Creating smart home device group allows you to use a single command to turn on or turn off the devices. Normally, such groups are created when you have installed smart home devices in multiple rooms of your house. Once you make the group, you can use Alexa to control smart home devices. Check this guide to create a smart home device group.
Note that you can add your Amazon Echo device to one smart group at a time. When the group is created, simply speak one Alexa command, like “Alexa, turn on lights”. The entire group of lights will illuminate at the same time. Similarly, you can create groups of the smart home devices, which are similar in functionality.
How will Alexa Enabled Smart Home Devices Group Help You?
When you make Alexa group, you don’t have to use separate commands to control different smart home devices at home. For example, when you come home in the evening and want to light up your living room, simply say, “Alexa, turn on lights ‘Living room’”. All the Alexa compatible light bulbs in the group will illuminate at the same time. This obviously saves your time as you don’t have to use different commands to turn on each light.
How to Make Smart Home Devices Group in Alexa App
Create Alexa Compatible Smart Home Device Group
Step #1: Open Alexa App on your Smartphone.
Step #2: Tap on three horizontal dots from the top left corner.
Step #3: Tap on Smart home from the menu.
Step #4: Tap on Groups tab from the top.
Step #5: Tap on Add Group and choose your Smart home group type instead of using multi-room music group.
Step #6: Now, enter a group name but make sure that your name is easily recognizable so that Alexa can identify it. Also, enter a name that has only a few syllables and avoid using same group name.
Step #7: Choose the smart home devices you want to add to Alexa group.
Step #8: Tap on Save.
How to Edit Alexa Group Name
Step #1: Launch Alexa App on your device.
Step #2: Tap on Menu.
Step #3: Tap on Smart home.
Step #4: Now, Tap on Groups tab.
Step #5: Next, tap on the group name you want to edit.
To Edit Alexa Group Name: Choose Edit Name and then enter any new name or you can also select from Common name suggested by Alexa.
To Add or Remove Devices from Alexa Group: Simply, Uncheck the box next to a device name.
How to Delete Alexa Group
Step #1: Take your smartphone in your hand and open Alexa App.
Step #2: Now, tap on Menu.
Step #3: Next, tap on Smart home.
Step #4: Then, Tap on Groups tab.
Step #5: Tap on the group name you want to remove.
Step #6: Finally, tap on the trash icon.
That’s all friends!
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