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Amazon Alexa

Hive works with Alexa, Amazon's smart assistant. Connect your Hive devices to your Echo and you're all set to control things with your voice. Just say the word.

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Amazon Echo Dot speaker sitting on a glass and wooden unit next to ceramic pots with a tall green plant to the left and a grey painted wall in the background

Amazon Alexa

Hive works with Alexa, Amazon's smart assistant. Connect your Hive devices to your Echo and you're all set to control things with your voice. Just say the word.
Works with Alexa logo on a white background

Now we’re talking

Control your Heating, Lights and Plugs, simply by asking Alexa.

Now we’re talking

Control your Heating, Lights and Plugs, simply by asking Alexa.

Man sitting on a bright blue sofa and a pregnant woman lying on the sofa next to him, a ginger cat walking across the top of the sofa and white curtains in the background, with a Hive Thermostat superimposed in the bottom right corner

“Alexa… what’s the temperature in here?”

Ask what the temperature is and adjust your thermostat if you need to.

Man sitting on a bright blue sofa and a pregnant woman lying on the sofa next to him, a ginger cat walking across the top of the sofa and white curtains in the background, with a Hive Thermostat superimposed in the bottom right corner

“Alexa… what’s the temperature in here?”

Ask what the temperature is and adjust your thermostat if you need to.

Silver kettle attached to a Hive Plug, with a blue and white mug sitting next to the kettle and a blue tiled wall in the background, with a Hive smart light bulb and Hive Plug superimposed in the bottom right corner

“Alexa… turn on my plug.”

Turn on the kettle. Turn off your bedroom lamp. All with your voice.

Silver kettle attached to a Hive Plug, with a blue and white mug sitting next to the kettle and a blue tiled wall in the background, with a Hive smart light bulb and Hive Plug superimposed in the bottom right corner

“Alexa… turn on my plug.”

Turn on the kettle. Turn off your bedroom lamp. All with your voice.

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Get started with Alexa

To link your Hive account to Alexa go to:
Alexa app > More > Skills and games > Search Hive > Enter your Hive account information

Once you’ve enabled the Hive skill, you need to get Alexa to discover devices for your smart home. You can do this by saying “Alexa, discover devices.”

Now the fun part! Ask Alexa to control Hive.

> See what you can control with Alexa

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Get started with Alexa

To link your Hive account to Alexa go to:
Alexa app > More > Skills and games > Search Hive > Enter your Hive account information

Once you’ve enabled the Hive skill, you need to get Alexa to discover devices for your smart home. You can do this by saying “Alexa, discover devices.”

Now the fun part! Ask Alexa to control Hive.

> See what you can control with Alexa

What else works with Alexa

Side angle view of Hive Thermostat, sitting in a Hive Thermostat Stand, on a light grey background
Hive Thermostat
£179
Composite image of three Hive B22 Smart Light Bulbs, with dimmable light, on a light grey background
Hive Smart Light Bulb – 3 Pack
£49
Front facing view of Hive B22 Smart Light Bulb, with colour changing light, on a light grey background
Hive Colour Smart Light Bulb
£19
Side angle view of Hive Active Plug on a light grey background
Hive Plug
£39

What else works with Alexa

Side angle view of Hive Thermostat, sitting in a Hive Thermostat Stand, on a light grey background
Hive Thermostat
Composite image of three Hive B22 Smart Light Bulbs, with dimmable light, on a light grey background
Hive Smart Light Bulb – 3 Pack
Front facing view of Hive B22 Smart Light Bulb, with colour changing light, on a light grey background
Hive Colour Smart Light Bulb
Side angle view of Hive Active Plug on a light grey background
Hive Plug

Frequently Asked Questions

If Alexa doesn’t recognise your device try the following:

  • Check the names of your devices – avoid names Alexa might find difficult to understand.

  • You can rename devices in the Hive app – using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” work best with Alexa.

  • Ask Alexa to “discover devices” either by voice or in the Alexa app.

  • If you’re still having issues, try disabling and re-enabling the Hive skill in the Alexa app.


If Alexa doesn’t recognise your device try the following:

  • Check the names of your devices – avoid names Alexa might find difficult to understand.

  • You can rename devices in the Hive app – using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” work best with Alexa.

  • Ask Alexa to “discover devices” either by voice or in the Alexa app.

  • If you’re still having issues, try disabling and re-enabling the Hive skill in the Alexa app.


