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Controlling your Wemo® devices with your voice using Amazon Echo™

A benefit of Smart Home technologies like Wemo® is the ability to control your devices using your smartphone or tablet.  Using the voice control functionality of the Amazon Echo™, you can tell Alexa what to do with your Wemo devices.  Depending on what Wemo device you have, you can have them do a few different things:

  • Turn a Wemo ON or OFF
  • Control multiple Wemo devices at once using groups
 


Where to start
 
You need to link your Wemo devices to your Amazon Echo account.  To learn how click, here.


Before doing any voice control of your Wemo devices, you will want to check their names.  Alexa has a few recommendations and tips to use when naming your devices:
 

1.  Don’t use numbers, spell it out instead
If you have a Wemo device called Light Switch 1, change its name to Light Switch One instead.  This will be easier for Alexa to recognize.

2.  Be careful when naming groups
If you will be using groups, check the names you use.  If you give a similar name to a group that you have given a Wemo device, your Amazon Echo might have trouble with the command.  If it does, it will ask you to confirm which device or group you wish to control.  It is recommended to give your group a different name than your Wemo devices.

 

Voice commands that can be used

There are commands that can be used by all supported Wemo devices, while some can only be used by specific products.  Below is a list of some of the base functions you can use. 

QUICK TIP:  Your Wemo devices can be controlled individually or as a group through the Alexa App.

 
1.  Alexa, Turn (Wemo/group name) On - This will turn a Wemo or group of Wemo devices ON.  Any Wemo devices that are already ON will stay ON.

This is available on Wemo® Switch Smart Plug (F7C027fc), Wemo® Insight Smart Plug (F7C029fc), and Wemo® Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch (F7C030fc). 
 
2. Alexa, Turn (Wemo/group name) Off This will turn a Wemo or group of Wemo devices OFF.  Any Wemo devices that are already OFF will stay OFF.

Available on Wemo® Switch Smart Plug (F7C027fc), Wemo® Insight Smart Plug (F7C029fc) and Wemo® Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch (F7C030fc). 


Related Articles:

How to create a Wemo® Smart Home Group for Amazon Echo™
How to link your Wemo® devices to your Alexa™

Ways of dimming and turning ON/OFF a bulb using the Wemo® Dimmer
Wemo® Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer, F7C059 Frequently Asked Questions
Wemo® device not detected when linking to your Amazon Alexa™​

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