Today TP-Link let us know about a new feature for their Smart Bulbs, revealing that they now support the Amazon Alexa assistant in the UK with their new TP-Link Kasa smart home skill, that will be available to enable on your Amazon Alexa device from today.
Once enabled, you will be able to use Amazon Alexa to change the colour of your TP-Link Smart Bulbs and turn them on/off. TP-Link provided the following sample phrases for use with the new skill:
“Alexa, turn on my bedroom lights”
“Alexa, brighten downstairs to 60 percent”
“Alexa, dim the living room lights”
“Alexa, set the bedroom light to blue”
“Alexa, turn the kitchen orange”
“Alexa, set the kitchen light to cool white”
“Alexa, make my bedroom light warmer/cooler”
They are some pretty cool phrases as they not only allow you to both turn your lights on/off, but also control them in a number of ways, from dimming them to changing the warmth of the colour shown.
David Li, CEO of TP-Link Research America Corporation said the following about the new feature:
“TP-Link’s dedicated research and development team always strives for new ways to enhance the smart home experience of our customers, our successful ongoing collaboration with Amazon allows us to continue developing new ways for consumers to personalize their smart homes.”
Lewis Wu, executive vice president at TP-Link USA also added the following:
“TP-Link is strongly committed to the smart home category, through our relationship with Amazon’s Alexa team, we continue to find new ways to innovate and offer consumers feature-rich products that will make their lives easier.”
This new TP-Link Kasa skill will work with TP-Link’s LB120 and LB130 Smart Wi-Fi Bulbs, which are available to purchase from a number of retailers in the UK.You can find out more at the source link below.