Skip to content

Amazon’s Map View arrives to create a digital map of your smart home

The new Map View for the Alexa app should make managing devices in the app a little easier. | Image: Amazon

Finally, no more scrolling through an endless list of devices named “First Motion Sensor” or “Fourth Light” in Amazon’s Alexa app. The smart home controller is getting the option of a new user interface — Map View.

Launching November 14th in public preview, the new map interface allows you to create a digital version of your home’s floor plan and pin your Alexa-connected devices to each room. “Now you have a single place where you can quickly check the status of everything, see which Echo is playing music, see the temperature, see if lights are on or off, and everything is controllable from the map,” Amazon’s Charlie French, director of smart home, explained in an interview ahead of the launch.

First announced at Amazon’s fall hardware…

Continue reading…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *