Tag: Voice

How to Name your Alexa Routines

How to Name your Alexa Routines

I noticed recently in my Alexa app, that Amazon has enabled the ability to name your routines!  This functionality was somehow lost in the first ... Read More

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

Want a free Amazon Echo Auto device?

I have mine sitting on my desk already BUT for those of you who haven’t made the choice to buy the $50 Echo Auto, this ... Read More

Alexa, Home Assistant and Nabu Casa

Alexa, Home Assistant and Nabu Casa

Every so often, it is good to do some maintenance items to keep things running smoothly.  This video and post will detail what I do ... Read More

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

Enabling Guest Mode TTS feedback for Home Assistant

I have been using input booleans in my Home Assistant set up from the very start.  They basically just become virtual switches that allow you ... Read More

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Is Amazon killing off the name Alexa?

Clickbait? Sure.. ;) But interesting nonetheless I think.  With 2018 drawing to an end, I was thinking about how Amazon is absolutely crushing and dominating ... Read More

Breaking down my Home Assistant Volume Control

Breaking down my Home Assistant Volume Control

This is part one of two posts and videos on how I am controlling the volume of various Home Assistants throughout the day.  In the ... Read More

New Feature Alert : Amazon Alexa Brief Mode

New Feature Alert : Amazon Alexa Brief Mode

Another very heavily requested feature has been released to Amazon Echo owners in the form of Alexa’s Brief Mode.  This new feature allows you to globally ... Read More

Multi Room Audio for the Echo! It’s finally Here

Multi Room Audio for the Echo! It’s finally Here

So I’ve written about my Sound/Voice set up at the house before : Giving Voice to the Smart Home At the time, I really just ... Read More

Giving Voice to the Smart Home

Giving Voice to the Smart Home

Voice is awesome in a home automation context!  Whether it is Voice control, voice notifications or even just music; I love it.  I believe it ... Read More