You need to say which zone, light or plug you want Alexa to control when you give a voice command. If you don’t say your zone, light or plug name, Alexa will always ask you to confirm which device you want to control.

If you're not sure what your devices are called, head to your Hive app or login online:

  • Go to the ‘Manage devices’ screen to see a list of all your Hive device names

  • You can also rename your devices here to use names Alexa will find easier to understand


You need to say which zone, light or plug you want Alexa to control when you give a voice command. If you don’t say your zone, light or plug name, Alexa will always ask you to confirm which device you want to control.

If you're not sure what your devices are called, head to your Hive app or login online:

  • Go to the ‘Manage devices’ screen to see a list of all your Hive device names

  • You can also rename your devices here to use names Alexa will find easier to understand


You can control Hive Active Heating, Hive Smart Light Bulbs and the Hive Plug with Alexa. There’s a list of commands you can use to control your home like “Alexa, increase the heating”, “Alexa, brighten my light” or “Alexa, turn my plug on”.

> See what you can control with Alexa


You can control Hive Active Heating, Hive Smart Light Bulbs and the Hive Plug with Alexa. There’s a list of commands you can use to control your home like “Alexa, increase the heating”, “Alexa, brighten my light” or “Alexa, turn my plug on”.

> See what you can control with Alexa


Chatting to Alexa is easy. When you want control your Hive devices, start by saying “Alexa, tell Hive” or “Alexa, ask Hive to...”.


Chatting to Alexa is easy. When you want control your Hive devices, start by saying “Alexa, tell Hive” or “Alexa, ask Hive to...”.


Get in touch with Amazon customer services, and they’ll be happy to help.

> Contact Amazon customer services


Get in touch with Amazon customer services, and they’ll be happy to help.

> Contact Amazon customer services


Frequently Asked Questions

If Alexa doesn’t recognise your device try the following:

  • Check the names of your devices – avoid names Alexa might find difficult to understand.

  • You can rename devices in the Hive app – using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” work best with Alexa.

  • Ask Alexa to “discover devices” either by voice or in the Alexa app.

  • If you’re still having issues, try disabling and re-enabling the Hive skill in the Alexa app.


If Alexa doesn’t recognise your device try the following:

  • Check the names of your devices – avoid names Alexa might find difficult to understand.

  • You can rename devices in the Hive app – using simple names like “Living Room” or “Kitchen” work best with Alexa.

  • Ask Alexa to “discover devices” either by voice or in the Alexa app.

  • If you’re still having issues, try disabling and re-enabling the Hive skill in the Alexa app.


You need to say which zone, light or plug you want Alexa to control when you give a voice command. If you don’t say your zone, light or plug name, Alexa will always ask you to confirm which device you want to control.

If you're not sure what your devices are called, head to your Hive app or login online:

  • Go to the ‘Manage devices’ screen to see a list of all your Hive device names

  • You can also rename your devices here to use names Alexa will find easier to understand


You need to say which zone, light or plug you want Alexa to control when you give a voice command. If you don’t say your zone, light or plug name, Alexa will always ask you to confirm which device you want to control.

If you're not sure what your devices are called, head to your Hive app or login online:

  • Go to the ‘Manage devices’ screen to see a list of all your Hive device names

  • You can also rename your devices here to use names Alexa will find easier to understand


You can control Hive Active Heating, Hive Smart Light Bulbs and the Hive Plug with Alexa. There’s a list of commands you can use to control your home like “Alexa, increase the heating”, “Alexa, brighten my light” or “Alexa, turn my plug on”.

> See what you can control with Alexa


You can control Hive Active Heating, Hive Smart Light Bulbs and the Hive Plug with Alexa. There’s a list of commands you can use to control your home like “Alexa, increase the heating”, “Alexa, brighten my light” or “Alexa, turn my plug on”.

> See what you can control with Alexa


Chatting to Alexa is easy. When you want control your Hive devices, start by saying “Alexa, tell Hive” or “Alexa, ask Hive to...”.


Chatting to Alexa is easy. When you want control your Hive devices, start by saying “Alexa, tell Hive” or “Alexa, ask Hive to...”.


Get in touch with Amazon customer services, and they’ll be happy to help.

> Contact Amazon customer services


Get in touch with Amazon customer services, and they’ll be happy to help.

> Contact Amazon customer services


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