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newuser-882a2fd8-c5ef-4e2a-aef5-38089b0341a9 asked ·

When will Alexa be able to control the color or volume of Smart Home devices?

I am using multiple Smart Home devices and it's a little annoying that Alexa is not able to control the color of my Light or the Volume of my TV using smart home commands.

When will these features be implemented?

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting! We don't discuss any plans about future products, services, or features. When new features are added, we will announce that on our developer blog (developer.amazon.com/blog) and here on the forums. Thanks!

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Bill_Orange answered ·

If you know some Linux this is a solution. Using a Raspberry Pi (the zero w is $10) and HA-Bridge you can do it now.

If you don't know any Linux this project might be a good place to start

https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge

I just started playing with it yesterday. It is very powerful and once set up pretty easy to use. Alexa is going to get board with turning LEDs on and off

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This has nothing to do with the features I was asking for. I was not talking about turning on/off or dimming, that already works. Using the HA-Bridge Alexa would still not be able to change colors or volume of devices with a smart home command.

These things are not possible because the necessary commands are not supported by the Smart Home Skill API like you can see here: https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-skills-kit/docs/smart-home-skill-api-reference

That's why I'm asking for it.

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davorin answered ·

Well it has been announced just today on the blog that color control is part of the smarthome skill API (o;

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McSeven answered ·

Exactly, you can use a custom Smart Home Skill to set colors now. Seems to work in english at least.

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