Alexa Skill

Control your Bolt devices using Alexa

Alexa skills are like apps. You can enable and disable skills, using the Alexa app or a web browser, in the same way, that you install and uninstall apps on your smartphone or tablet. Skills are voice-driven Alexa capabilities. You can add Alexa skills to your Echo to bring products and services to life.

To download the Alexa app on your smartphone:

Once the Alexa app is installed on your smartphone, you can then link Alexa to your Bolt devices using the following steps:

Note: To be able to control your Bolt Devices, you must first have an account on the Bolt Cloud and have Bolt Devices configured on it. Also, You can only control sensors, LEDs, modules, etc. connected to Pin 0 of the Bolt Module. We will be updating this in the next versions of the Alexa Skill.


Bolt Cloud Dashboard

You can then search for Bolt IoT in the Alexa skill marketplace and enable the skill on your Alexa App or device.


Bolt IoT Alexa skill

Click "ENABLE TO USE" and the skill will ask for your Bolt Cloud credentials. Once you enter the credentials Alexa will be linked to your Bolt Cloud account.

Say "Alexa, open Bolt IoT" to select the bolt device you want to control. This has to be done only once.

If you have only one Bolt device then you can say "Alexa, Turn ON/OFF my Bolt device" to control it.

If you have multiple Bolt devices, then the skill will display all of them. You can then select your Bolt device based on the Sr. No. and say "Alexa, I want to set device <Sr. No.>".

For example:
If Alexa displays the following:

And you want to select BOLTYYYYYYY, you need to say "Alexa, I want to set device 2"
This will set your bolt device. You can now control it by saying "Alexa, Turn ON/OFF my Bolt device"

Following controls are supported:

Set your Bolt Device:
"Alexa, open Bolt IoT"

Select Bolt Device:
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to select device 1 in the list"
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to select bolt 3 in the list"
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to set device 2"

Bolt Device Controls:
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to Turn ON my Bolt device"
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to switch OFF bolt"
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to turn ON device"

Change the Bolt device you want to control:
"Alexa, ask bolt IoT to show my bolt devices"