As more and more devices are turning ‘smart’, the list of those that can be controlled by Amazon Alexa is also expanding. The point of complete home automation does not seem that far now. Smart home devices that can be controlled by intelligent personal assistants like the Amazon Alexa include smart lights, smart bulbs, cameras, thermostats, locks and even doorbells. If you have recently bought an Amazon Echo device and are confused about how to connect your smart home devices with it, no need to stress too much. We provide below a step-by-step guide on how to connect smart devices with Amazon Echo Alexa.
There are two ways in which Alexa can control these smart devices. Some devices directly get connected with Alexa and are ready to be operated through it while others have to be first connected with a smart home hub which then connects to Alexa. In order to connect your smart home device with Amazon Echo Alexa, your smart home devices need to be set up and running. You would need to verify whether your smart home devices are compatible with Alexa or not. Further, it is advised that you thoroughly go through all the safety information for using your smart home devices with Alexa before connecting them.
Step 1: Make sure both your Amazon Echo device as well as the smart device you want to connect with it are on.
Step 2: Open the Alexa app and go to More > Add a Device.
Step 3: Select the type of smart home device you want to connect.
Step 4: Select the brand and follow the on-screen instructions.
You can also connect your smart home devices with Alexa through voice commands. All you need to do is activate Alexa by giving the command “Hey Alexa” > “Discover My Devices”. Alexa will then guide you through the setup. Moreover, devices equipped with Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Setup’ technology may automatically get connected to Alexa.
In this way, you can easily connect your smart devices with Amazon Echo Alexa. If you know of any other ways or means to do the same, we would be delighted to hear about it in the comments section below.
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