The PIXIE smart home ecosystem is under constant development and all internet-enabled functions require both the PIXIE Gateway (SGW/BT) hardware installed and setup and the free PIXIE Plus App.
Voice Assistant Control Available Right Now:
- – Google Home – Any google assistant enabled device
- – Amazon Echo (Alexa) – Any Alexa enabled device
- – Apple SIRI – Any SIRI enabled device – includes Apple Home Pod devices
- – Samsung SmartThings*
- – IFTTT
- – Apple Watch
- – Sonos (coming soon)
*Using the SmartThings ecosystems it is possible to integrate PIXIE with smart light bulbs like Philips Hue, LiFix and other quality smart light-bulb-style products which also have a SmartThings interface.
Inside the PIXIE PLUS App, press the cog in the top right hand corner. On the page that opens select “Integrations” for step by step instructions on how to connect Amazon and Google with PIXIE
More solutions will considered over time as they develop and become more popular in Australia.
Right now SAL PIXIE does not have any plans to operate with the open source Home Assistant, however PIXIE I/O ( input/output) hardware capabilities will provide low level – and on site – integration with other devices which are compatible with this assistant. This effectively means PIXIE can be integrated with Home Assistant.
Additionally, using Samsung SmartThings App it is possible to integrate PIXIE with TUYA devices – however the speed and responsiveness of that service and interface often depends on multiple 3rd parties which in our experience provides a sub-optimal experience. What this means is that YES, PIXIE can be integrated to control and be controlled by TUYA devices using a combination of SmartThings, PIXIE Gateway and other solutions.
Download the PIXIE Connected Home Concept Drawing below to understand how PIXIE operates with voice control