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Amazon Alexa support for smart home

Pair the flic using Bluetooth as an “amazon Alexa Gadget” (Bluetooth button) you could then be able to assign smart home routines to a button click so pushing a single button would turn off a number of items for bed, or set the lights and tv for movie night all at a single button press

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        per Michael's comment - I am currently using the Echo Button for this purpose, but you are right on - it is large and ugly, and actually requires a pretty good "push" to work, not like the simple click of a Flic. But for now it is the only option I know of. I use it as a "panic" button for my girlfriend when I am away - one push and it turns on every interior and exterior light in the house.

      • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Amazon has something that will currently do this, the Echo Button, but it is very large and ugly. It pairs via bluetooth to a nearby dot, spot, etc.. I was looking to connect the Flic the same way but customize a blank wall plate to give it a custom installed look, instead of a tabletop solution.

      • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be better if communications with Amazon Alexa were performed using WiFi rather than the limited Bluetooth - the Flic Hub can already controlled both Bluetooth and WiFi devices.
        An Alexa skill would be the best option - a Flic skill.

      • Anthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be a great idea. Easy to use Bluetooth and pair with an Alexa device. You might create a Flic Skill that could help with this as well.

      • Jenny Poondingo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi ben, does your phone still need to be in range to do this or does alexa function as the bluetooth connected device (replacing the phone)?

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