Joining Gear to Echo Plus

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app and click on the Smart Home icon

  2. Scroll down to Your Smart Home Skills and click on Enable Smart Home Skills

  3. Search for SmartThings and link your account by logging in

  • this will link all your devices and scenes currently added to the SmartThings hub

  1. In the Devices screen click on the + icon in the top right corner

  2. Select Add Group and choose a room name

  3. Select the Gears that will be part of the group

  4. Now you can use the following commands which Alexa can process:

  • "Turn on [room]" - all blinds go up

  • "Turn off [room]" - all blinds go down

  • "Set [room] to ___%" - all blinds go to desired percentage

Enabling Voice Commands to Use SmartThings Scenes

  1. In the Amazon Alexa app, click on the menu and go into Routines

  2. Click on Settings and navigate to the Assistant tab to select Routines

  3. Add a new routine by clicking on the + icon on the top right and set up the following

  • When this happens > Voice and enter the phrase as [voice command]

  • Add Action > Smart Home > Control Scene and select [scene name]

  • Click on Add and then Create

  1. To execute the scene say "Alexa, Open [voice command]"

Optional Voice Command Modifications

  1. In the Amazon Alexa app, click on the menu and go into Routines

  2. Click on Settings and navigate to the Assistant tab to select Routines

  3. Add a new routine by clicking on the + icon on the top right and set up the following

  • When this happens > Voice and enter the phrase as Open [Room] (or Close [Room])

  • Add Action > Smart Home > Control Group and select [Room] with the Turn On (or Turn Off)option

  • Click on Add and then Create

  1. To operate the blinds, you can now say "Alexa, Open [Room]" or "Alexa, Close [Room]" to fully open or close shades

Additional Notes

  • Be careful not to name the group very similarly to the name of the scene

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