Amazon's Echo speaker can control your Wink-powered smart home

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Amazon's Echo speaker can control your Wink-powered smart home

If you've filled up your home with Wink-based lighting and similar smart appliances, you're about to get an easy (and official) way to manage it all with your voice. As of now, you can tell Amazon's Echo speaker to control Wink devices -- so long as they're paired, you only have to ask Alexa to "turn on the light" or "turn off the fan." Range limits will likely prevent you from using Echo's new trick around the whole house (you won't be putting on backyard light shows, for example), but this could still save you some hassles when you just want to relax after a hard day.

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