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    Quote Originally Posted by peterf View Post
    I see the app has been released today in the Apple Uk appstore. I guess that means those with US versions can effectively convert them to a UK version.
    Think again sadly.

    Have just moved the app over to the UK version, LOTS of stuff missing, including IFTTT.

    The skill for total connect comfort still does not log in. I go to tthe total connect comfort web site and can log in fine. My evohome app on my phone logs in fine. Try giving the credentials to the alexa app and it states incorrect username or password.

    This simply isnt working outside of the US, and it appears that Honeywell or Amazon have somewhat dropped the ball on the deployment to the UK.

    Thos who have never had the Echo, will probably never know what they are missing, or will be dissapointed that they cant do half the stuff they have seen people doing on US youtube videos. Those of us that have spent a bit of time integrating Echo with suff like IFTT and other items will feel like its taken a big step backaward.

    Though in reference to this thread, even with the UK Echo App, it does not connect to totalconnect comfort, even though the skill is listed in the UK app. It simply doesn't allow you to log in.

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    that's a bit disappointing - especially no IFTTT - hopefully all this will be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange View Post
    that's a bit disappointing - especially no IFTTT - hopefully all this will be added.
    It looks as though until you reset the echo unit itself, the app will just take its lead from the Echo and log into whatever services the echo is registered with - so in my case its directing me to the US list of skills. So I can still see smartthings (whereas other UK users are reporting this is not available to them), but I can no longer see IFTTT even though it had been setup with Echo.

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    I have half a dozen Echo Dots ordered. They will integrate with HomeSeer which can connect to just about anything, so I see the dot providing a mix of "Alexa, close the lounge curtains" with some "Alexa, ask HomeSeer to set the Dining scene".

    Think I'll schedule a few weeks of configuring and playing before installing them round the house, don't want to ruin the whole experience for the rest of the family by putting out something that isn't useful and robust.

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    I was able to link my TCC account with my Alexa account this morning ( I'm in Ireland ) : I got the following message ' Alexa has been successfully linked with Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Europe.'
    I can also see all my devices now
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    Device is still in transit so will have to wait to play around

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorp1612 View Post
    I was able to link my TCC account with my Alexa account this morning ( I'm in Ireland ) : I got the following message ' Alexa has been successfully linked with Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Europe.'
    I can also see all my devices now
    aelxa.jpg
    Device is still in transit so will have to wait to play around
    It appears that if people have already been using an Echo, it will still be registered to the US site. And therefor the US skills list.

    At present the only skill Im missing is the Honeywell TCC. I have read that if the device is set up purely as a UK model and there are no links to the US skills list, then you may well lose the ability to access IFTTT through the Echo. If this is the case, then it's a bit of a toss up between losing the IFTTT functionality or not having direct Alexa control over the heating. I reckon I may sit on the fence until others report back their experience with TCC and Echo, as the connection to IFTTT is quite useful (although not impossible to workaround its loss using smartthings virtual buttons and switches).

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    Wow - just installed Echo, logged into the Honeywell account; it asked me to discover devices; it discovered all zones; I asked Alexa to set the temperature in the Reading Room to 23 degrees. IT DID IT!

    What more can I say? Clever Amazon and clever Honeywell!

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    I just connected Echo to my UK Honeywell account; it discovered 12 zones; and it works - only took 5 minutes! Chris

    And here is the proof: https://youtu.be/Opjo5DuqOVo

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    Hot water command coming soon - standby
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    It's good that DWH is coming. Quick Actions are the very obvious bit of the jigsaw missing at the moment. Alexa set heating to Eco would be brilliant.

    Luckily, at the moment, the Alexa-SmarThings integration seems to ignore thermostats. But its's going to get interesting when it does, because you'll end up with two clashing ways to change the temp of a zone! That is, assuming the official integration ever gets out of the door. Until then David's version is working well here.

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