To control a smart home device via Voice Assistant, the desired skill must be activated. Instructions for this can be found here. In addition, the microphone on the side of the Swisscom Box must be switched on, more about this here. By the way, you will only find this switch on the new Swisscom Box, but not on the Swisscom Box 21 or Swisscom TV Box (UHD).
Now you always say "Hey Swisscom..." followed by the specific device or scene you want to control/activate. For example, to turn on a lamp named "Cloud" say "Hey Swisscom, turn on Cloud".
The following options are currently available in the Smart Home Skill:
- Control individual devices by name:
"Hey Swisscom, [device name] switch on/off"
"Hey Swisscom, switch on/off vacuum cleaner"
"Hey Swisscom, switch sunshine on/off"
- Turn on a combination of devices:
"Hey Swisscom, switch on scene XY" > define in advance in a scene which devices should perform which actions
"Hey Swisscom switch on/off all lights".
- Switch on devices in specific rooms:
"Hey Swisscom switch on/off [room name]" > So if you say "Hey Swisscom switch on/off living room", all devices in the room "living room" will be switched on/off
- Switch lamps brighter or darker
"Hey Swisscom [lamp name] brighter/darker"
"Hey Swisscom [room name] brighter/darker"
"Hey Swisscom light (category) brighter/darker"
Alternatively, you can also speak a command using the microphone button on your Swisscom TV remote control. If you speak the command via the Swisscom TV remote control you can omit "Hey Swisscom". With the Swisscom Box 21 and the Swisscom TV box (UHD), control of the Voice Assistant is only possible via the microphone button on the remote control.
For illustration purposes, here are the compatible TV boxes:
Swisscom Box 21
Swisscom TV-Box (UHD)
You can find more application possibilities and inspiration in the following video by trainer Marcel of the Swisscom Academy
The Smart Home Skill is under constant development. If you have any suggestions, requests or ideas for improvement, please do not hesitate to let us know via our feedback form. Thank you very much!