Alexa’s steady infiltration towards smart home domination has now extended beyond the walls of your home and into your yard for the first time. Rachio has included support for Alexa voice integration with their new 2nd generation Smart Sprinkler Controller. The new Rachio Alexa Skill lets you use Alexa on the Amazon Echo and Fire TV to start and stop your sprinklers using your voice. Even more useful is the ability to simply tell Alexa to relay the fact that it’s raining to your sprinkler controller in order to trigger a rain delay, which any homeowner knows is the most common interaction one has with automated sprinklers.
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