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How to link the Wemo device with your Amazon Echo

A feature of smart home technologies like Wemo® is the ability to control your devices using your smartphone, tablet or even your voice.  Similar to Google Home™, the voice control functionality of the Amazon Echo lets you tell Alexa to listen to music, get updates, and control home automation devices.  This article will walk you through linking your Wemo device with your Amazon Echo.
 
Before you begin
 
There are a few basic requirements before you can begin using your Alexa to control your Wemo devices:
 
  • An Amazon Echo
  • Download and install the latest version of the following mobile apps:
  • Amazon Alexa app 
  • Wemo App 
  • Your Wemo Account username and password.  If you do not have an Account yet, you will need to create one.  For instructions, click here.
  • Your Wemo device and the Amazon Echo are both working and connected to the same Wi-Fi.  For instructions on how you can update the Wi-Fi Settings of your Echo device using the Alexa app, click here.
  • A supported Wemo device to control.  The following Wemo devices are compatible with Amazon Alexa:
  • Wemo Smart Light Switch, F7C030
  • Wemo WiFi Smart Light Switch, WLS040
  • Wemo Smart Light Switch 3-Way, WLS0403
  • Wemo Switch + Motion, F5Z0340
  • Wemo Link, F7C031
  • Wemo Mini Smart Plug, F7C063
  • Wemo WiFi Smart Dimmer, F7C059
  • Wemo Insight Smart Plug, F7C029
  • Wemo WiFi Smart Plug, WSP080
 

 
Enabling the Wemo Skill in the Amazon Alexa app

The first part of linking your Amazon Alexa app with Wemo is to enable the Wemo Skill in the Amazon Alexa app.  
You can say "Alexa, scan for devices" and the Amazon Echo will look for your Wemo devices.  However, if your Amazon Echo could not find your Wemo devices, enable the Wemo Smart Home Skill to link them with the Amazon Echo.  Follow the instructions below to learn how:

NOTE:  Steps may differ if you are using an Android™ device.  An iOS device was used in the examples below. 
 
Step 1:  Launch the Amazon Alexa User-added image app. 

Step 2:  Tap the Devices tab at the bottom of the screen.
 
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Step 3:  Tap on YOUR SMART HOME SKILLS.
 
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Step 4:  Tap on ENABLE SMART HOME SKILLS.
 
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Step 5:  Tap the search icon.
 
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Step 6:  Enter "Wemo" in the field, then select Wemo from the list.
 
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Step 7:  Tap ENABLE TO USE.
 
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Step 8:  Enter your Wemo Account credentials, then tap Next.
 
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Step 9:  After logging in, the Amazon Alexa app will ask access to your Wemo devices.  Tap Allow Access.
 
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Step 10:  Once your Wemo has been successfully linked, tap Done to discover the Wemo devices you can control with Alexa.
 
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Discovering your Wemo devices
 
After you have successfully linked your Wemo device and Alexa, you will need to use the Amazon Alexa app to discover your Wemo devices.  Follow the instructions below to learn how:

 
Step 1:  Tap on DISCOVER DEVICES.
 
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Alexa will begin discovering your Wemo devices.  This may take up to 45 seconds.  A status bar in the Alexa app will let you know the progress.
 
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Step 2:  The Amazon Alexa app will show the number of devices discovered.  Tap CHOOSE DEVICE at the bottom of the page to complete the setup.
 
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Step 3:  The Amazon Alexa app will show you the list of Wemo devices found.  Tap the device that you want to add first and then tap SET UP DEVICE.
 
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NOTE:  If you have multiple Wemo devices linked to the Amazon Echo, you have to select the devices one by one and then tap SET UP DEVICE.
 
Once everything is set up, you can view the linked Wemo devices by tapping on Devices > All Devices on the Amazon Alexa app.  To learn more about the Amazon Alexa's features, click here.
 
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Related Articles:

How to create a Wemo Smart Home Group for Amazon Alexa
Wemo device not detected when linking to your Amazon Alexa
How to control your Wemo devices with your voice using Amazon Alexa
How to link your Wemo devices to your Google Home

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