Beginners questions smart home skill V3?

in my setup i can use alexa to control devices, i use the v2 syntax.

i’d like to switch to v3 syntax, it doesn’t work,

i took:

Switch LightSwitch "Light Switch" {alexa="PowerController.powerState"}

from example page:

buut it does not work, what do i missed ?

thanks in advance


Do you have error messages in the logs? What OH version is running? What version of Alexa binding are you using?

Package: openhab2
Version: 2.5.0~S1507-1
Priority: optional
Section: java
Source: openhab2
Installed-Size: 80,8 MB
Depends: adduser
Suggests: zulu-8 | zulu-embedded-8 | oracle-java8-installer | openjdk-8-jdk-headless
Conflicts: openhab2-online, openhab2-offline
Download-Size: 71,1 MB
APT-Manual-Installed: no
APT-Sources: unstable/main amd64 Packages
Description: openhab2
Linux installation package for openHAB 2.

do i need the alexa binding ? i thought the binding is for the alexa device itself. controlling devices over alexa, is done by thats connected to my local openhab instance

could you point me in the correct direction ?

thanks in advance


For using TTS commands you will need to install the alexa binding.

See the link above for how to install and connect.