Open or close Kodi with a SmartThings virtual switch


  • administrators

    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.

    Say:

    Alexa, turn on Kodi
    Alexa, turn off Kodi
    

    Profit.



  • 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.


  • administrators

    @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


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