Hey Ryan - Here's another one....
What is the "right" process for enabling an Alexa skill and connecting ICHA/Axial Control to the Alexa plugin?
There seem to be two Alexa skills published:
Which one should a new user install? I've tried both and while Alexa reponds to "Ask InControl to..." with both of them nothing happens. With InControl the "Discover Devices" comes up empty, but without any error messages. When attempting activation there are no log entries for a specified device, and no complaints from Alexa about a missing device.
Is this "linking" page obsolete and if so shouldn't it be removed? http://www.incontrolha.com/alexa
I've also tried the newer "Axial Control" skill referenced in the Forums and was able to link it with my Axial Server account. However, when I do a Discover Devices the only thing that shows up in the "Devices" tab are my scenes, and the "Scenes" tab is empty. I noticed that I had some special characters (dash and forward slash) in the scene names, so I removed those, disabled the Axial Control skill and re-enabled it, and logged in using my Axial Control username (email) and password. The special characters in the scene names (shown in the Device panel) were still there.
I am using direct connect as well as the cloud account - is that a problem?
Any help welcome.