How To Add an ecobee Device to Microsoft Cortana

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Connect your ecobee Smart Thermostat to your Microsoft account through Cortana.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your ecobee account setup.
  • You must have a Microsoft Account.
  • You must have your Cortana app setup.
  • You will need a computer with internet access to link your accounts as shown.
Cortana and ecobee logo

1 Ensure Thermostat is Installed

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

In order to continue, you must already have your ecobee Smart Thermostat installed and setup.

? Is your ecobee Smart Thermostat already installed and functioning properly?

  1. My thermostat is already installed and functioning properly
  2. How do I set up my ecobee smart thermostat

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Connect your ecobee Smart Thermostat to your Microsoft account through Cortana.
Before We Begin:
  • You must have your ecobee account setup.
  • You must have a Microsoft Account.
  • You must have your Cortana app setup.
  • You will need a computer with internet access to link your accounts as shown.
Cortana and ecobee logo

An ecobee smart thermostat already installed

In order to continue, you must already have your ecobee Smart Thermostat installed and setup.

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your computer or mobile device has.

For Computers

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave

For Mobile Devices

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Click the Start button in the bottom left corner.
    Windows 10 Start Button.
  2. Start typing anything to bring forth the search feature then click on Notebook.
    Notebook icon highlighted in Cortana menu.
  3. Then go to Connected Home.
    Connected Home option highlighted in Cortana menu.
  4. And switch on the toggle under Enable Connected Home.
    Enable Connected Home feature highlighted in Cortana menu.
  5. Sign in with the Microsoft account you use with Cortana.
    Microsoft Sign In.
  6. Click ecobee.
    Choosing ecobee
  7. Click Connect.
    Connecting the service
  8. Log into ecobee.
    ecobee log in
  9. Authorize Cortana to use ecobee by clicking Accept.
    Accepting Cortana
  10. Now you can give voice commands to Cortana to control your ecobee.
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Cortana is not available for macOS.

In order to proceed, your mobile device must have the Cortana App installed.

Microsoft Cortana.

  1. Launch the Microsoft Cortana app.
    Microsoft Cortana.
  2. Go into the Menu.
    Menu icon highlighted in Cortana app.
  3. And select Notebook.
    Notebook highlighted in Cortana app menu.
  4. Then go to Connected Home.
    Connected Home highlighted in Cortana notebook menu.
  5. And switch on the toggle under Enable Connected Home.
    Enable Connected Home toggle switch highlighted in Cortana app.
  6. Sign in with the Microsoft account you use with Cortana.
    Microsoft Sign In prompt in Cortana app.
  7. Click ecobee.
    Smart home service selection screen in Cortana app.
  8. Tap Connect and login with your account for ecobee.
    Connect highlighted for selected smart home service in Cortana app.
  9. Now you can give voice commands to Cortana to control your ecobee.

In order to proceed, your mobile device must have the Cortana App installed.

Microsoft Cortana.

  1. Launch the Microsoft Cortana app.
    Microsoft Cortana.
  2. Go into the Menu.
    Menu icon highlighted in Cortana app.
  3. And select Notebook.
    Notebook highlighted in Cortana app menu.
  4. Then go to Connected Home.
    Connected Home highlighted in Cortana notebook menu.
  5. And switch on the toggle under Enable Connected Home.
    Enable Connected Home toggle switch highlighted in Cortana app.
  6. Sign in with the Microsoft account you use with Cortana.
    Microsoft Sign In prompt in Cortana app.
  7. Click ecobee.
    Smart home service selection screen in Cortana app.
  8. Tap Connect and login with your account for ecobee.
    Connect highlighted for selected smart home service in Cortana app.
  9. Now you can give voice commands to Cortana to control your ecobee.
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