Control4 Integration

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Indigo System Integration

To integrate your Indigo Home Automation system, you can go to the page below and download the integration plugin. For more information on Indigo Home Automation, go to Indigo Home Automation

Access the Plugin for Indigo

IFTTT Integration

Use the link below to go to our service page or search for neo on the Service tab at the IFTTT website. For the time being, only scenes created in the Neo Smart Blinds app can be integrated to IFTTT.

Access the IFTTT Service

Siri Shortcuts

The Siri Shortcuts integration is available in the Neo Smart Blinds app version 4.0.6 or later. For the time being, only scenes created in the Neo Smart Blinds app can be integrated to Siri Shortcuts.

The Shortcuts app let you get things done with your apps, with just a tap or by asking Siri. You can also create custom shortcuts, simplifying everyday tasks by combining devices from multiple apps that offer Siri Shortcuts integration. The Siri Shortcuts app is available in Apple devices using iOS 12 or later.

The phone and the custom phrase need to be in the same language (and country)

Siri will only understand voice commands and custom phrases for Shortcuts said in the same language of the device language. Due to different pronunciation and spelling, it's also important to choose your country's language option (when applicable).

The Neo Smart Controller app does not need to be in the same language.

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Access the Scenes page

Tap on the menu in the upper left corner, then, tap on Scenes.

Neo Smart Controller app menu
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Tap on the Add to Siri button

Choose one of your scenes, then, tap on its Add to Siri button. If you don't have any scene, add one by tapping on the button Add Scene and follow the steps. Please refer to our guide Adding a scene for a detailed step-by-step instructions.

Blind integration to Siri Shortcuts via Neo Smart Blinds app
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Add a custom phrase to Siri and save

If necessary, you can custom your voice command to Siri by editing the text in the When I say field. Tap on Add to Siri to save your Siri Shortcut.

Setting a custom phrase to Siri to activate the scene
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Using a voice command to control your blinds

You can run the shortcut by saying "Hey Siri," then say the custom phrase you created for the shortcut. If you haven't created a custom phrase, then use the name of the scene in the Neo Smart Controller app.

Using Siri to control blinds and curtains
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Using the Siri Shortcuts app to control your blinds

You can run a shortcut by taping on it. You can access them by opening the Shortcuts app or using the Shortcuts widget in the Today View (swipe right over the Home screen to access Today view).

Using Siri the Shortcuts app to control blinds and curtainsUsing the Siri Shortcuts widget to control blinds and curtains

How to connect to Google Assistant

You will need the Google Home app and a Google Assistant enabled device (speaker or phone).

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Tap on "Add"

Open the Google Home app, then tap on the plus button.

If you have multiple Google accounts, make sure you are using the one linked to your Google Assistant enabled device. To switch accounts, tap on the user button, located on the navigation bar located on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Smart Controller Integration with Google Assistant
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Choose the option "Set up device"

On the Add screen, tap on the option "Set up device".

Motorized blind and shades integration to Google Assistant
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Choose the option "Have something already set up?"

On the Set up screen, under the "Works with Google" section, tap on the option "Have something already set up?".

Open blind and shades using to Google Home
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Add Neo Smart Blinds

Tap on the magnifier button located in the top right corner of the page. Search for Neo Smart Blinds and tap on it.

Neo Smart Blinds Integration Google Assistant
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Enter your login information for Neo Smart Blinds app

Provide your Neo Smart Blinds login information (email and password). Tap on the allow button to proceed.

For a brief moment, the Google Home app will show a white page with the message "Accounts were linked". Wait for the app redirect you to the next step.

Google Assistant Authorization to access your Smart Controler
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If necessary, change the name or rooms of blinds, and finish the process

Google Assistant will automatically assign your blinds to new rooms or existing rooms (when there is a name match between the 2 apps).

If necessary, you can edit each device info. Tap on the blind icon, then tap on the information you want to change.

Neo Smart Blinds account integrated to Google Assistant

Google Assistant voice commands

Supported by all motor brands

To control all blinds in the same Google Assistant room, start by choosing "open" or "close" then add the room name and the word "blinds" or "shades", plural form, at the end.
Hey Google, open/close [room name] blinds/shades.

To control individual blinds, start with "open" or "close" then just add the blind name. Do not add the word "blind", "blinds", "shade" or "shades" at the end.
Hey Google, open/close [blind/shade name].

Here are some practical examples.

Hey Google, open kitchen blinds.

Google Assistant will open all blinds assigned to the kitchen room.

Hey Google, close behind the sofa.

Google Assistant will close the blind/shade with the name "behind the sofa".

Hey Google, open shades.

Google Assistant will open all shades assigned to the room your Google speaker is also assigned to.

If you’re using a phone or your Google speaker was not assigned to any room, all your shades on your account will open.

Hey Google, close all blinds.

Google Assistant will close all blinds assigned to all the rooms you have.



Supported by motor brands with favourite position feature

In order to use the voice commands describe below, be sure that your motorized blinds have all the specification below:

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa
Your motorized blind is equipped with a motor that has the favourite position feature. In doubt, check the rooms page in the app. If one of the two icons above shows up on your room control, your motor has the favourite position feature.
You have manually set a favourite position via handheld remote control or via app. In doubt, tap on the favourite position button of each room and visually check if all blinds go to the desired position.

