Originally Posted by rapamatic
Is there any way to activate scenes or control loads from the show without using voice? Yelling at Alexa in the bedroom might be a deal killer...
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So, Yes. On my Amazon Alexa Echo Show, whatever it's called.... You just swipe down and you get a few options. Maybe more if you have other things, but my setup is relatively simple.
On the Echo Show, if you swipe down on the screen (without speaking to it) I get 4 buttons:
"Home" "Alarm" "Lights & More" "Routines" Also there is a slider brightness adjustment.
If you hit "Lights & More" you get a list of all the HA devices I have setup including some non-RR2 wifi plug-ins I use for my arcade cabinets.
I don't have all of my RR2 on my Alexa, so the list isn't complete.
What wasn't immediately obvious either, in terms of the alarm clock (main reason I bought it), was you tap the screen to snooze but there is no icon to end it. I had to google to find out you have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to "dismiss" the alarm. I also don't want to start yelling at Alexa & wake up the wife.
Going on about a week now with it. And still loving it. I wish it had a slider (mechanical) for camera privacy but whatever anyone is watching through my show camera isn't pretty or completely boring anyway. I don't have a use for the camera in it currently, so it will get a tiny piece of electrical tape.