The smart home is a constantly evolving beast, not always for the better. But as platforms integrate, disintegrate and sometimes break entirely, IFTTT is the glue trying to keep it all pieced together.
It's not perfect. As Nest users are made to migrate to Google's platform, IFTTT integration will actually break entirely. And you still can't use Alexa actions within IFTTT – i.e. you can't use IFTTT to trigger routines – which means there are still limits to what it can do.
Still, for those who are willing, IFTTT can add another layer of smarts on top of existing platforms, and help tie them together.
We already have a list of our best IFTTT Applets for the smart home, but below we've listed our top picks for Alexa specifically. And if there are individual platforms you're looking to integrate, such as Philips Hue, you can peruse them here.
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