Got a brand spanking new Alexa Echo (& Echo dot. More on that below) and the initial setup was pretty painless. I added the Smartthings skills and created a few groups which included ST devices (among others). Alexa controlled the groups perfectly. Then my problems began
I noticed that many of the discovered devices were duplicated (i.e. Wemo and Hue devices) and not being aware that I could have filtered out the duplicates via the ST smartapp “Amazon Alexa” I disabled the Smartthings Skill. That did nothing. I then decided to reset the Echo by unlinking it from one amazon account and linking it to another account and went though the entire Echo setup procedures and re-enabling the required Skills… All my devices (& skills) were back to normal EXCEPT ANYTHING FROM SMARTTHINGS. I even performed a factory reset of the echo and the results were the same. No ST devices discovered.
I shutdown the echo and unpacked the new Echo dot… I went through the setup, added the required skills and once again, everything was fine except ST devices.
I have rebooted every that could be rebooted, removed and re-installed every required app but have made no progress. I am at a total loss.Why is this so difficult? The Wemo and Hue devices were discovered immediately and have worked perfectly since.