What you need to know
- Brilliant has released an update that adds Alexa announcement capabilities to its in-wall control.
- Feature allows for broadcasting messages to other Brilliant Home Controls and Alexa devices.
- Update follows another recent addition that brought support for Genie garage door openers.
Brilliant has introduced a new update for its in-wall Home Controls that adds support for Alexa announcements. The latest feature enables owners to broadcast messages on demand to other Brilliant Home Controls or Alexa devices within the home.
To enable the feature, users must be running version 20.05.27 of the Home Control operating system, and must be signed into an Alexa account. The update is rolling out automatically for all users, and it can be installed manually on-device if it hasn't been applied as of yet.
In addition to Alexa announcements, the Brilliant Home Control also recently added the ability to control select garage door openers through Genie Aladdin Connect integration. Around 20 garage door openers are currently supported, and Brilliant provides a complete list along with integration steps on a dedicated support page. Once connected, users can open and close their door via the touchscreen display, through the Brilliant app, or via Alexa voice commands.
Announcements and garage control
The already feature packed Brilliant Home Control can now broadcast Alexa announcements and control garage door openers. This in-wall control center can also play music, lock doors, adjust the thermostat, and control your lights, its got it all.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.