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Can Alexa control curtains?

Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

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Introduction: Amazon Echo Controlled Curtains
This instructable explains how to integrate an electric curtain rail, a Raspberry Pi and an Amazon Echo, so that you can ask Alexa to open the curtains. Once completed, you should be able to say: 'Alexa, ask the curtains to open' and 'Alexa, ask the curtains to close'.

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Herein, can Alexa control my blinds?

Pair Your Smart Home with Amazon Alexa It is now possible to connect your Neo Smart Hub controlled blinds or shades to your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show devices.

Also, what are smart blinds? Updated May 08, 2019. Smart blinds are window coverings that include built-in motors that let you add remote raising or lowering capabilities based on schedules. These blinds are also called automatic blinds, smart shades, or automated blinds.

Also to know is, how do I control Somfy with Alexa?

To set up Alexa voice command, click on the plus sign next to “When this happens” and select Voice. Enter your wake phrase. Now let's add the action, in our case the Somfy powered shades. To do that, first click on Smart Home and choose from the menu to control a device, group or a scene.

Is somfy compatible with Alexa?

Somfy-powered Products Are Now Compatible with Amazon Alexa. With natural speech you can now enjoy the comfort, convenience, privacy, and energy saving benefits of Somfy products. Somfy's new Alexa skill allows for control of all Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS) motorized products controlled by the myLink app.

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Part 2:
  1. Go to My Devices, then click on the device name for the shade.
  2. Click on Edit, and under device type, choose Z-wave Shade (Might be on the very bottom) and save.
  3. Now once you do that on all the shades, you will need to get Alexa to search for new devices again or they might not show up.
  4. Enjoy!

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