You'll need to add a user account to your HS4 system with your MyHS credentials and you'll need to enable Admin and Local permissions for this account. Once that's done, you'll need to enable voice commands for the HomeSeer devices or device features you wish to control with Alexa. Note that if you have multiple HomeSeer systems and a Premium MyHS account, you'll need to create unique MyHS users for each system. Please follow the steps outlined in this doc: Using Alexa with Multiple HS Systems. Then, follow the steps below:
Add MyHS User Account to HS4
Open your HomeSeer system's web interface and navigate to Setup > Users. Add a new user with your MyHS account credentials. Enable Admin and Local permissions.
Enable Voice Commands for HS4 Devices or Features
Devices must be manually enabled for voice commands in order to be discovered by Alexa. In HS4, it's possible to enable root devices or features. To enable voice commands, navigate to the settings for the root device or for the feature, and tick the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:
How to Tell Which Devices or Features are Enabled for Voice
Follow the steps below to determine which devices or features are currently enabled for voice in your HS4 system:
- Navigate to your Devices page and enable list view by clicking the List View button
- Scroll through your list of devices and look for any instance of a microphone.
- If a microphone appears next to the root device, the root device is enabled for voice.
- If a microphone appears next to a feature, that feature is enabled for voice.
In this example, the microphones show us that the root device (Dual Lamp Module) is not enabled for voice and the that the features (Candle Lights and Sofa Table Lamp) are enabled for voice.
How to Determine Whether to Enable Root Devices or Features
Use the guide below to determine which method is best for your specific devices and then enabling voice with your system. Then check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox in the settings for the root device or for the feature(s). Use the appropriate option below depending on the type of device you wish to control.