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Private customers / 19.02.2019

devolo Home Control with new Alexa smart home skill: Voice control for the smart home

devolo Home Control with new Alexa smart home skill: Voice control for the smart home

"Alexa, turn on the light in the living room" – simple commands like this now work for devolo Home Control. After a quick set-up process for the new devolo smart home skill, owners of an Alexa-capable device have a wide selection of smart home voice commands available, from controlling the lighting to adjusting radiator thermostats.

Listen up!

"Alexa, set the temperature in the living room to 22 degrees Celsius." devolo Home Control will now carry out this command and many others the moment you say so. Whether it's an individual Radiator Thermostat in the bathroom or living room or even a whole group of devices, you no longer need to throw a switch or reach for your smartphone.

From the moment you awake in the morning, you experience practical convenience. For example, if you have set up a "My good morning" scene, several things start happening automatically. If you wake up the voice assistant with "Alexa, start 'My good morning'!", the bathroom is heated to the desired temperature, the light is switched on and the kitchen radio switches on.

Or perhaps you are looking to unwind a little bit after getting home from work. If a "movie night" scene is set up, Alexa transforms your home into a personal cinema. Lamps are switched off, Philips Hue® sets the desired colour temperature and the TV switches on. Let the show begin!

 

Setting up voice control in just a few steps

The path to voice control is straightforward: devolo Home Control owners just need an Alexa-capable device. In the linked Alexa app, you can then add the "devolo" smart home skill – and you're done. From then on, voice control is available for your smart metering plugs, radiator and room thermostats, wall switches as well as for all scenes, rules and time programs.

 

devolo Home Control: Open system for maximum versatility

Users have access to both native Home Control components and numerous products from third-party suppliers. The intelligent Home Control Central Unit from devolo makes it possible to combine smart home products from different manufacturers with each other. You can find numerous example applications for voice control with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant here: https://www.devolo.com/smart-home/comfort.html

 

Regular free updates

devolo Home Control offers more for less. Unlike other solutions, which only control individual products via Alexa (WiFi power outlets, for instance), Home Control provides comprehensive smart home voice control, ensuring increased security, convenience and efficient energy usage. A devolo Home Control Starter Pack is available at a starting price of 219.90 euros (RRP). No additional monthly usage fees apply. In addition, future Home Control updates are free of charge.