Set Up ecobee Switch+ to Use Smart Lights with Alexa

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Get your Ecobee Switch+ connected to your Philips Hue smart lights for use with Amazon Alexa.
Before We Begin:
  • Your Philips Hue system must already be setup.
  • Your Ecobee Switch+ must already be setup & registered to your Amazon Alexa account.
Ecobee, Philips Hue, Amazon Alexa

1 Basic Setup Complete Check

In order to use your Philips Hue system with your home assistant, you need to first have your Hue system setup and working properly with the Hue app.

The icon for Philips Hue looks like this:
Philips Hue

? Is your Philips Hue system setup with the Hue app?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Get your Ecobee Switch+ connected to your Philips Hue smart lights for use with Amazon Alexa.
Before We Begin:
  • Your Philips Hue system must already be setup.
  • Your Ecobee Switch+ must already be setup & registered to your Amazon Alexa account.
Ecobee, Philips Hue, Amazon Alexa
In order to use your Philips Hue system with your home assistant, you need to first have your Hue system setup and working properly with the Hue app.

The icon for Philips Hue looks like this:
Philips Hue

In order to use your Ecobee Switch+ with your other home automation equipment, you need to first have your Switch+ setup and working properly with the Ecobee app.

The icon for Ecobee looks like this:
Ecobee

In order to use your device with Amazon Alexa, you need to first have your Amazon device setup and working properly with the Alexa app.

The icon for Alexa looks like this:
Amazon Alexa

  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 Hub.
    Hub
  6. Select Philips Hue.
    Hub Brand with Philips Hue highlighted.
  7. Philips Hue has two versions of their hub available; one square and one round. Select which hub you have.
    Philips Hue type of hub selection.
  8. You'll be reminded that, to continue, you'll have to have the Philips Hue system setup with the Philips Hue app first. You have already done this. Select Continue.
    Reminder to setup Philips Hue using the Hue app first, with Continue highlighted.
  9. The page for the Hue skill will be shown. Select Enable to Use.
    Hue skill page with Enable to Use highlighted.
  10. Sign in with the Email address and Password for your Philips Hue account.
    Hue sign-in with Email address Password and Sign in highlighted.
  11. You'll be asked to grant permission for Alexa to use Philips Hue. Select Yes.
    Grant Permission with Yes highlighted.
  12. Hue will be linked to your Alexa account. Select the X in the corner to close this window.
    Hue linked successfully with close X highlighted.
  13. Alexa will ask to discover the devices connected to your Philips Hue system. Select Discover Devices.
    Discover Devices with Discover Devices highlighted.
  14. Alexa will scan your Philips Hue for all the lights, switches, and sensors you use with your Philips Hue system.
    Alexa discovering Hue devices.
  15. Now that Alexa knows what is available to be added:
    1. Your Alexa system will need you to add each device you wish to control, so it can control each one directly. Select Choose Device.
    2. Select one of your devices, then select Set Up Device.
    3. Alexa will ask you to add the device to a group, so you can keep things organized. Select Choose Group.
    4. Select the group or room where this device is located, then select Add to Group.
    5. Alexa will let you know the device is now setup. Select Continue.
    6. Repeat these steps to add each device connected to your Philips Hue that you wish to control with Alexa.
  16. You can now control your Philips Hue lights using any Alexa-enabled devices you have in your home, as well as from the Alexa App on your phone or tablet.
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