Amazon Echo may join with SmartThings

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    Amazon Echo seems to have plans to team up with SmartThings to power various home automation features. SmartThings blog seems to have revealed the same. Amazon Echo will soon be able to power any SmartThings-compatible devices in the home through a simple shout-out to Alexa. That includes non-SmartThings items that are plugged into a SmartThings Power Outlet, as well as switches and lights from the company.

    Based on a demo video users who have both an Echo and any SmartThings products will be able to ask Alexa to turn on various devices by name, and even dim the lights.

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    The blog post has since been pulled, so there’s no word on when this will actually become official.