Tag Archives: Amazon Alexa

mydlink Home and Harmony Skills for Alexa

It has been a long time coming for the release of the skills for use of the D-Link Smart plugs and Logitech Harmony Hub with the Amazon Echo/Echo Dot, which were both previously unavailable in the U.K. (but had been available in the US). Prior to this, I had already found alternative solutions to pair these devices with my Amazon Echo Dot and have been successfully using the Amazon Echo Dot to control the D-Link Smart plugs and Harmony Hub. Hence the big questions are: Are the Alexa Skills provided for these devices better than the solutions I had found previously? Should I be enabling them on my Alexa App? Continue reading mydlink Home and Harmony Skills for Alexa

Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa

With the purchase of the Amazon Echo Dot and the Logitech Harmony hub, the next thing I needed to sort out was how to connect them together so that Alexa could communicate with the Harmony hub and turn on or off certain of my entertainment devices (as well as adjust light levels if desired, e.g. when watching a movie). Unfortunately the Skills to enable Alexa to do this is not available in the UK from Logitech Harmony (although available in the US). But there is a Skill called Yonomi available which is able to do exactly that. Here is how I have managed to get it to work with Alexa. Continue reading Yonomi – control of Logitech Harmony with Amazon Alexa