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Use the guide below to determine which method is best for enabling voice with your system. Then use the steps at the end of this section these steps to enable voice commands for your root devices or for your feature(s).

Enable Root DevicesEnable FeaturesEnable Root Device & Features
Use this option for devices that have only one controllable feature or only a controllable root device.Use this option for devices that have more than one controllable feature.This duplicates "Enable Root Devices" option.

If the root device is enabled for voice, the discovered device will use the root name and will only control either the root device or the first controllable feature. In the example above, the Dimmer will be controlled and it will appear like this in Alexa:If the root device is disabled for voice, and the feature are enabled, the discovered device(s) will use the feature names and every controllable feature will be controlled. In the example above, the Candle Lights & the Sofa Lights will be controlled they will appear like this in Alexa:If the root device and features are checked, the features will be ignored and the discovery will work as if only the root device was checked. In the example above, only the Candle Lights will be controlled and it will appear like this in Alexa:

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How to Enable Voice Commands for Root Devices or Features

Voice commands can be enabled by editing the settings of of a single device or by using the Bulk Edit feature or HS4.

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