• Hook + Echo

    Hook Alexa skill is currently under review at Amazon. Meanwhile, here are the instructions to setup:

     

    Go to https://hhj.me/alexahookbeta and link your Echo account with the Hook account. After that head to the Alexa app and you should see the GetHook adapter in the Smart home section. Ask Alexa to "discover devices" and you should see the Hook devices in the Alexa App. Now, you are ready to start controlling them with your voice!

     

    Usage: "Alexa turn ON <Your Device Name>," for example, "Alexa turn ON table lamp" or "Alexa, turn OFF table lamp."

     

    There a few things to note:

    • Hook Alexa adapter currently only understands On or Off commands for devices. If you have particular actions on your device, it won't work right now. You can use the Hook app to rename the action names to align with Echo
    • You will not be able to control the groups created in the Hook app from Echo; you can, however, create your group in Echo and link multiple devices to it.
    • If you reset your access token, you will have to link it again with the above URL.
    • Rename the device to something simpler that Alexa could understand before running discovery. Like LR Lamp 1 is probably difficult for Alexa. Change it to something simple like Table Lamp. You will need to re-run discovery if you edit the device name or add more devices after the initial setup.