It’s super easy to use.
Amazon knows its target audience and knows that its customers don’t want to be fiddling with a bunch of wires and gadgets to get a smart home up and running. That’s why it was wise to hide all of that stuff inside the smart speaker.
All you need to do is plug in a new light bulb — I used a Philips Hue light strip provided by Amazon for my tests — and then ask Amazon to “discover smart devices.” After about 45 seconds, Alexa will confirm it has found new smart gadgets. In my case, it found what it automatically named “first light.”
You can rename the light (or lock or outlet) anything you like using the Alexa app on your iPhone or Android phone. If you already have a Philips Hue Hub, you’ll need to tap the button on that so that it also recognizes the new Hue light (if you want to control that bulb with Siri or the Hue app, that is).
Source: Tech CNBC
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