i´m currently trying to get my Homematic thermostats working with Alexa.
I only want to ask Alexa “What´s the temperature in the kitchen” and not actually change the temperature.
This already worked when i first implemented it but stopped working some time ago.
Currently Alexa answers “kitchen isn´t responding currently” (German: “Küche reagiert grade nicht”).
What do i have?
-Homematic items with ["CurrentTemperature"] tag
-Same items exposed to myopenhab,org
-Items and values are visible in myopenhab,org
-Items are found in the Alexa and added to rooms
-Also tried the same procedure with an zwave thermostat, same result
I already asked around the Homekit and Amazon Echo Control Binding but it seems to be something locally or inside the openHAB skill.
I already found this thread and informations about a v3 Skill that can be “build” by myself.
I´ve to say that i didn´t really understand the installation guide provided at GitHub here.
I´ve also found another about this issue but without answers or solutions
The documentation says i need to expose the items like it‘s described in the Homekit documentation.
And the Homekit documentation says i could use CurrentTemperature only or the the group if i need TargetTemperature.
Rename your item from “Temperatur Küche [%.1f °C]” to simply “Küche [%.1f °C]” (you can first try another name by renaming the item directly from the Alexa app).
in my configuration I have temperature items with the same name of other items/groups, but Alexa correctly understand commands like “What’s the temperature in the living room” or “Turn off the living room”.
As i‘m putting the items in Alexa groups of the corresponding room, the name in openHAB doesn‘t matter.
I already tried different names in oH and Alexa but it made no difference.
Alexa always says the same.
I also tried to directly call the name of the oH item and Alexa item, same result.
And the three temperature items are unique.