Sep 29, 2016: The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. It will soon add a voice control feature that will allow you to control your home lighting. It also allows you to adjust the central heating, and turn on/off your lights with the sound of your voice. Echo is an intelligent speaker that responds to the name ‘Alexa’.
Amazon has partnered with Hive, a smart home platform developed by British Gas.Initially, Echo will become compatible with Hive Active Heating and Hive Lights. Further, Echo will be compatible with Philips Hue, which will allow you to regulate the strength of your light fixtures with your voice.
Echo Dot mini-speaker, which features an even more nimble ‘Alexa’, which can trigger pre-set home lighting scenes. This means that you will also be able to voice-activate colour changing as well as dimming your lighting.
Amazon will also introduce a more reasonable second generation Echo Dot mini-speaker, which will help you to activate pre-set home lighting scenes. You can also voice-activate dimming and colour changing your home lighting with this device.
In case you are using the Hue, Alexa’ can help you in changing the colour of individual light sources. Hue can alsocommunicate with ‘Siri’ in order to change the colour of individual light sources.