I used to be able to say “fan off”, but this is no longer recognized as of several months ago. I now have to specifically say “turn off fan”. This is not how I typically control my devices. It’s usually (device name) (command). So I run into this issue every single day now. Anybody else run into this and have a solution?
Similar problems with Google Home (Google ‘retire’ various voice commands, so I have to find something that works).
As a workaround (for Google, assuming Alexa has similar functionality), I set up a routine so that a custom phrase of my choosing (“fan off”) executes the command ‘turn off fan’
Thanks for the idea. I have 6 fans, so that meant setting up 6 separate Alexa routines. But at least I don’t have to repeat myself everyday. The below exchange used to happen at least twice a day. Seriously, how hard is it to process the word “off”?
Me: Alexa, fan X off
Alexa: This device doesn’t support that
Me: @&$#% again!?
Me: Alexa, turn off fan X