AcuRite Access and Amazon Alexa
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 20, 2018 but has been updated with new content for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Is Alexa the most popular name in your home? “Alexa, order dog food”, “Alexa, play country music”, or my kids’ favorite—“Alexa, tell me a joke.” I don’t know about you, but the first part of my morning routine is to ask “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” What if you could ask Amazon Alexa about weather conditions in your backyard or she could tell you the temperature in the baby’s room? Well, now you can! AcuRite® Access™ has the capability to connect to Amazon Alexa for users in the United States and Canada.
Our technical engineers at AcuRite have developed a skill for Amazon Echo (and other Alexa smart-speakers) that will make it even easier for you to interact with My AcuRite and the environmental monitoring data your devices are reporting. Try these commands:
“Alexa, ask My AcuRite for”:
- My outdoor temperature
- My wind chill
- My lightning
- My UV index
- My rain
- My barometric pressure
With these simple commands at your disposal, you will have quick access to the information you need to ensure that your family is prepared for the day’s conditions and get everyone out the door geared up for the day. Umbrella? Check. Winter coat? Check. Sunscreen? Check. You get the idea. Planning your Day with Confidence on those hectic mornings just got even easier.
The integration of AcuRite Access with Amazon Alexa is just the start of AcuRite integrating with the technology that you rely on daily in your smart home. As a busy mom, I can't wait to enable the My AcuRite skill on Amazon Alexa to make my life easier. Already have an AcuRite Access? Enable the skill today and let us know what you think.