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How to Add an Ikea Tradfri Gateway to Alexa

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Introduction

In This Guide

1 Enable Amazon Alexa

  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Go to Integrations.
    Integrations option highlighted in app settings.
  4. Then select Amazon Alexa.
    Amazon Alexa option highlighted in app settings.
  5. Tap Enable.
    Enable option highlighted for Amazon Alexa in app settings.
  6. Then sign in with your Amazon account and allow Ikea Trådfri to access your profile.
    Amazon sign in prompt in when enabling the assistant in app.

2 Add Smart-Home Device

There are multiple ways to add a new Smart Home device to the Alexa service.

You may need to switch to another method if one does not work. Some devices need more information to be recognized.

Using Voice Commands

  1. Activate Alexa (usually, you can say "Hey Alexa").
  2. Say "Discover My Devices".
  3. The Alexa system will attempt to find any available smart home devices and prompt you through setting them up.
  4. Listen carefully to what Alexa says and respond with the information for your device.

Using The Smartphone App

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select Smart Home Devices.
    Smart Home Devices
  3. Select Add.
    Add Device
  4. Select Add Device.
  5. Select the category of your device.
  6. Select the brand of your device.
  7. Follow the instructions on screen to connect your smart home device to Alexa.

Using Your Computer

This option only works if you already have an Alexa speaker setup with your Amazon account.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. In the address bar, type alexa.amazon.com, and press enter or return.
    Browser with address typed in and highlighted.
  3. Enter your Amazon account Email and Password, then select Sign In.
    Alexa sign in with Email Password and Sign In button highlighted.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to connect your Smart Home device to the Alexa services.

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In This Guide
  1. Launch the Ikea Trådfri app on your mobile device.
    Ikea Trådfri.
  2. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon highlighted in Ikea Tradfri app.
  3. Go to Integrations.
    Integrations option highlighted in app settings.
  4. Then select Amazon Alexa.
    Amazon Alexa option highlighted in app settings.
  5. Tap Enable.
    Enable option highlighted for Amazon Alexa in app settings.
  6. Then sign in with your Amazon account and allow Ikea Trådfri to access your profile.
    Amazon sign in prompt in when enabling the assistant in app.

There are multiple ways to add a new Smart Home device to the Alexa service.

You may need to switch to another method if one does not work. Some devices need more information to be recognized.

Using Voice Commands

  1. Activate Alexa (usually, you can say "Hey Alexa").
  2. Say "Discover My Devices".
  3. The Alexa system will attempt to find any available smart home devices and prompt you through setting them up.
  4. Listen carefully to what Alexa says and respond with the information for your device.

Using The Smartphone App

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select Smart Home Devices.
    Smart Home Devices
  3. Select Add.
    Add Device
  4. Select Add Device.
  5. Select the category of your device.
  6. Select the brand of your device.
  7. Follow the instructions on screen to connect your smart home device to Alexa.

Using Your Computer

This option only works if you already have an Alexa speaker setup with your Amazon account.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. In the address bar, type alexa.amazon.com, and press enter or return.
    Browser with address typed in and highlighted.
  3. Enter your Amazon account Email and Password, then select Sign In.
    Alexa sign in with Email Password and Sign In button highlighted.
  4. Follow the instructions on screen to connect your Smart Home device to the Alexa services.