Open or close Kodi with a SmartThings virtual switch

  • Create a batch file in c:\scripts called kodi.bat with these contents:

    if "%1"=="on" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi\kodi.exe"
    if "%1"=="" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi\kodi.exe"
    if "%1"=="off" taskkill /im kodi.exe

    Go here to setup the TRIGGERcmd SmartApp in SmartThings.

    Use the SmartApp to create a virtual switch for Kodi.


    Alexa, turn on Kodi
    Alexa, turn off Kodi


  • Kodi as a name works fine for me. even spelled it Kodi vs Cody or something. not sure what the issue may be on your end.

  • @Neflhiem, yea you're right. I was testing it before I told Alexa to discover my new Kodi virtual switch. I assumed it was failing because Alexa didn't hear Kodi right. I was wrong.

    Sorry about that. I re-recorded that video too:

  • @russ

    Hey Russ

    Need some quick help when you have a moment

    I setup everything to voice control apps with alexa and I can get everything running but when I say alexa turn off kodi....nothing happens.

    I tried to create a batch file to force close kodi but nothing happens when i test it on the command gui command editor

  • @esco0909, does it work from the SmartThings app? I mean can you toggle the switch on or off to see Kodi open or close.

    Also, I wonder if it works from the website when you click the Parameters button and type on or off?

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