To move all your blind(s) in a specifc room to their favourite position:
Hey Google, set [room name] blinds/shades position to favourite.
Hey Google, set [room name] blinds/shades position to one.
Hey Google, set [room name] blinds/shades position to two. (if available)

To move one particular blind to its favourite position, use this voice command instead:
Hey Google, set [blind/shade name] position to favourite.
Hey Google, set [blind/shade name] position to one.
Hey Google, set [blind/shade name] position to two. (if available)

Here are some practical examples.

Hey Google, set kitchen blinds position to favourite.

Google Assistant will set all blinds assigned to the kitchen room to their favourite position.

Hey Google, set behind the sofa position to one.

Google Assistant will set the blind/shade with the name "behind the sofa" to its favourite position one.

How to connect to Alexa

If you have two or more Smart Controller, please note that all Smart Controllers need to be online in order for Alexa to work properly.

Please, before integrating with Alexa, rename any room in the Neo Smart Blinds app with the same names from devices you already have in the Alexa app. Repeated device names may create conflicts and may not work.

Skill update to include Open and Close commands

On November 5th, 2020 we've deployed an update to the Alexa skill to migrate the Neo Smart Blinds devices from switch type to blind type. This change allows the usage of "open" and "close" keywords in voice commands to control your blinds. You will find your blinds in the Alexa app under the "All devices" menu (on the Devices page).

If you are having issues since the update, please consult our  Troubleshooting.

Amazon Alexa is being sold in several countries, including US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Our Amazon Alexa Skill is available in English in 4 locales (UK, US, CA, AU).

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.

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Access Skills & Games

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

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa app menuSmart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa menu skills
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Enable the Neo Smart Blinds skill

Using the search field, search for Neo Smart Blinds. Tap on the Neo Smart Blinds icon, then tap on "Enable to use" button.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon AlexaSmart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa enable skill
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Enter your login information for your Smart Controller

Provide your Neo Smart Blinds login information (email and password). Tap on "Allow" to proceed.

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
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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.

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.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa authorize
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Discover devices

To discover devices, use the voice command "Alexa, discover devices". Since Amazon Alexa does not have a category Blinds, all your blinds will only be listed under the “All Devices” section of the Alexa app.

Scenes in the Smart Controller app will be also imported to the Alexa app.

Blind and shades integration to the Amazon Alexa appSmart Controller rooms in the Alexa app

Alexa voice commands

Use Open and Close commands to control your devices. 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. Commands “turn on” and “turn off” are still supported and you can keep using them if you prefer.

Alexa, open Living room

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

Alexa, open all blinds

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

Using Alexa to control all blinds

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

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Access the Devices page

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

Smart Controller Integration to Amazon Alexa neosmartblinds skill
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Add a group

Tap on the plus button located on the top right corner of the app. On the bottom of the page, tap on "Add Group".

How to control all blinds at once using the Alexa appHow to create a group on the Alexa app
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Name your group as "All blinds"

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
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Select the all rooms and save

Select all Smart Controller rooms by tapping on it. All the devices imported from our app will show with blind icons. Tap on the Save button to save the group.

Smart Controller Integration Amazon Alexa create group
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Use the name of the group in the voice command

Use the command “close” and “open” to control “all blinds” group, or any other group.
Alexa, close all blinds.

Alexa routines

When creating routines in the Alexa app, you can include imported rooms or imported scenes from the Smart Controller app. To do that, when adding an action to your routine, tap on "Smart Home", then select "All devices" or "Control scene". The desired room or scene will be listed on the page. For imported rooms, choose one of the three options available: blinds (on will open, off will close), favourite position (on will move the blind to its favourite position, if the motor has this feature) and stop.

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

 Alexa Scenes

Scenes made in the Smart Controller app will be imported to the Alexa App when using the "Alexa, discover devices" command or using the "Discover Scenes" button located at the bottom of the Scenes page. There is a limit imposed by Amazon; only the 12 scenes will be imported to Alexa.

Alexa Troubleshooting

Before continuing, make sure you can still operate your blinds using the Neo Smart Blind app. Also read the previous instructions to be familiar with how your rooms and scenes will be discovered and imported to Alexa using our Neo Smart Blinds Skill.

Ensure the discovered devices, rooms from the Neo Smart Blinds app, have different names from groups created in the Alexa app. If necessary, rename the devices discovered in the Alexa app.

If only your Alexa routines stopped working:

  • Check if the routine still has the devices,
  • If not, you need to re-add the desired devices.

If Alexa voice commands have stopped working or if Alexa cannot discover some or all your devices, please follow the steps below to properly disable and re-enable the Neo Smart Blinds Skill.

  • Make sure your Smart Controller is online and working with the Neo Smart Blinds app.
  • Disable the Neo Smart Blinds Skill using the Amazon Alexa app.
  • Make sure to delete all devices and scenes that were previously imported to Alexa app from the Neo Smart Blinds skill. You have to do it manually, device by device. Alexa app does not automatically remove all the devices not sync anymore with a skill, which is the source of most issues.
  • Close the Amazon Alexa app, make sure to close it, not just hide.
  • Open Alexa again and add the skill.

Only your rooms and scenes will be imported, not individual blinds. Routines may need to be configured again.