If you have found that your Amazon Echo personal assistant voice commands have become a little limited, you might be interested to know that Amazon and IFTTT have this week announced the ability to create custom commands.
Using the IFTTT automation system Amazon Echo owners can now create custom triggers to help with automating different aspects of their life and smart home.
Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more. Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where we leverage the Alexa Voice Service to recognize and respond to your request.For example :
This Trigger fires every time you say “Alexa trigger” + the phrase that you have defined. For instance, if you set “find my phone” as the phrase, you can say “Alexa trigger find my phone” to make your phone ring. Please use lower-case only
For more information jump over to the official Amazon Alexa Channel on the IFTTT website that enables you to connect the Amazon Alexa Channel to 159 different Channels. Amazon Echo is now available to purchase direct from Amazon priced at $180