I’m able to control my Philips Hue Lamps with my Alexa Plus (integrated Hue Bridge). But I can’t activate the Hue Binding because I need the IP of the bridge, and I don’t know, if I’m just not able to finde the right Username, or if it’s not possible to use the Echo Plus as a bridge in openHAB.
Hopfully somebody have an idea how to fix this, because I don’t want to buy a extra bridge, if not
(p.s.: Sorry for my bad Englisch skills) thank you in advance
Thanks for the reply. I think the main features like: dimming, Light colour etc. are available on the Pro.
But to connect to the bridge I need the IP of the bridge. If i try to handle my Echo Pro as the bridge and try to use this IP (in my case xxx.xxx.xxx.33) im not able to connect. Neither in the Hue App or openHAB. If i try to find out the IP e.g. with this (https://discovery.meethue.com/) link I don’t get any response. And without the IP i can’t get the Username. So it’s not possible for me to follow the instructions…
You are right, there is only the Amazon Echo Plus, my fault. When I try to use the hue emulation the status is: OFFLINE - CONFIGURATION_ERROR. It tells me: “Failed to create new user on hue bridge.” Im not sure which IP I should use. The one, where I host OH, or the one from Alexa?
And where do i get the username from?
After some research I came to the conclusion that it will not be possible to connect your Echo Plus via the Hue binding to openHAB. The Echo Plus supports limited features and bulbs. No sensors. And so on. Even Philips mentions on their own website that you will get way more functionality out of your lights if you use a Hue Bridge.
Most important reason: it contains a ZigBee transmitter/receiver not the Hue REST API.