Amazon Alexa Smart devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot can easily be connected with SmartThings to help you control your smarthome by giving voice commands.
With SmartThings, Alexa can control a plethora of smart devices like light bulbs, dimmer switches, on/off switches, thermostats, routines configured and locks.
Important: Taking your smart homeâ€™s security into account, Alexa is not able to unlock locks and will support Routines only with switch, lighting and, thermostat devices.
To get started with the process of connecting your Alexa with SmartThings, follow the steps given below:
Note: SmartThings account can be selected only if youâ€™ve signed up for SmartThings prior to 2017 May.
How to discover devices with Amazon Alexa
The above guide provides you a detailed explanation on how to permit your Amazon Alexa to access SmartThings devices and Routines. Next your Alexa needs to do is locate or discover the devices and routines. To do so, follow the steps below:
In case your Alexa does not start the discovering process:
As soon as the discover finishes its process, all the discovered devices and routines will appear in the form of a list in the Smart Home section under Devices option.
Thatâ€™s it! You can now use your Alexaâ€™s voice control for your SmartThings devices.
In case the feature is not appealing you, you can disconnect the connection of Amazon Alexa and SmartThings. Read on:
How to Disconnect SmartThings from your Amazon Alexa
For disconnecting in the SmartThings app:
For disconnecting in the Amazon Alexa app:
By uninstalling your Amazon Alexa from SmartThings app, you will also lose connection between Alexa and SmartThings. Moreover, your Alexa device will not be able to accept and follow voice commands for SmartThings Routines and devices.