Controlling Lights With My Echo Show
Check out the above video to see my Echo Show in action. I finally got it setup to control the light switch in my room, and I love it! I have so much more independence by being able to turn my lights on and off with just a simple voice command.
Just last night I was watching Netflix when a friend texted me and wanted to talk. When I watch tv and movies, I have all the lights in my room turned off so as to create a more theatrical environment.
Don’t judge me. The glare from the lights is annoying.
Now, normally I’d have to go get my dad or someone to turn my lights back on, but now I have that ability to do it myself. I was able to pause Netflix and turn my lights on through my Echo Show, and from there I could talk with my friend. Technology like this can be pretty great.
If you haven’t yet acquired an Amazon Alexa device, I highly recommend you do. Just the little bits of independence it can provide make life significantly easier. I’m also happy to answer any questions you have about them.