Air Conditioner with Alexa support

Hey, i got 4 new Air Conditioner from a brand named “Home Deluxe”. They support WLAN with Alex and Google Home. Now my plan is to integrate them to my openhab instance.

In my opinion the Air Conditioner need a protocal which can be understood by akex/google. Is there anything they normally use? I haven’t find any informations about this brand especially.

Any tipps on getting started ? Best solution would be to directly control the AC but maybe an easier way would be to use an alexa binding for this?

Indeed, they use Alexa and Google’s published API.

But that’s not something you will be able to replace as that API is generally cloud to cloud. So what you need to do is either find out whether Home Deluxe publishes an API that openHAB can interact with or you’ll have to control the device through Alexa using the Amazon Echo Control Binding (note Google does not support controlling devices in this way through it’s API).

This is almost never an option. WiFi devices almost always require going through a cloud API.