Ever been too lazy to get out of bed and switch off your lights? Amazon’s Echo smart speaker might be for you.
Amazon announced Wednesday you can now use the Siri-like speaker to control the lights and switches in your house.
“You can now use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie — all without lifting a finger… or even raising your voice,” reads Amazon’s release.
Echo can be linked up to your lights and switches through smart home products by two supported brands: WeMo and Hue. Supported devices include WeMo’s Switch, Insight Switch and Light Switch, and Hue’s A19, Lux, BR30, Bloom and LightStrip, according to Amazon.
Echo, which was released last November to invite-only customers, can already answer commands and questions like “play music by Bruno Mars” or “will it rain?” thanks to a Wi-Fi connection. The new light switch control is just one of many new features Amazon has added to the device since its release: It has also learned how to use Pandora, list sports scores and report on traffic conditions.
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