Smart home gadgets exist to make your life easier, but there's one way they almost universally make it harder: setup. It's easy to say "turn on the kitchen lights," but more complicated to get everything on the right Wi-Fi connection and grouped for that convenience. That is, unless you use Alexa. Turns out, you can add devices to groups with just your voice.
- "Alexa, add the lamp to the living room group."
Organize your smart home devices into groups and control them all with one command. Just ask to create a group or add and remove devices from your smart home group.
I don't have much in the way of Alexa-compatible lights or switches to confirm the full workflow, but attempting to add a device verbally via the app indicates the functionality is present, though we aren't entirely sure when it went live.
Either way, grouping Alexa-compatible hardware should be a whole lot easier now.