UPDATE 10/26/15: Amazon Echo + Wink now supports dimming! Just ask Alexa to dim your lights by saying “Alexa, set living room light to 50%.” Choose from over 40 lighting products from the most trusted lighting brands including Cree, EcoSmart, GE, Leviton, Lutron, OSRAM, Philips, and TCP
UPDATE 8/14/15: We've added more Wink-compatible lighting products to the Amazon Echo certified product list so you can chose the light that's right for you. You can now control Cree, OSRAM LIGHTIFY, and TCP LEDs with Echo+Wink. More products and features coming soon!
Amazon lovers, you’re really going to like this one... Wink is now compatible with Amazon Echo! If you’re not familiar, Echo is a product completely designed around your voice. It’s always ready; as you say the wake word—“Alexa” or “Amazon” (most people select “Alexa”)—it springs to life. Alexa is the cloud-based voice service that powers Echo--you can ask for information, play music, get the weather, and much more.
- Connect compatible products in your Wink app and set individual names for each lighting product (bedroom lamp, kitchen light, etc.).
- Then, link your Wink account to Echo within the Echo mobile app (Settings > Connected Home > Device Links > Wink).
- From there, say “Alexa, discover new devices.” This can take up to 20 seconds.
After that, you’re all set up. You can then turn your smart products on or off in the blink of an eye with a simple voice command to Alexa. For example, you could say “Alexa, turn on the living room lamp ” or “Alexa, turn off the kitchen light.”
This integration gives Wink users like you yet another touchpoint through which you can easily control your smart home. And we’re just getting started! We’re excited to work with Amazon to add additional functionalities and many more Wink-compatible products down the road.
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