Authorize New Devices with Echo

(Jake Kausler) #1

This may have a simple solution, but I haven’t been able to find it yet. Does anyone know of a way to authorize new smartthings devices in the Alexa app without disabling and re-enabling the smartthings skill? I just got my hub and am adding several new switches as I think of them. Right now, though, Alexa’s discovery doesn’t discover my new switches until I disable the app, re-enable it, and authorize all my switches again. I can see this being a pain once I have more switches. Any help is appreciated.


You can also do it from the smartthings side, which may be easier for you.

See step 10A) in the community echo FAQ:

(Darc Ranger) #3

You missed the step of adding the new switches to “Amazon Echo smartapp” in SmartThings. You can do that through the SmartThings phone app.

(Jake Kausler) #4

Oh my gosh, thank you so much. I didn’t realize there was a place to do it in smartthings. This helps a ton.