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    Echo Device Type

    All of my HS3 lighting devices show up in Echo as type "Other". Is there a way to get them to show up as "Light", "Plug", and/or "Switch"? "Shades" or "Blinds" would also be nice. I see in the Echo device settings the device type, but am not able to edit it.

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    Where are you viewing your devices? My Alexa Smart Home Devices look like this:
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      #3
      Originally posted by Club Chapin View Post
      All of my HS3 lighting devices show up in Echo as type "Other". Is there a way to get them to show up as "Light", "Plug", and/or "Switch"? "Shades" or "Blinds" would also be nice. I see in the Echo device settings the device type, but am not able to edit it.
      You have to set each device as a light in each device details screen. Once they are set, Amazon will scan and see the changes.


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      HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
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      weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

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        #4
        I'm using the iOS interface. The icons with the "wifi envelope" are the icons for "other" device type.

        I am unable to change the type on Homeseer devices, but can change the type of (some) other types.

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          #5
          You can’t change the device type in the Amazon app, you need to change the device type in the device details for each device in the Homeseer device details page. If you look on the below screen shot you will see where you can put a check mark in a box next to “Is Light”. After you do that, the Amazon Homeseer skill will scan the devices and pick up the device changes.




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          HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
          Plugin's:
          BLBackup, BLOccupied, BLShutdown, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, Nest, AK Bond
          EnvisaLink DSC, PHLocation, Pushover, SONOS, Blue Iris, UltraRachio3,
          weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

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            #6
            Originally posted by The Profit View Post
            You can’t change the device type in the Amazon app, you need to change the device type in the device details for each device in the Homeseer device details page. If you look on the below screen shot you will see where you can put a check mark in a box next to “Is Light”. After you do that, the Amazon Homeseer skill will scan the devices and pick up the device changes.
            Excellent, thank you. It would be nice to have more options the just light, but this is a really good start. Most of my devices are lights.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Club Chapin View Post

              Excellent, thank you. It would be nice to have more options the just light, but this is a really good start. Most of my devices are lights.
              Yeah, I agree. Having more device types would make it easier to find specific devices in the Amazon app. I think if you don’t have IsLight check marked it labels it as a switch. It’s all a relatively new integration so hopefully they will add more as it develops.


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              HS3 3.0.0.548 &HSTouch Designer 3.0.71 with 996 Devices, 547 Events
              Plugin's:
              BLBackup, BLOccupied, BLShutdown, EasyTrigger, Ecobee, Nest, AK Bond
              EnvisaLink DSC, PHLocation, Pushover, SONOS, Blue Iris, UltraRachio3,
              weatherXML, Jon00 Alexa Helper, Network Monitor, MyQ, Z-Wave 3.0.1.252

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                #8
                What are you guys talking about? I see at least 5 different device types in my Alexa app (for Android). Switch, light, lock, thermostat...and I hardly had to touch them, except I think relay units are read as switches, so I had to change some of them to "light" so they would respond to whole room lighting commands. Is it because all mine are insteon?


                Jim Speiser
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                  #9
                  is there any way for alexa to have the "FAN" as a fan and not light? I know Alexa has the device type and icon for fans and really want my "switches that are fans" set as fans so I can get context aware commands in each room.

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