OH3 Fan control with Alexa

I have a zwave fan working with Alexa where I can ask her to set the fan to a certain percentage, but I can’t ask her to turn it “off”.

I’ve added Metadata for the “powerlevel”:

it correctly appears in the Alexa devices:

Asking Alexa “Turn on Office Fan 50%” works perfect. I can also say “turn on Office Fan 0%” to stop the blades from spinning, but I would prefer to ask her to “turn off”.

I’ve added Metadata for the “endpoint.switch”:

which also appears in Alexa devices:

If I ask Alexa to “Turn off Office Fan”, she says that “Office Fan doesn’t support that”.

So, you can’t easy do this with the current skill implementation without adding a proxy item and some rules to control the on/off.

However, a new metadata syntax for the skill will be released shortly, including new fan capabilities that will match your setup. Feel free to join the beta test.

1 Like

That looks awesome. Is there a way to receive notifications when it is ready for release?

You can track the announcements category. An announcement will be posted once it is released to the live official skill.

This topic was automatically closed 41 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.