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Ask for Device Properties

When I ask: "Alexa, is my <devicename> turned ON?" she answers: "This is currently not supported by your device". Why does Alexa not provide such an easy and essential functionality? It can query a thermostat for its current temperature settings but wont tell me if a power-outlet is ON or OFF? Am I doing something wrong?

P.S.: I am developing the Skill in German. If this issue is due to the language please let me know!

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roy-1 answered

Hi frittenbude,


Thanks for posting. Currently, voice query is not available for every type of smart home endpoint. Please see the following link for a list of smart home utterances that are available to customers in Germany:

https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201751280

If you'd like to see additional functionality added, please post this request to our uservoice page here:

alexa.uservoice.com

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