For this Christmas Eve, you may be looking for the Christmas lights to control it with using your voice. If you have Smart Christmas lights such as Twinkly LED Smart Christmas lights or Philips Hue Light Strips Plus, then you can easily control it using Voice Assistant device or smartphones. However, if you have old age Christmas light bulbs, then you can follow below mention guide for controlling Christmas light with Alexa, Google Home, and Siri.
To control Christmas tree lights using Google Home, Alexa and Siri you will need compatible smart plugs. Once you have it you can set schedule to turn on or off and Say Alexa turn Off Christmas lights or Ok Google turn On Christmas lights or Hey Siri Switch On/off Christmas lights. In the market, you will find many light bulbs but you will need the one which supports your voice assistant device.
Once you have a smart plug you will get numerous options to activate tree lights before sunset, create actions and reactions. Now before moving ahead let’s check out the best smart plugs for Alexa, best smart plugs for Google Home and the best smart plugs for HomeKit. Pick the one and follow the below-mentioned steps to setup.
How to Control Christmas Tree lights with Alexa, Google Home or Siri
- Control Christmas Light Using Amazon Echo Devices
- Control Christmas Light Using Google Assistant
- Control Christmas Light Using Siri (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple HomePod)
Control Christmas Light Using Amazon Echo Devices
First of all, make sure that your Smart Plug is turned on so that Alexa can easily scan and find it.
Step #1: Launch the App app on your iOS or Android device.
Step #2: In the smart home section, locate your smart plug.
Step #3: Now, change the name and set it to “Christmas lights”.
Step #4: Finally, tap on the save button.
Step #5: Plug your Christmas tree lights into an Alexa compatible plug.
Kindly note that some smart plugs require Alexa skill to get started.
Control Christmas Light Using Google Assistant
Step #1: Open the Google Home app on your mobile device.
Step #2: Tap on Add then go to Set up device > Have something already set up?
Step #3: Tap on the smart plug service and follow the on-screen steps.
Step #4: Once you are done with Pairing, tap on the back.
Step #5: Now, tap on device > Settings > NAME > enter “Christmas Tree” > and hit SAVE.
Step #6: Finally, Plug your Christmas tree lights into a compatible smart plug.
Control Christmas Light Using Siri (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple HomePod)
Step #1: Launch the Home app on your iPhone or iPad device.
Step #2: Tap on the + symbol from the top right of the screen.
Step #3: Now, tap on the Add accessory button.
Step #4: Find the 8 digit HomeKit code either on the side of your device or on a card in the box and scan it with your phone.
Step #5: Change the name of your plug to “Christmas lights” and save it.
Step #6: Plug your Christmas light into a Homekit supported smart plug and Say “Hey Siri, turn on Christmas Lights”.
Note: If you assign HomeKit compatible plugs to a Hue-enabled switch, then you can also control your Christmas lights from Hue Tap, add other devices for creating a Christmas scene, dim lights, close your blinds, and even lock/unlock your door.
I hope you like this guide for controlling smart Christmas lights using Siri, Google Home, and Alexa. Do share your feedback with us in the comments section.