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simone pirlo asked

Manage Alexa devices (light) remotely (from raspberry)

Hi,


i want to make an application scenario in which when my raspberry receive an email / text message, i can turn on / off alexa devices (lights).

Is it possible to invoke remotely Alexa to mange the devices?


Thanks

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Andy Whitworth answered

You could use a skill like "Voice Monkey" to create a virtual Alexa button. The button can be used to trigger an Alexa routine to control your lights as you wish. The button can be "pressed" via an API call, which can be performed by your application on the Raspberry Pi.

https://voicemonkey.io/

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CS (RA) answered

You can easily achieve that with Node-RED and the virtual-smart-home extension.

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