Picture of the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF, home screen view.

Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

We just bought an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker with the Alexa voice assistant, and we hear that we can link the Dot up to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  That would be nice, to be able to issue voice commands to control the t-stat.  It turns out that this is true.  Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell thermostats can be done !  So here, we give directions on how to do just that.





Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats: Initial Remarks

We’ve owned the Honeywell RTH9580WF internet t-stat, shown next for a few years now.  So we already set up an account at the TCC website.  Thus, we won’t delve into how to do that. Account setup over there is pretty straight forward.

We also assume that you’ve installed and set up your Echo Dot with the Alexa App. For help on how to do that, see the posts listed in the References section below.

Picture of the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF, home screen view. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF, Home screen view.

Enable the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Alexa Skill

1. To Get Started, you’ll Need a Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Account

So if you don’t yet have one, head on over to the Honeywell portal website here, and make one.  Be sure to save your user Id and password.  Why?  Because you’ll need this info when setting up the Alexa Honeywell TCC skill below.

2. Then Run the Alexa App on your Tablet or Phone 

We’re using an iPad Air tablet here.

Picture of the iOS Home screen with the Alexa App highlighted.
iOS Home screen with Alexa App highlighted.

Upon running the Alexa app, you’ll see the Alexa home screen, as seen next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, Home screen, showing Skills item highlighted.
Amazon Alexa App, Home screen, showing Skills item highlighted.

3. Next, Tap the  Skills  Item to Continue with Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

Find the  Skills  option on the left side of the screen, pointed to by the green arrow in the last picture.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, showing the All Skills screen, with the Search box highlighted.
Amazon Alexa App, showing the All Skills screen, with the Search box highlighted.

4. Next, Enter the Word Honeywell into the Search Box

Find the search box pointed to above by the green arrow.





Then after that, your screen should look as follows.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, displaying the All Skills screen, with Honeywell entered in Search box. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Amazon Alexa App, displaying the All Skills screen, with Honeywell entered in Search box.

5. Next, Tap the Blue Search Button 

With the Honeywell text entered, press the blue Search button above.

After a short pause, the search results screen displays, as shown in the next picture.  Note that it found the Honeywell TCC skill; it’s the first one in the list.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Skills Search Results screen, with the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill highlighted.
Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Skills Search Results screen, with the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill highlighted.

6. Then Tap the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort (TCC) Skill Item to Continue with Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

That skill’s setup screen then pops up, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, showing the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Skill Setup screen, with the Enable Skill button highlighted.
Amazon Alexa App, showing the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Skill Setup screen, with the Enable Skill button highlighted.

7. Tap the  Enable Skill  Button

The Honeywell TCC skill setup screen then appears, as shown next.

Picture of the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Alexa Skill Setup screen, prompting for TCC account user Id and password.
Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Alexa Skill Setup screen, prompting for TCC account user Id and password.




Enter Your TCC Account Info to Continue with Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

8. First, Type in your TCC Account Credentials

Enter the email address and password of your Honeywell TCC account in the spaces.  See these so marked in the above picture.

Once done, this screen should look as follows.

Picture of the Honeywell TCC Alexa skill, displaying the Setup screen with TCC account Id and password filled in. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Honeywell TCC Alexa skill, displaying the Setup screen with TCC account Id and password filled in.

9. Then, Tap the Sign In button

Find the  Sign In  button pointed at by the green arrow in the last screenshot above.

If you entered the right user Id and password, the EULA screen appears next, as shown.

Picture of the Honeywell TCC Alexa skill, displaying the End User LIcense Agreement screen. with the I Accept button highlighted.
Honeywell TCC Alexa skill, displaying the End User License Agreement screen. with the I Accept button highlighted.

10. Next, Tap the  I Accept  Button to Continue with Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

You should then see a Linkage Success message screen, as displayed next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Linkage Successful screen, with the Close button highlighted. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Linkage Successful screen, with the Close button highlighted.

11.  Finally, Press the Close Button (the X)

The Smart Home screen then displays.  This shows the lists of any smart home skills you’ve set up before. It also shows the list of smart home devices that Alexa found and can control.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Smart Home screen. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Smart Home screen.

You may have to scroll down to find your t-stat as follows.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Smart Home screen, showing the discovered Honeywell thermostat device. Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats.
Amazon Alexa App, displaying the Smart Home screen, showing the discovered Honeywell thermostat device.

If you see your t-stat listed, then all is done. You can now begin speaking commands that work the t-stat to Alexa. Some of the commands we speak  follow.

If you do not see your t-stat, then try tapping the  Discover Devices   link.  Be sure your t-stat is linked to the internet and online.  If found, it should then appear in the Your Devices list, as shown above.

13. Done with Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats !





Example Thermostat Control Alexa Commands

  • Alexa, raise thermostat temperature.   Raises thermostat setting by two degrees.
  • Hey Alexa, lower thermostat temperature.  Lowers thermostat temperature setting by two degrees.
  • Alexa, set thermostat temperature to 74 degrees.  Sets thermostat temperature to 74 degrees.

Note that the Honeywell TCC skill appears not to support questions that ask for status aspects of the t-stats.  For example, currently you cannot ask the following:

  • Alexa, thermostat, what is the indoor temperature?
  • Hey Alexa, thermostat, what is the outdoor temperature?
  • Alexa, what is the current thermostat temperature setting?
  • Okay Alexa, what is the current thermostat indoor humidity? 

We hope that support for these as well as commands that allow you to edit program schedules will come soon.  In the meantime though,  enjoy the basic functions.   Stay tuned, as Alexa skills are getting better every day.  Lots to look forward to.

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References for Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats

  1. Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Website
  2. Honeywell: Working with Alexa Echo

Revision History

  • 2019-05-05: Removed ad code. Tuned the targeting for ‘Connecting Amazon Echo Dot to Honeywell Thermostats’.
  • 2019-02-07: Added key phrase targeting.
  • 2016-12-26: Added more links to the Related Posts section.
  • 2016-12-14: Added a Suggested Reading section.
  • 2016-12-13: Originally published.
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