Exceptionally smart: Control Home Connect appliances using your voice

Amazon Echo Dot on a table in the living room waiting for a voice command for a Home Connect appliance

Home Connect lets you easily control your connected home appliances via Amazon Echo. Use your voice to start programs, make settings or simply to ask about a current status. Not only can you connect your home appliances to the Internet, you can also benefit from a number of digital products and services.

Amazon Alexa and Home Connect

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The best way to prepare a lasagne with your oven? Alexa can help

Amazon Echo Show in Siemens kitchen in front of connected oven

What temperature? Direct heat or steam? You might be unsure about the optimal settings for your oven and individual taste. Fortunately, Amazon Alexa is always there to help you, whether it’s your next culinary masterpiece or a simple and quick dish. Ask Alexa how to cook fresh lasagne, and she’ll recommend the best settings for your oven. Just tell her, and of course, she will also start the oven for you.

Home Connect & Alexa

Truly impressive: Making coffee with Alexa

"Alexa, tell Home Connect coffee machine to make a cappuccino." You can use this and many other commands to easily control your Home Connect coffee machines. Which means that you have your hands free to do other things.

Amazon Echo on a work surface on which dough is currently being kneaded to bake in a Home Connect oven.

Hot and simple: Cooking and baking with Alexa

Connect Alexa to your oven and cooker hood, control it with your voice and call up its status at any time. Have your hands free for pots and pans, and still be able to control your hood to keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean with just your voice.

And, when you’ve already sat down for dinner, you can say “Alexa, ask My Hood to turn on the ambient light” to set the right atmosphere. You always have everything under control and save any unnecessary trips.

A young woman folding her laundry on a Home Connect washing machine.

Pristine results: Washing and drying with Alexa

Your Home Connect washer can also be connected to Alexa. Start special wash programs using a voice command or ask Alexa for the current status, e.g. “Alexa, ask My Washer when the laundry will be ready.” Or you can interrupt the wash cycle using a voice command in order to add more laundry.

Your dryer can also easily be controlled via Amazon Alexa. For example, say "Alexa, tell My Dryer to assist me” and you will be asked which program you would like to use.

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What is Amazon Alexa?

Amazon Alexa is a voice service from Amazon with which you can not only call up information, but also control numerous appliances (such as Home Connect appliances) using your voice. Amazon Alexa is based on skills which make voice interaction with products and services more intuitive. The Amazon Echo and the smaller Echo Dot loudspeakers are available for controlling Amazon Alexa. The main difference between the two devices is the loudspeaker, with the larger Amazon Echo having a better sound quality.

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Home Connect – home appliance brands

Home Connect kitchen from Siemens, including connected washing machine and dryer

A world full of possibilities. Connected to your home.

Take the next step towards the future: Find out using Siemens and Home Connect how connectivity can redefine your everyday life. This will change how you deal with your day-to-day tasks. Discover an innovate lifestyle – welcome to the future.

Bosch Home Connect appliances in a kitchen

Smart Today. Smart Tomorrow.

Bosch is Europe's leading home appliance brand. Consumers worldwide associate the brand with efficient functionality, reliable quality and an internationally acclaimed design. The "Invented for life" guiding principle also applies in the age of digital transformation. With Home Connect, Bosch is connecting its home appliances across all product categories and enabling its consumers to incorporate smart technology into their lives both now and in the future.

Gaggenau Home Connect cooker hood

Professional kitchen appliances for smart cooking at home.

You now have the option of operating Gaggenau appliances in a network. In addition to a professional cooking experience, enjoy an extra slice of convenience with Home Connect in your kitchen.

Amazon Alexa Downloads & Skills

In addition to Echo, Amazon provides a free app – a ''companion". Additional settings can be made using this companion. This is also where you will find the Skill Store for all Alexa Skills.

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You can control the important functions of your home appliances with just one app, even when you're out and about. Try the app now, even if you don't have any appliances yet you can see what Home Connect can do for you using demo appliances– there's no need to have Home Connect appliances already.

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