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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 the 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:
  1.   An Amazon Echo
  2.   The Amazon Alexa App downloaded and installed on your device
  3.   The Wemo App downloaded and installed on your device, and associated with your Wemo device
  4.   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

Linking Wemo with your Amazon Echo

To link the Amazon Echo with your Wemo devices, make sure that your Wemo device and the Amazon Echo are both working and connected to the same Wi-Fi.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

Once done you only have to say, "Alexa, scan for devices", and the Amazon Echo will look for your Wemo devices.  This is true if you have a Wemo Switch, Wemo Mini, Wemo Insight, or a Wemo Light Switch.  If you have a Wemo Dimmer, it will require you to enable the Wemo Smart Home Skill first to link it with the Amazon Echo.

Enabling the Wemo Skill in the Amazon Alexa App

The first part of linking your Amazon Echo App with Wemo is to enable the Wemo Skill in the Amazon Alexa App.

NOTE:  Steps may differ if you are using an Android™ device.
Step 1:  Open the Amazon Alexa App.  On the home page, tap the Devices tab located on the lower right-hand corner of the app.

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Step 2:  Tap on YOUR SMART HOME SKILLS at the bottom of the DEVICES tab.
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Step 3:  Tap ENABLE SMART HOME SKILLS to see the list of smart home skills that you can enable.
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Step 4:  Tap the magnifying glass icon to search.
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Step 5:  Type "Wemo" in the Keyword or skill name field and tap Search at the bottom, then select Wemo from the list.
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Step 6:  Tap ENABLE TO USE.
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Step 7:  Enter your Wemo account Email Address and Password.  Tap Next.
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Step 8:  After logging in, the Amazon Alexa App will ask access to your Wemo devices.  Tap Allow Access.
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Step 9:  Once your Wemo has been successfully linked, tap Done to discover the Wemo devices you want to 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.  

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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 see the linked Wemo 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

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