I am offically down to my last hair to be pulled out! I have been a 1.x user for a while and did a fresh install on a new Raspberry Pi (OpenHabian) recently. My house only has about 7 Zwave switches, 4 Hue’s, 2 Nests and a few other items so starting over was the easiest path for me.
I have OH2 running and everything seems to work from the web (started with a limited number of items to keep simple)
I setup Myopenhab Servce
Added the Private and UUID
I added OpenHab in Alexa App (Android) and signed in
When I scan for devices with Alexa all I see are the HUE items
I removed ALL itelms except ONE to see if Alexa can see that - NOPE!
Not sure if that is correct and I wasnt sure how to link per your recommendation:
Use HABMIN to link the item to the Thing’s channel.
EDIT: I think I got this part, the linking : In THINGS - under Channel “Brightness” I chose LINK and the ITEM. That seemed to work but still NOTHING in Alexa Scan
(I removed the ITEMS file altogether since I am using the GUI
Now Alexa SHOWS No Items and when I scan it again shows NO items… ugh!!
Remove the channel definition from your item. Get rid of everything in the curley braces. Define your item as such.
Dimmer KitchenIsland "Island" [ "Lighting" ]
Then go into HABMIN and link that ITEM to the Zwave 5 Thing.
In HABMIN, expand Configuration, and click on Things. Highlight your ZWave 5 Thing in the middle pane. On the right scroll down to Channels and click on it. then use the top left blue icon to link the KitchenIsland item you defined in text to the Switch Channel.
Thanks for that - did EXACTLY as you mentioned (perfect point by piont) but still NOTHING shows in Alexa
Since this is THE main feature I want I am thinking about doing a complete wipe and reinstall of OH2. Do you think that is a bad idea at this point? I don’t really have anything configured, its just not working in the most basic sense so I am running out of ideas fast and I don’t want to waster everyone’s time!
What do you mean nothing “shows” in Alexa? After Alexa does the discover process, it should announce how many devices it discovered. Did you get any devices found? Did you turn on the Enable Device Pairing in Paper UI in the Hue Bridge config? Configuration -> Services -> Hue Emulation (Configure)?
Once I removed the NEST and powered down my Hue Hub I have NO DEVICES discovered (Prior to that I use to get my 2 NEST and 6 Hue Bulbs)
To be clear - I thought Hue Emulation was NOT required anymore since Alexa was supoprted directly - is this wrong??? Is this what I am missing? I did NOT see anything about Hue Emulation on the instructions for setting up the new Alexa native skill
Oh, sorry, I made an assumption that you were using the Hue Bridge. I don’t have Alexa running with the Skill. Well, I do have the custom skill method working. Make sure you’re in the right profile. My wife and each have Amazon profiles. You may have the same. Tell Alexa to switch profiles if you have added the Skill in one or the other.
Ahhh OK soory I assumed the Hue Emulation was depreciated since this officla skill came about.
I dont think I have any profiles setup but I will definitely check that out. I added NEST and HUE in Alexa and its discovered everything perfectly - I added OpenHab, logged in and I see it in my Alexa app as enabled and as Authoirzed app in MyOpenHab so I ASSUME all is good there.
I see many people working perfectly right out of the box, so SOMETHING must be blocking it - Im going to turn on router logs as my last hope (maybe router blocking something) but otherwise I think a new install might be in order.