Hey folks, totally new to Hass.io - trying it out purely because of this ability to trigger Alexa routines. I use EventGhost at the moment. Have managed to use EventGhost to create a binary sensor (via Python) and trigger its state in HA - I want to use this to trigger my Alexa routines if possible. Alexa finds the sensor, but it’s not selectable as the trigger when I create my Alexa routine. I have enabled the ‘Enable State Reporting’ in the HA cloud component, re-enabled the Alexa skill, etc. - no joy. I am completely new to HA, so please be gentle (and do talk to me like an idiot, because I need clear instructions). The sensor does not show as an entity in HA - could this be my problem? Many thanks in advance.
EDIT: Damn. Fixed the issue (just needed to include the ‘door’ device class attribute in the JSON payload. It now appears in the Alexa app as a smart home trigger for my routines, but when I select it, I get ‘This device is not currently supported’. A quick look here: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/device-apis/list-of-interfaces.html tells me that’s because I’m in the UK, not the US or Canada. Us Brits get left behind ALL THE TIME with Alexa and it’s so annoying!
Anyone know of a way I can simulate a button instead of a sensor?