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How to connect Amazon Alexa

If you have two or more Smart Controller, please note that all Controllers need to be online in order for Alexa to work properly. Amazon Alexa is available only in the US, UK and Germany.

You can connect your Smart Controller to your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show and use voice commands via Alexa to control your blinds. All you need is to have the Amazon Alexa app in your device with an account set up and follow the steps below.

1

Access skills

Open the Amazon Alexa app on your device and tap on the menu located in the upper left corner. Then, tap on Skills.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa app menuSmart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa menu skills
2

Search for neosmartblinds

Using the search field at the top, search forneosmartblinds.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa
3

Enable the skill

Tap on the icon, then tap Enable.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa enable skill
4

Enter your login information for your Smart Controller

Provide your Neo Smart Blinds login information (email and password).

Amazon Alexa Login information for Smart Controller

If you don't know your login information, open the Neo Smart Blinds app and tap on the upper left menu. Your email is right at the top of the menu. If you forgot your password, tap on Logout, then tap on the Forgot your password? link and follow the instructions to set a new password for your account.

Smart Controller finding the login information
5

Authorize Amazon Alexa

Before accepting, make sure your Smart Controller is online (plugged into the wall charger and with pulsing cyan/blue-green LED). Tap on the Authorize button.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa authorize

Go back to the Alexa app; it will prompt you to discover devices. If you don't see this option, tap on the left corner menu, then choose Devices.

6

Discover devices

Tap on the Discover Devices button; the app will show you a list of all the rooms you have in your Smart Controller.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa discover devices

Now you can close the app and use voice commands.

Amazon Alexa voice commands

Currently, only turn on (to open blinds) and turn off (to close blinds) commands are supported. They can be used either with room names from the Smart Controller app or groups that you have created in the Amazon Alexa app with rooms assigned.

1

Alexa, turn on Kitchen

“Kitchen” is the name of a room in the Smart Controller app.

2

Alexa, turn on all blinds

“All blinds” is the name of a group in the Amazon Alexa app

Amazon Alexa open/close all blinds

Creating a group in the Amazon Alexa app with all your rooms assigned is easy and will allow you to control all your blinds with a single voice command. To create this group, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

1

Access Smart Home in the Amazon Alexa app

Open the Amazon Alexa app, tap on the menu icon in the upper left corner, then select Smart Home.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa neosmartblinds skillSmart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa smart home
2

Add a group

Tap on the the Groups tab, then, tap on the Create Group button.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa create group
3

Give a name to the group

The name of the group is the keyword you are going to use in the voice command. In this example we chose "All blinds". Remember to always choose names that will sound natural to you. Tap on the next button to continue.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa create group
4

Select the all rooms and save

Select all blinds by tapping on each room in the list. Tap on the Save button to save the group.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa create group
5

Use the name of the group in the voice command

Use the command “Turn off” to close the blinds and “Turn on” to open the blinds.
Alexa, turn off all blinds.

Amazon Alexa routine

Creating a routine in the Amazon Alexa app will allow you to automate different smart home devices using a single voice command. For example, when saying "Alexa, good night.", the blinds will close, the door will lock and the TV will turn off. You can also create routines based on a specific date and time. To create a routine, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

1

Access Routines

Open the Amazon Alexa app, tap on the upper left menu and select "Routines".

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa MenuSmart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa Routine
2

Tap on the + icon

In the upper right corner, tap on the plus (+) icon.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa add routine
3

Choose "When this happens" option by tapping on the plus icon

Locate the plus icon at the right side of the "When it will happen" option and tap on it.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa add voice command to routine
4

Add a voice command or select a specific time

Choose what will trigger the routine you are about to create. There are 2 options: voice command (example: "Alexa, good night.") or a specific time (example: 11:00 PM).

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa choosing voice command Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa choosing schedule
5

Choose "Add action" option by tapping on the plus icon

Locate the plus icon at the right side of the "Add action" option and tap on it.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa add action to routine
6

Choose Smart Home option

The options are: News, Smart Home, Traffic and Weather. In this example we will focus on the option Smart home.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa add a smart home to routine
7

Select a device for this routine

Tap on the desired device and set an action. By default, rooms will be turned on (opened). If you want to turn off them (close them), tap on the icon inside the white circle. Tap on Next button to continue.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa choosing voice command Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa choosing schedule
8

Tap on the Create button to create your routine

Repeat steps 5 to 7 as many times as necessary. After adding all the actions to your routine tap on the button Create to create your routine.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa choosing schedule
9

Say "Alexa, Good night" to run the routine

If the routine is triggered by voice command, say “Good night” (or the voice command you chose) to run the routine. Routines triggered by a date and time will run automatically.