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

If the 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.

How to Enable Voice Commands for devices or Features

Voice commands can be enabled by editing the settings of of a single device or by using the Bulk Edit feature or HS4.

  • To enable voice commands for a single device,
    1. Navigate to the settings for its device or for its feature(s),
    2. Check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:

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  • To enable voice commands for multiple devices,
    1. Enable bulk editing by clicking the Bulk Edit button.

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    2. Check the check boxes next to the devices or features you wish to enable
      Note: If you check the device check box, the feature check boxes will also be checked by default. Be sure to un-check the feature check boxes before enabling voice for these devices.

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    3. Open the Bulk Action menu at the top of the devices page and select Enable Voice

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How to Change Voice Command Names

By default this integration is designed to recognize the Device Name or Feature Name in your spoken commands. However, this may not always be desirable. For example, let's say you have a Floodlight Sensor device with a feature called Switch. Normally, you'd have to speak "Alexa, tell HomeSeer to turn on the Floodlight Sensor Switch". That's pretty wordy and not very intuitive. To improve on this, we've included a Voice Command field that's designed to override the name field. To use it...

  1. Navigate to the settings page of the device or feature you wish to edit
  2. Enter the name you wish to speak into the Voice Command Field
  3. Click the Save button

In the example below, "Flood Lights" are entered into the Voice Command field. The resulting spoken command now becomes: "Alexa, tell HomeSeer to turn on the Flood Lights".

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Smart Home Skill Setup

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device or visit https://alexa.amazon.com from your web browser and sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Click or tap Skills or Skills & Games and search for HomeSeer.
  3. Select HomeSeer Home Automation Skill and click Enable.
  4. Our MyHS login page will appear. Enter your credentials and click Log In.
  5. Close the login window after successful account linking

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