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Smart Home Skill - Set up with the Amazon Alexa app


Note: Using the Alexa Smart Home Skill with is only available in the US. 

In order to use with Amazon Alexa, you must have: 

  • An account powered by
  • Lights and/or thermostats powered by
  • An Amazon Alexa device and associated Amazon customer account. These include:
    • Echo
    • Echo Dot
    • Echo Show 
    • Tap 
    • FireTV Voice Remote 

To connect the Alexa Smart Home Skill to an account:

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap Devices icon.png in the lower right corner.
  3. Tap Your Smart Home Skills.

    Your Smart Home Skills (10-8-18).png
  4. Tap Enable Smart Home Skills.

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  5. In the search field, enter
  6. Tap Smart Home.
  7. Tap Enable.
  8. In the Username and Password fields, enter the account credentials.
  9. Tap Allow.
  10. Tap Done to leave the confirmation screen.

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  11. Now that you have turned on the skill, you need to discover your thermostats and lights. There are three ways to do this:
    1. When you tap icn-close.svg on the confirmation screen, a pop-up window will appear. Tap Discover Devices.

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    2. Add devices from the home page. For more information, see Add new equipment to Amazon Alexa.
    3. Ask Alexa. Say "Alexa, discover my devices".
      Note: If a light or thermostat does not appear, verify the device is plugged in and has an OK status on the customer website.
  12. After the discovery is complete, the devices will appear in Your Devices.

For additional information and example commands, see Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill.

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