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Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

Last Updated on : 2021-02-18 07:05:55download

What you need to get started

Before using Echo to control your smart devices, make sure you meet the following conditions.

  • Stable Wi-Fi network which could access to Amazon server. (For mainland China users)
  • An Echo device, including Echo, Echo Tap, or Echo Dot.
  • An Amazon account. (If you don’t have an Amazon account, click here to register)
  • Tuya Smart App and a related account.
  • Smart devices.

Add devices in Tuya Smart App (Refer to App Instruction)

You can skip this part if you’ve already added some devices to your Tuya Smart account, and in the meantime, the devices’ names are easily recognized.

Download Tuya Smart App (Refer to App Instruction)

You can scan the QR code below to download the Tuya Smart App:
Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices
You can also search “Tuya Smart” in either App Store or Google Play to install the App.
Note: Tuya Smart app is just an App name (for example), you can download your app.

Register a Tuya Smart account and sign in to the App (Refer to App Instruction)

Open the Tuya Smart App, tap “Register” to register an account, then sign in to the App.

Add device and change device’s name (Refer to App Instruction)

Sign in with the Tuya Smart account, add the device, then change the device name to an easily recognized word or phrase, like “bedroom light”.

Set up Amazon Echo and enable Tuya Smart Skill

We suggest using the web for configuration in mainland China since Alexa App is not available here.
Users can configure Echo through the web or Alexa App.
Web configuration link: http://alexa.amazon.com/spa/index.html.
Search “Amazon Alexa” in App Store or Google Play to install the App.
We take App configuration as an example. Configuration through web and App are basically the same。

Set up Echo with Alexa app

You can skip this part if your Echo is already set up.

  1. Make sure your Echo device is energized.

  2. Make sure Echo is in a Wi-Fi network that can access Amazon services smoothly.

  3. Open the Alexa App by tapping the App icon on your mobile device.

  4. Type in your Amazon account and password, then tap “SIGN IN”.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

  5. Tap the hamburger menu on the top left corner, select “Add Device”, Select Amazon Echo in the Set up page.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

  6. Select the type of your Echo, then tap "CONTINUE ".
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

  7. Long press the dot button on the top of your Echo device until the orange light shows up, then tap “CONTINUE”. Make your mobile phone connected to the hot spot of Echo, then tap “CONTINUE”.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

  8. Select a Wi-Fi to let Echo have the access to the internet. Type in the Wi-Fi password, then tap “CONNECT”. Echo may take several minutes to connect the network.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

  9. Tap “CONTINUE” when Echo is connected to the network. After an introduction video, tap “NEXT” to finish the setup. At this point, the Echo configuration process ends.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

Link Tuya Smart account to Alexa

  1. Tap “Skills&Games” in the hamburger menu, then search “Tuya Smart”. Select “Tuya Smart” and tap “ENABLE” to enable the Skill.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices
  2. You will be redirected to the account link page. Type in your Tuya Smart account and password, don’t forget to select the country/region where your account belongs to. Then tap “Link Now” to link your Tuya Smart account. The country/region, the account, and the password must match with the exact content in Step 2.2.
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices
  3. Link with Verification Code, open Tuya Smart App, click"Me–More Services–Alexa".
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices
    Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

Control your smart devices through Echo

Discover devices

Echo needs to discover your smart devices before it controls them. After the skill binding is successful, the page as figure1 will Appear automatically. Click “DISCOVER DEVICES” to discover the device, or you can say “Alexa, discover devices” to Echo. Echo will discover devices that have already been added to the Tuya Smart App.
You can also tap “DISCOVER DEVICES” to discover the smart devices. Discovered devices will be shown in the list (note: the “DISCOVER DEVICES” function can only discover devices that have been added in the Tuya Smart App, but cannot directly discover and add devices).
Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices

Note: every time you change the device’s name on Tuya Smart App, Echo must re-discover before you control them.

Control devices by voice commands

Now you can control your smart devices through Echo. You can use the following commands to control your devices (e.g., bedroom light):

  • Alexa, turn on/off bedroom light.
  • Alexa, set bedroom light to 50 percent.
  • Alexa, brighten/dim bedroom light.
  • Alexa, set to light to green.
  • Alexa, set bedroom light to warm white.
  • Alexa, set air conditioner to 24℃.

Notice: The voice commands that the product supported can be viewed in the Tuya IoT platform-Voice Platform-Details.

Quick Guide of Using Amazon Echo to Control Smart Devices