We’ve all been there—hands occupied with dishes, bags of groceries, or baskets of laundry. Then the doorbell rings. Or you need more light in the kitchen. Or you want to skip ahead to a new song on your Spotify playlist. It's in these moments when you could use a quick helping hand. Wouldn't it be great to simply tell your home to handle the task and have it carry out your wishes? Thanks to the availability of a wide variety of voice-controllable devices, controlling your home completely hands-free is entirely possible.
The pinnacle of voice control in the home is when one spoken phrase can control multiple devices at once. This happens when a voice-enabled home control system like one from Control4 is put in charge. It can interpret a command like, “Alexa, turn on dinner party" that queues up a special playlist, turns on lights in specfic areas, closes the shades, and unlocks the front door. And what better way to keep your guests comfortable and entertained when you can dim the lights, raise the volume of the music, and kick-start the gas fireplace without leaving the room, much less lifting a finger…unless you want to, of course.
Right out of the box, Control4 homeowners will have the ability to use voice control for the devices and scenes they already have set up on their system, without the need for any new programming. This includes; smart door locks, ceiling fans, lights, thermostats, and entertainment devices. Simply add the Control4 Smart Home Skill in the Amazon Alexa App, authenticate with Control4, discover devices, and you’re on your way. You can find the easy to follow, step-by-step video instructions on our Control4 Alexa page or get instructions on the customer portal.