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
Neflhiem last edited by
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYHbT05UMQc
esco0909 last edited by
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 www.triggercmd.com website when you click the Parameters button and type on or off?