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Alexa

This feature is included only in builds: tasmota and tasmota-sensors

To use in other builds you must compile your own build. Add the following to user_config_override.h:

#ifndef EMULATION
#define EMULATION       EMUL_NONE       // [Emulation] Select Belkin WeMo (single relay/light) or Hue Bridge emulation (multi relay/light) (EMUL_NONE, EMUL_WEMO or EMUL_HUE)
#endif

EMUL_NONE = disables emulation
EMUL_WEMO = enables Belking WeMo emulation
EMUL_HUE = enables Hue Bridge emulation


Connecting to Alexa~

You can interact with Tasmota using Amazon Alexa through its Echo devices .

In Configuration - Configure Other page in the webUI select emulation type.

Warning

Alexa Hue integration requires a physical Alexa device. The app alone is not enough.

Belkin WeMo Emulation

Use Belkin WeMo for devices with a single relay or Hue Bridge for devices with one or more relays or for lights. Tasmota devices will be discovered by the Alexa app.

You do not need to install the Wemo app or enable the Wemo skill in Alexa. Just tell Alexa to discover devices of the appropriate type (plug, switch, etc.) and when it asks what brand device, scroll to the end and choose "Other".

Hue Bridge Emulation

For control of lights, color control (introduced in version 6.5.0.9), on/off, and dimming is supported. Enable Hue Bridge emulation and perform a device discovery in the Alexa app. No skill needs to be added to Alexa. Select Hue Bridge V1 as the device type.

Relays and lights with friendly names beginning with a dollar sign ($) will cause Tasmota to not "announce" them (i.e., be hidden) to Alexa. If they were previously discovered, they will still continue to work. As there are only four friendly names provided in Tasmota, if FriendlyName4 begins with $, component 4 and all higher numbered discoverable components will not be discovered by Alexa.

Hue Bridge emulation does not support sensors.