A guide to Alexa smart home integration


Alexa: Increasing smart home flexibility

Source:  Computer Weekly

This screenshot shows a script I have used to tell Alexa to switch on my Ruark internet radio. Ruark, like many other smart radio manufacturers, uses a chipset from Frontier Silicon, to control DAB, FM and internet radio as well as stream Bluetooth audio and music from DLNA music servers.

I found some excellent documentation here on GitHub for controlling these radios.

In my setup, the dimming command is used to change the volume. I say: “Alexa, set Ruark to 10,”to increase the volume by 10.

I also get it to go to sleep after 300 seconds (ie five minutes), rather than switch off instantly when I say: “Alexa, switch off Ruark.”

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