The Neo Smart Blinds Controller is a bridge between your motorized blinds and the Internet. After purchase and installation you can use this app to control your blinds and set weekly schedules. A great addition to your smart home system!
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Voice controls are not intuitive
The app is fairly straightforward. Unlike the Google version that lets you use commands like “open” and “close,” the Alexa version has you say “on” or “off.”
It would be much easier to remember “Alexa, open bedroom window.”
I also had a conflict with the Lutron app. The Neo app seemed to take priority, and it had a preset room called kitchen. When I asked Alexa to “turn off the kitchen lights” she would now say something to the effect of “kitchen does not support that.” I had to delete the kitchen from the neo app.
Works Great, and...
I had no trouble setting up my blinds on my iPhone 8 and my wife’s 10R. It works perfectly and I really don’t use the remote anymore, just my phone. What I would like to see is the ability to move blinds up or down the list so I could prioritize them. Right now you can’t, the order you install them is the order they appear in a list format and it cannot be changed. Also, you can only set schedules for each room and not each individual blind. I’d like to see that changed. I don’t use Alexa, Google, or any voice controlled devices, just the apps that come with the hardware for my home security, lights, etc. I would hope that Neo works to improve their software over time, that’s why I gave it 5 stars, because although it needs some better functionality, it does work great and was easy to set-up and install each blind.
Easy install, works like a charm
We really wanted to be able to control our new blinds (4 of them) from our iPhones. The NEO Blind controller was a perfect solution. The setup for the controller was smooth and easy.
The surprise was how easy it was to connect the individual blinds to the NEO controller. Just push the button on the motor in the Blind and confirm it on the NEO APP.
The integration with Alexa worked right out of the gate. Just need to remember at this time Alexa only knows OFF and ON, soooo “Family Room OFF” is all blinds down and “Family Room ON “ means all blinds UP.
We love it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.