While I was asleep last night, Amazon pushed an Amazing update out to Echo. Echo can now talk to my Philips Hue lights AND my WeMo Home Automation devices!
You can now say things like
Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights.
Alexa, turn on the coffee!
I tried out these very commands this morning. The results…? My life is now complete. The home automation scene NEEDED a device like this… an omni-directional speech recognition device that integrates to existing platforms. And now we have it. At least, the start of it. I would love to see Dropcam and Nest integration among other things.