I would like the option in the Alexa app so when you make a group the echo device in that group can only control dimmers and switches that are in that group.
I have smart switches (Insteon) through my home. I have an echo dot in every room. Alexa can turn on/off all of my lights and ceiling fans. The Alexa app allows making groups but this function is lacking. Currently, if I say “Alexa turn on the ceiling fan.” She will tell me I have multiple devices named ceiling fan even though I only have one ceiling fan in that group/echo dot. So, Alexa is looking at all of my devices not just the devices in that group. So, I’m forced to name each ceiling fan uniquely. My daughter has to say “Alexa turn on the Suzy’s ceiling fan.” This is an ok workaround but it would be more natural to just say “Alexa turn on the fan” which would be possible if that echo dot would stop looking at switches outside of the group.
The app kinda works in the way for the dimmer light switches. I can say “Alexa turn on the light” and it will only turn on the dimmer light switch in that group. But, it doesn’t work for anything else. Another example is for homes will multiple bathrooms. If I say, “turn off the bathroom light” Alexa will say I have several devices named bathroom light even tho there is only one bathroom light in that particular group.