FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA -- D-Link announces that its Connected Home Wi-Fi Smart Plugs are directly compatible with Amazon Echo1, providing users the hands-free convenience of controlling their smart home via voice commands. Amazon Echo's voice-powered personal assistant, Alexa, enables users to control anything plugged into a Wi-Fi Smart Plug by simply saying, "Alexa, ask mydlink to turn on the hallway light."
This latest integration underscores D-Link's commitment to building an intuitive and customizable Connected Home experience. In addition to Amazon Echo and Alexa, the mydlink® Home app provides a wide range of options for controlling a smart home, including in-app recipes and IFTTT (If This Then That) support.
mydlink Home users can now create custom actions through the mydlink Home app, IFTTT and Amazon Echo for a personalized smart home experience:
•mydlink Home: In addition to transforming a tablet or smartphone into a remote control for D-Link smart products, the free app can pair D-Link Connected Home devices for a truly automated home. Possibilities include connecting a Wi-Fi Smart Plug and Motion Sensor, so a light turns on if motion is detected. For added value, D-Link's solutions are Wi-Fi based and free of monthly subscription fees – no need to worry about a smart home hub.
•Amazon Echo: Experience the hands-free control and convenience of Alexa, who can easily turn on a light with the Wi-Fi Smart Plug when your hands are full. During the holidays, tell Alexa to turn off a Smart Plug connected to festive lights. Headed to work? Users can say, "Alexa, ask mydlink to turn off the coffee machine."
•IFTTT: mydlink Home users can add or create "If This Then That" recipes for a range of tasks to simplify and enhance life. For example, D-Link's Wi-Fi Water Sensor alerts users when water is detected with a push alert and alarm. Add an IFTTT recipe to make the lights flicker to get your attention before a leak becomes a disaster. IFTTT recipes can also schedule a Wi-Fi Smart Plug to turn on a lamp when the sun rises, turn a fan off whenever you leave the house, or even sound a Wi-Fi Siren when a favorite team wins the game. Users can create and share personalized recipes for a chance to win a range of D-Link Connected Home devices at us.dlink.com/giveaway.
Availability and Pricing
The free mydlink Home app for iOS and Android is available now with integrated support for Amazon Echo1 and IFTTT.