New Alexa Lighting API ushers in Samsung SmartThings support in Amazon Echo


Amazon has introduced a new Alexa Lighting API to make it even easier for developers to control smart lights using Alexa and the Amazon Echo. This new API is an extension of the Alexa Skills Kit introduced a couple months ago. Samsung is among the first manufacturers to use the new API. They’ve announced today that the Amazon Echo can now control their SmartThings line of smart home hubs, sensors, and outlets.

The new API gives developers simpler integration with Alexa using Java or JavaScript. In addition to the standard on and off commands, the API introduces phrases like “Alexa, brighten/dim the kitchen light” and “Alexa, set the kitchen light to 50%.”


One comment
  1. Wes says:

    Pretty cool…still waiting for Logitech Harmony control. That will be my killer app.

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