1. psurob55's Avatar
    Just bought an Alexa.

    Setup is:

    TV STB (FiOS) -> Xbox One -> Yamaha (YSP-2700) Sound Bar <- TV (Samsung JS8500)

    Would I be better served controlling everything with the kinect (not hooked up yet) or buying a harmony hub and letting Alexa handle it all?

    Hopefully this is resolved by the Harman Kardon Cortana speaker next year, but I would like to make this all a bit easier, especially for when we have the in laws or someone else over babysitting the little dude.

    Thoughts?
    12-19-2016 02:51 PM
  2. Jez Corden's Avatar
    I think Kinect might be your best bet here. I'm not sure how Alexa would augment the experience, does it have an IR blaster? I'm not super familiar with them, but I do know Kinect will be able to control all of that, whether you use the Xbox legacy controls or Cortana.
    12-20-2016 05:38 AM
  3. psurob55's Avatar
    I think Kinect might be your best bet here. I'm not sure how Alexa would augment the experience, does it have an IR blaster? I'm not super familiar with them, but I do know Kinect will be able to control all of that, whether you use the Xbox legacy controls or Cortana.
    the harmony hub has IR blaster.

    I think you are right though. May just hook up kinect and go from there for now. Especially with the outlook of some cortana hub like devices slated for 2017.
    12-20-2016 10:17 AM

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