Hey Alexa fans! Starting today, you can now control Shortcuts that include only Wink-compatible lighting products (light bulbs and switches) with a simple voice command.
Say you have a bunch of lights in the living room that you want to turn off, dim, or change the color of as you’re sitting down for a movie
- Set up a “Movie Time” Shortcut in the Wink app, and adjust your lighting products to the desired settings
- Go into the Alexa app and select “Discover devices”
- Your Shortcut will be discovered, and from there, you’re set!
Simply say "Alexa, turn on Movie Time" and your living room turns into your very own home theater. Go through the above steps to create a “Movie Time Over” Shortcut to change the lights back with Alexa when the movie is over by saying "Alexa, turn on Movie Time Over."
Just keep in mind that if you change the name of your Shortcut in the Wink app, you’ll need to select “Discover devices” in the Alexa app again.
Shortcuts that include non-lighting products will not be discovered by Alexa, but stay tuned, as we’re continuing to work on expanding Alexa support!