This is part 3 of the Home Automation Guide. This is a full guide to modern home automation using smart hubs, Z-Wave & Zigbee Devices, and other home automation tools. This guide uses the Samsung SmartThings hub and other hubs such as the New Echo Dot, Wink Hub, and Mi Casa Verde Vera Hubs.
A quick review of Amazon's new Echo Dot 2 (2nd Generation) with a comparison to the Amazon Echo and some home automation. I have the Echo and Echo Dot working with Samsung SmartThings and Nest Thermostat. I also compare the Echo Dot 2nd Gen to the Echo. The New Echo Dot works very well for playing music since it has an aux port. If you ask Alexa to play music, by default it will play from Amazon Prime Music but it also works with Spotify, Tune-in and a few other music services.