Amazon Echo / Echo Dot Driver for Control4

Epic Systems


This driver allows you to trigger custom-defined Control4 programming events by simply speaking to your Amazon Echo!

NOTE: If you are using a SONOS ONE, ECOBEE THERMOSTATS OR AMAZON FIRE TV ALEXA's or ECHO SHOW, they must be registered to the same Amazon account as a standard ECHO or ECHO DOT, which is used for the device discovery process (and must remain connected for communication with Amazon)

Key Differences between our Amazon Echo driver and Control4's:

1) Ours DOES NOT require an annual 4sight license (at a cost of $100/year)!

2) Ours allows you to connect multiple Echos to your Control4 system, EACH WITH ITS OWN SET OF VOICE COMMANDS.  Control4's allows you to connect multiple, however they must all share the same set of commands.  So with theirs, you can't just have a command called "Apple TV" (for example), which turns on the Apple TV in the room that you are in.  You would have to create commands for "Living Room Apple TV", "Master Bedroom Apple TV", etc.

3) Ours makes a DIRECT CONNECTION within your home network between the Echo(s) and Control4.  Control4's relies on a cloud-based integration, which has already proven to be both SLOWER and LESS RELIABLE.  There have been multiple reports on the dealer and user forums of long delays and outright failures when responding to voice commands using Control4's Alexa Skill.

4) Ours auto-generates programming events for each command that you define - ON, OFF, UP, DOWN, and SET.  Control4's only gives you ON and OFF.  UP and DOWN events are very useful for doing things like raising and lowering blinds, light levels, volumes, temperatures, etc...SET is very useful for setting specific light levels, shade levels, volume percentages, etc.

Note: Driver license is per Control4 Project, not per Echo.  Driver supports multiple Echos in the same project.  This is a standard Control4 driver, no additional hardware required.  Driver installation requires a Control4 dealer.

We do not offer a 48-hour trial, however we do offer a 7-DAY NO QUESTIONS ASKED REFUND POLICY IF YOU ARE UNSATISFIED IN ANY WAY!

Current Version: 180

Sample Trigger words/phrases: family room,family room pandora,family room reggae,family room audio, house,house audio,living room music,living room audio,living room lights,living room shades,kitchen,kitchen music,master shades (raise/lower),master blinds (raise/lower),bedroom shades, bedroom music, bedroom television, television, tv, satellite, apple TV, fire TV,kodi, ...


Driver (v2) -8/3/2019 (Adds support for Gen 3 echos, dots, & spots.  REQUIRES Control4 version 3.0. See documentation in ZIP file, documentation in driver has not yet been updated)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You CAN NOT update from existing v180 driver to the v2 driver.  You MUST delete the v180 driver and add the v2 driver from scratch.  Please copy/backup your trigger programming before doing this!

Driver (v180) - 8/1/2018 (Fixes issue with UP/DOWN/SET events.  REQUIRES Control4 version 2.10.3+)

Driver (v.110) (use this if you are on 2.9+ ...however the UP/DOWN/SET events will not work...only ON and OFF for each trigger)

Documentation (v.110) 

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