I’m a new Homey owner and hoping to predominatly use Alexa to control my Homey.
After a few days of trial and error I’m finding that i cannot get my flows to work as i want. I’ve learnt that I need to use Virtual Devices to trigger the flows but the Virtual Devices that the Alexa app will recognise are very limited - I can only add a switch.
An example of the issue I’m having is with my TV. I’ve created a Virtual Device (switch) and can use Alexa to turn my TV on or off without a problem, until someone uses the remote to turn the TV off. This causes the state of the TV (off) to be out of sync with the Virtual Device (on). If I then ask Alexa to turn the TV on the flow isn’t trigged as Alexa thinks its already on. I have tried to create a flow which monitors the state of the TV (via a socket power meter) and changes the state of the Virtual Device accordingly but have had no luck in achieving this. It works when I test the flow but otherwise nothing. It should work but it doesn’t and I can’t for the life of me work out what I’m doing wrong.
Am i wasting my time with the hope of having voice activated automation with a Homey / Alexa combination? I’m sure there are much smarter people out there than myself who might be able to help or at least point me in the right direction?