or for $149 for Amazon Prime members.
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