Amazon Certification of Simple Control for Use with Amazon Echo Allows Voice Control of AV Gear and Smart Devices.
CUPERTINO, California — January 4, 2016 — Simple Control announced today that its popular iOS apps for control of AV gear and smart home devices have been certified by Amazon for use with their Amazon Echo product. Simple Control, a leader in IP-based home automation, is one of the first home control companies to gain Amazon Echo certification.
“We’re very excited to introduce the ability to control everything in the home through voice commands. This new capability expands the convenience of our home control system dramatically,” said Simple Control CEO, Will Price. “Whether you’re arriving home with both hands full of groceries, comforting a baby, or anything that preoccupies your hands, you can now switch on the lights, turn on some music, or really anything you want, simply by speaking commands to Alexa.”
Amazon Echo includes Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that can be used to give commands to Simple Control. Once Simple Control is paired with Amazon Echo, users can control the home environment simply by speaking commands to Alexa, such as “Alexa, tell Simple Control to turn on the TV in the kitchen.”
“Simple Control is also proud to be able to bring new levels of freedom to many people with special needs,” said Simple Control Vice President of Sales, Keith Pribyl. “For the first time, they can control their entire home simply through speech.”
The Simple Control and Simple System apps operate thousands of devices like TVs, cable and satellite boxes, receivers, Blu-ray players, lights, switches, thermostats and more. The system integrates interactive second-screen media guides and allows control of everything in the home from a phone or tablet. Simple Control also offers a Simple Blaster for control of IR-based devices and a Simple Hub for additional whole-home features. Learn more at SimpleControl.com.