With Alexa, you can create voice-first experiences that provide a more intuitive way to interact with lights, switches, and plugs. Expand your product’s capabilities and enable your customers to easily control their lights and devices with voice and automation based on time-of-day and triggers.
Here are just a few of the reasons customers love using Alexa-connected lights and other devices.
Let customers simply use their voice to turn on and off lights and plugged in devices with Alexa.
Change the color and temperature for color-changing and tunable light bulbs.
Enable customers to control the brightness of devices such as light bulbs or dimmer switches.
Customers can use Routines to set automated experiences based on time-of-day and triggers.
With Hunches, Alexa can proactively act based on your customers’ usage, like reminding customers to turn off a light before going to bed.
Your customers can add your devices to Groups to control multiple smart home devices with simple commands, like "Alexa, lights on."
Learn how TP-Link reduced its device setup process from 15 taps to near zero, making its popular smart plug even easier to set up and operate. Now customers can simply plug the device right out of the box and get connected in as little as under a minute.
You can build smart home products that customers can control from millions of Alexa devices.
Certifications: Works With Alexa, Certified for Humans
Certifications: Works With Alexa
Technology: Smart Home Skill API
Certifications: Works with Alexa
Choose from multiple options to connect your lights, switches, and plugs to Alexa
|Local Connection||On the Cloud||On Device Module||Alexa Built-in|
|Connectivity Type||Connect via local connectivity protocols||Connect your cloud to Alexa's cloud with Alexa skills||Add an on-device hardware module||No additional integration required; use your existing AVS client|
|Technology||Zigbee, Z-Wave and other local conncetivity protocols||
Smart Home Skill API, Custom Skill API, Multi-Capability Skills
Alexa Connect Kit (ACK)
|Alexa Voice Service (AVS) API|
Zigbee or Z-Wave certified
|Requires your own device cloud||Managed service: No need to create a skill or manage cloud service||Must have a microphone and meet AVS development requirements.|
Zigbee or Z-Wave certified devices
Any smart device with Wi-Fi
Any device with a microcontroller
|Any device with Alexa Built-in|
|Voice User Interface||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined) or custom built||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)||Pre-built (Amazon-defined)|
|Certification Eligibility||Works with Alexa||Works with Alexa||Works with Alexa||Alexa Built-In|
|Development Information||Zigbee and Echo Plus||Smart Home Skill API||Alexa Connect Kit||Smart Home for AVS|