05.01.16

Simple Control Adds Amazon Echo Integration

AUTHOR: HiddenWires
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Simple Control has announced that its iOS apps for control of AV gear and smart home devices have been certified by Amazon for use with t...

Simple Control has announced that its iOS apps for control of AV gear and smart home devices have been certified by Amazon for use with their Amazon Echo product.

"We're very excited to introduce the ability to control everything in the home through voice commands. This new capability expands the convenience of our home control system dramatically," said Simple Control CEO, Will Price. "Whether you're arriving home with both hands full of groceries, comforting a baby, or anything that preoccupies your hands, you can now switch on the lights, turn on some music, or really anything you want, simply by speaking commands to Alexa."

Amazon Echo includes Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that can be used to give commands to Simple Control. Once Simple Control is paired with Amazon Echo, users can control the home environment simply by speaking commands to Alexa, such as "Alexa, tell Simple Control to turn on the TV in the kitchen."

The Simple Control and Simple System apps operate thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, switches, thermostats and more. The system integrates interactive second-screen media guides and allows control of everything in the home from a phone or tablet. Simple Control also offers a Simple Blaster for control of IR-based devices and a Simple Hub for additional whole-home features.

SimpleControl.com