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Every device that connects to Amazon’s Alexa

We’ve all heard the saying, “if these walls could talk … ” Your walls might be silent, but with the Amazon Echo, you might one day be able to talk to them. The Echo is a cylindrical, hands-free Bluetooth speaker. It has a built-in microphone that connects the user to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, a versatile AI capable of controlling nearly your entire home through the power of voice commands.

You name it, Alexa can make it happen. From light switches to power outlets to thermostats, the number of Echo-compatible devices has been steadily growing since Amazon’s public release of the device in June 2015. In addition, Amazon has connected Echo with a number of Web services in order to create a more holistic AI experience.

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On its own, the Echo is simply a wireless speaker that can answer queries like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana — a personal assistant with a loud mouth and some nice curves. When paired with smart home devices, however, Alexa becomes quite powerful. Joining with brands like WeMo, Philips, Caseta, and LiFX, Amazon has created a system that lets you control many aspects of your home just by talking to it. To help get you and Alexa off on the right foot, we’ve compiled a list of all the devices compatible with the Echo.

Alexa-compatible smart home hubs

If you’re looking to truly get as much power as possible out of your Echo, you’ll want to purchase a starter kit with a smart home hub. These hubs connect all your compatible smart devices to the cloud and use third-party apps that allow for compatibility with far more devices than Alexa can connect with natively.

Samsung SmartThings Hub ($99)

Samsung SmartThings Hub

The Samsung SmartThings Hub offers full functionality at a modest price, putting full control of your home into your hands. The SmartThings hub is capable of interfacing with more than 200 smart devices and includes a battery backup in case your power goes out. It lets you control things like the Honeywell Lyric thermostat, Cree LED light bulbs, and GE Z-Wave switches.

Related: Samsung’s 2016 smart TVs will be ready to take control of your smart home

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Insteon Hub Central Controller ($80)

Insteon Hub Central Controller

Insteon’s offering provides a fairly diverse suite of applications, including the creation of lighting “scenes” that you can quickly swap between. The hub also gives you control over your smart home devices using your Apple Watch and allows you to control Wi-Fi cameras that you might have installed around your home.

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Wink Hub ($89)

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What the Wink Hub may lack in power, it more than makes up for when it comes to compatibility. The list of smart home devices that work with the Wink Hub is substantially larger than any of the other hubs on our list, offering the buyer much more freedom to customize their smart home, regardless of brand. It works with the iHome smart plug, GE light bulbs, and more. Read our full review here.

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Vivint Sky ($60)

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Vivint’s Sky Smart Home Security system offers one of the most unique and versatile packages available on the smart home market. In January, Vivint launched integration with the Echo that allows users to command Alexa to activate home security, automatically lock doors and windows, and control the garage door. Vivint’s smart home system is the perfect choice for someone looking to keep their home safe and secure at all times. However, it does require a subscription.

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Scout Security Hub ($129)

Scout Alarm hub

Scout Alarm’s sensors relay information directly to the owner’s smartphone, rather than notifying an off-site security company first, for a DIY approach. Scout’s Hub works together with Alexa to connect with devices such as motion sensors, window sensors, and door alarms.

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Philips Hue Bridge ($60)

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The Hue Bridge from Philips is one of the most versatile lighting control systems on the planet, allowing for the connection and control of up to 50 Philips Hue smart bulbs and lighting units simultaneously. The system, compatible with Apple HomeKit as well, offers simple and straightforward functionality to help light up your life.

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Logitech Harmony Hub ($100)

Logitech Harmony Home Control

Logitech’s Harmony Hub, capable of interfacing with Alexa through the free IFTTT (If This, Then That) app, puts the power in your hands, working in cohesion with any of Logitech’s Harmony remotes to give you full control over your home. From lighting to temperature control to DVR, the Harmony system is the ultimate combination of home entertainment and home intelligence.

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