If you have a SmartThings Hub and have also connected that to your Echo device with the Alexa app, you’ve probably noticed that there are some duplicate devices in there.
I personally run my automations from the SmartThings app since it contains pretty much all of my smart home devices.
However I also like to be able to control certain parts of my home from my Echo’s.
Now I could theoretically only connect my SmartThings Hub to my Echo and never anything directly to the Echo but I would prefer points of redundancy in case it goes offline or anything like that.
But here are the basic steps to removing the duplicate devices from Alexa and sharing only the devices you want.
- Go to the SmartThings App on your phone.
- Click on the Menu in the top left
- Click on the Settings icon (the little gear at the top)
- Click on Connected Services
- Select Amazon Alexa
- Toggle “Allow Alexa to access al devices, Scenes, and Routines” OFF
- Select the individual devices you want to sync with Alexa
- Click Next
- Click Done
- Go to your browser (desktop works better than mobile. If you’re on mobile force the browser to show the desktop version)
- Go to alexa.amazon.com
- Click the Smart Home
- Click Devices
- Click on “Forget” for all SmartThings devices that you see (it will say under each device if it is from SmartThings
- Click “Discover Devices” at the bottom of the page
This will now Discover the SmartThings devices that you specified earlier, and not all of the devices that you have linked to your SmartThings Hub.
You may have to re add them to groups or automations, but you will no longer have any duplicate devices in your Alexa app!
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