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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 or features must be manually enabled for voice commands in order to be discovered controlled by Alexa. In HS4this section, it's possible to enable root devices or features. For this skill, you should only enable devices or features that are directly controllable. To enable voice commands, navigate to the settings for the root device or for the feature, and tick the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:
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we'll show you how to check the voice settings of your current system and how to edit those settings to yield the best results.

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:

  1. Navigate to your Devices page and enable list view by clicking the List View button

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  2. Scroll through your list of devices and look for any instance of a microphone icon.
    • If a microphone appears next to the device, the device is enabled for voice.
      Note: Devices should ONLY be enabled for voice commands IF THEY ARE CONTROLLABLE. If devices are not controllable, be sure to disable them for voice commands.
    • If a microphone appears next to a feature, that feature is enabled for voice.

      In this example, the microphones show us that the device (Dual Lamp Module) is not enabled for voice and the that the features (Candle Lights and Sofa Table Lamp) are enabled for voice.

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How to Determine Whether Devices or Features Should be Enabled for Voice

In general, enabling devices is all that will be required for most systems.

However, if you have devices with multiple controllable features, you'll need to enable features for those devices. Such devices include (but are not limited to)...

  • Smart Plug Strips
  • Multi-Relay Devices
  • Dual Lamp or Appliance Modules

Use the guide below to determine which method is best for your specific devices and then check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox in the settings for the root device or for the enabling voice with your system. Then use the steps below to enable voice commands for your devices or for your feature(s). Use the appropriate option below depending on the type of device you wish to control.


Enable Root DevicesEnable Features
Use this option if the root device is controllableUse this option if the features are controllable

If the root device is enabled for voice, the discovered device will use the root name and it will be controllable.If the features are enabled for voice, the discovered devices will use the feature names and will be controllable.

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