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Brooksie69
 


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Altox and Alexa

How good would it be if Altox got together with Amazon Alexa to create “Alexa turn on my cars heating”
I for one would find it very convenient to wake on a bitterly cold morning and just ask Alexa to turn my car heating on - I ask it to turn my Hive central heating on from the comfort of my couch so why not my car???????
I know Tesla have some form of Alexa voice control about charging and Climate Control, who’s as lazy as I am? As the fat lad from Bolton said about Garlic Bread - “it’s the future”
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My wife always laughs at me as I cant get my touch screen phone to work most of the time, lifetime of manual work means thick skin/scars and its bloody annoying at times, as for voice control forget it, even the voice control in a few cars wont work for me at all.
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Can Alexa not send texts or make calls like Siri can?
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Use IFTTT.
   
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Brooksie69
 


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Yep that’s how mine is set up. IFTTT has limits though, none of the uk mobile phone company’s sign up to it and Altox have no plans. I changed the heating time to 40 mins via the controller so every time I ask Alexa to trigger car heating I only have a pre-set time of 40 mins if Altox allowed the use of IFTTT I’m sure their algorithm would allow more user input and feedback but it’s a start.
I have Alexa trigger car heating on and off as well as status I have also set feed back to my phone so I ask Alexa but the feedback is still to my phone. I haven’t been able to get Alexa to feedback as there isn’t a IFTTT skill that allows feedback just the sms skill. Will keep looking though.
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