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Welcome to TinyHomeAutomation.
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Here you will find out simple ways to automate your home using Amazons Echo (ALEXA) devices as the core of your system.

All the guides are taken from each devices website to make setting up Your Home Automation as simple as possible.

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How to Connect Energenie MiHome to ‘ALEXA’ Amazon Echo


Connecting the Energenie MiHome to the Amazon Echo is fairly easy.

To get started:

1) Ensure that your Energenie MiHome gateway and associated devices (plug sockets etc) are connected and online.

2) Download the Amazon Alexa App.

3) Login to Alexa app.

4) Select Skills in Alexa app

5) in Search Type Energenie.

6) Select Energenie – MiHome

7) Select Enable skill – A popup screen will appear, follow the instructions and close it.

Go back to the app and select

“Smart Home”

“Add device” Alexa will then scan for your new Energenie devices.

8) Your connected Energenie devices should now appear named the same as you have set them up within the MiHome App (Energenie)

You have now set up your Energenie devices and they can be controlled using “Alexa”

What voice commands can I use?

Alexa! Turn on kitchen lights
Alexa! Switch on bedroom lights
Alexa! Turn off office socket

(Whatever name you have given to your devices)

What devices in my Energenie MiHome range will I be able to control using Alexa?

Answer: You can use Alexa voice commands to control all your light switches, adaptors and
sockets.

Can I change the name of my device for easier voice control?

Yes, log into your mihome app. Choose the device you want to change and select
manage.

Next, go to the Alexa app and select discover devices. Once completed, your device
can now be controlled with the given name.

You have to get Alexa to rediscover your smart devices every time you add a new device or change a devices name.

Information adapted from Energenie website

Setting up Amazon Alexa on Sonos

What is Amazon Alexa?
Amazon Alexa is the easy-to-use voice service from Amazon that allows you to control your music, get the weather, traffic reports, control your smart home, and much more. All with your voice. Use any Amazon Alexa enabled device to control your Sonos system with your voice. Just ask Alexa to play your favorite tunes and enjoy the music from your Sonos speakers.

Can I use Amazon Alexa with any Sonos player?
Yes, Amazon Alexa works on all Sonos players.

Where is Amazon Alexa on Sonos available?
Amazon Alexa is currently available in the United States, Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom.

What do I need to use Alexa with my Sonos?

  1. An Internet connection / WiFi router
  2. Sonos system running the latest update
  3. Alexa enabled device

How do I control Sonos from Alexa?

Follow the steps below to connect your Amazon Alexa to your Sonos system.

1) Set up your Amazon Alexa device and your Sonos system if it’s not already set up.

2) Open the Alexa app.

Open the Alexa app on your mobile device or go to the Alexa website on your computer.

3) Add the Sonos skill.

  1. From the menu in the Alexa app, tap Skills.
  2. Search for Sonos and choose the Sonos skill.
  3. Tap Enable and sign-in to your Sonos account.

4) Discover devices in the Alexa app.

  • Option 1: Say “Alexa, discover devices”
  • Option 2: Open the Alexa app and tap Smart Home from the menu. Tap Devices and Discover.

Once all your Sonos devices are discovered, you are ready to control your Sonos with Alexa.

Which music services can I use with Alexa?
Music services need to be added to both Sonos and the Alexa app. The following services are currently supported:

  • Amazon Music
  • Spotify
  • TuneIn Radio

What commands can I use with Sonos?
Use your Amazon Alexa devices as you normally do, just say the name of the Sonos room you want to play the music through when instructing Alexa to play music. For example;

  • Alexa, play Blondie in the bedroom.
  • Alexa, play Lorde in the living room.
  • Alexa, turn the volume up in the bathroom.

Taken from Sonos website