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Enable Voice Commands for HS4 Devices or Features

Devices or features must be manually enabled for voice commands in order to be discovered and controlled by Alexa. In this section, we'll show you how to check the voice settings of your current system and how to edit those settings to yield the best results.

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  1. Navigate to your Devices page and enable list view by clicking the List View button



  2. Scroll through your list of devices and look for any instance of a microphone icon.
    • If a microphone appears next to the root device, the root device is enabled for voice.
    • If a microphone appears next to a feature, that feature is enabled for voice.

      In this example, the microphones show us that the root device (Dual Lamp Module) is not enabled for voice and the that the features (Candle Lights and Sofa Table Lamp) are enabled for voice.

How to Determine Whether

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Devices or Features Should be Enabled for Voice

In general, enabling root devices is all that will be required for most systems.

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Use the guide below to determine which method is best for enabling voice with your system. Then use the steps below 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 features 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:

How to Enable Voice Commands for

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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.

  • To enable voice commands for a single device,
    1. Navigate to the settings for its root device or for its feature(s),
    2. Check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:



  • To enable voice commands for multiple devices,
    1. Enable bulk editing by clicking the Bulk Edit button.



    2. Check the check boxes next to the root devices or features you wish to enable
      Note: If you check the root device check box, the feature check boxes will also be checked by default. Be sure to un-check the feature check boxes before enabling voice for these devices.



    3. Open the Bulk Action menu at the top of the devices page and select Enable Voice

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