Smart Home features are designed to increase convenience and comfort in your home. While almost all Smart Home Devices can be controlled with an app on your smartphone or tablet, the next upgrade in home automation is voice control over your smart devices. Now, you don’t even have to lift a finger to turn the lights off, change the volume on the TV or unlock your front door. For the ultimate ease of living, check out this list of Smart Home devices that can be controlled with Amazon Alexa:
Power on and off, turn the volume up and down or change the channel- with Alexa, there’s no more fumbling to find lost remotes. With just simple commands spoken to your personal voice assistant, your TV viewing experience is that much more relaxing.
Soundbars, surround sound, whole-house audio systems, portable Bluetooth devices and even Alexa herself. Control what you listen to as easily as asking “Alexa, play my favorite music.”
Turn it on or off and change the speed without moving a muscle. No more getting up in the middle of the night to change your fan settings, just ask Alexa to help!
Everyone has that pesky spot in their home where the sun shines right in your eyes while you’re trying to relax. Now, Alexa can take care of it for you.
Set, increase or decrease the temperature, ask the current temperature or change between heat and cool settings. Alexa can easily help adjust your thermostat to create a perfect environment.
6. Door Locks
Forgot to lock your door after you get in bed? No problem! Alexa can lock and unlock your doors, as well as tell you the status of your lock for reassurance.
7. Security Cameras
Check your security camera feed with a simple request to Alexa! You’ll be able to check your surroundings without leaving your home.
Defrost veggies, make popcorn, cook potatoes- just ask Alexa to start microwaving!
Perhaps the most used Alexa command, “Alexa, turn off the lights.” The days of manually turning your lights on and off are over. No more fumbling in the dark, let Alexa light your way.
10. Cell Phone
Make phone calls, send text messages, play voicemails and more! Alexa connectivity to your smartphone gives you access to its features without ever having to pick it up.
11. Robot Vacuum
Robot vacuums may be the best thing since sliced bread, but you know what makes them even better? Using Alexa to start, stop and pause them without ever pressing a button.
The doorbell rings while you’re watching TV upstairs, want to see who’s at your front door without actually answering it? Ask Alexa to show you the front door and she will display the camera feed right on your television.
13. Garage Door Controllers
Let Alexa open and close your garage door with simple commands that will make grocery day a breeze.