How to Connect Ecobee to Alexa and Control Your Smart Home Devices

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How to Connect Ecobee to Alexa

Introduction

In this article, we will show you step by step how to connect your Ecobee thermostat to Alexa so you can control it using voice commands. By following these instructions, you will be able to easily integrate your Ecobee device with your Alexa-enabled smart home system. Once connected, you can use Alexa to adjust the temperature, set timers, and more. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Set Up Your Ecobee Thermostat

Before you can connect your Ecobee thermostat to Alexa, you need to make sure it is set up and installed on the Ecobee app. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to connect your thermostat to the app and ensure it is connected to your Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Download and Set Up the Alexa App

To proceed with the connection, you will need the Alexa app installed on your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t already have the app, you can download it from the App Store or Google Play Store. Once installed, sign in with your Amazon account and set up your Alexa device.

Step 3: Connect Ecobee to Alexa

  1. Open the Alexa app and navigate to the home screen.
  2. Look for the devices tab in the lower-right corner and tap on it.
  3. In the upper-right corner, tap the plus symbol to add a new device.
  4. Select “Add a Device” from the options.
  5. Scroll down and choose the thermostat icon since we are setting up an Ecobee thermostat.
  6. Select “Ecobee” from the list of compatible brands.
  7. Follow the prompts to connect your Ecobee thermostat to Alexa.
  8. Enable the Ecobee skill to allow Alexa to control your thermostat.
  9. Grant authorization for the Alexa app to access your Ecobee device.
  10. Once the devices are successfully linked, click “Close” to finish the setup.
  11. Click “Discover Devices” to ensure that the Ecobee thermostat is detected by Alexa.

Step 4: Test Ecobee Thermostat Control with Alexa

  1. Now that your Ecobee thermostat is connected to Alexa, it’s time to test its functionality.
  2. Use an Alexa-enabled device, such as an Echo Show, to give voice commands.
  3. For example, say, “Alexa, set main floor to 76 degrees” to adjust the temperature.
  4. Check the Ecobee thermostat to see if the changes have been applied.

Additional Features

If you have an Alexa device with a screen, such as the Echo Show, you can also make direct changes on the device by tapping on the screen. This added feature gives you the flexibility to control your Ecobee thermostat even without using voice commands.

Conclusion

By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily connect your Ecobee thermostat to Alexa and take control of your smart home devices. With the ability to use voice commands and make adjustments directly from your Alexa device, managing your home’s temperature has never been easier. Enjoy the convenience and comfort of a smart home powered by Ecobee and Alexa!

For a comprehensive list of Alexa commands that you can use with your Ecobee thermostat, please refer to the manufacturer’s documentation. Thank you for watching our video tutorial. If you found this article helpful, please give us a thumbs up and consider subscribing to our channel for more smart home tips and tricks.