Xiaomi is one of the main tech companies in Europe and beyond its mobile devices, its ecosystem of connected products within Xiaomi Mi Home is increasingly extensive, including lights, smart plugs or even products. more specific ones like rice cookers, toothbrushes, teeth and even smart heating like the one we were able to review.
The Xiaomi home automation system can be controlled from the Mi Home app and is constantly updated to be as versatile as possible, adding functions such as Android 11 shortcuts and integrating with voice assistants such as Google Home and Alexa. Today we show you how to integrate the platform so that you can control your devices supported by Amazon Echo.
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How to integrate Xiaomi home automation with Alexa
One of the strengths of Alexa, the assistant we have in mind in Amazon Echo, is its ability to expand its functions through skills. Nail skill this would be the equivalent of installing an application for the voice assistant, capable of adding new features or extending functions. In the case of Xiaomi, the company has several skills to integrate your home automation platform.
- The first step is to open the Alexa app on our mobile, which you should have installed to configure your Amazon Echo.
- In the bottom bar, we like 5 buttons: Start, Communication, Play, Devices and more. Click on More.
- We select the option Skills and games.
- After pressing it, we will enter the Skills menu. At the top right, we will see a magnifying glass button. We click on it.
- We write Xiaomi Home.
- Several results will appear in the search, we select the one with the Xiaomi Mi Home logo.
- By tapping on it we will go to the Xiaomi Home section. Click on the button Allow its use.
- Tapping on it will take us to a website where we will have to enter our Xiaomi account.
- It is essential that the Xiaomi account we link is the same as the one we use in the Mi Home app.
Once linked, it will show us a success message and prompt us to link and configure our Mi Home devices in Alexa. Depending on the device we are using, it will have more or less capabilities, and while cameras or bulbs have quite a bit of functionality, in the case of devices like the heater, the only options available are to turn it on. or turn it off. This is not a big deal because the integration with Alexa does not exclude Mi Home and you can continue to use the app.
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