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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 neosmartblinds skill
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).

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.

5

Authorize Amazon Alexa

Before accepting, make sure your Smart Controller is online (plugged into the wall charger and with green LED on). 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

Create a group

Select Groups, tap on the Create Group button. Then, enter a group name (e.g. all blinds).

3

Add blinds to the group

Select all blinds by tapping on each checkbox related to a room of blinds. Tap on the Save button to save the group.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa create group
4

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.