Picture of the Alexa app on iOS, telling us that our thermostat is set up and ready to use. The -Done- button is highlighted.

How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

We have an Alexa smart speaker with the Amazon voice assistant. We find that we can connect those speakers to our Honeywell  Total Connect Comfort (TCC)   thermostat.  This allows asking Alexa to read and set the settings on our thermostat.  Highly useful feature.  Thus in this post, we show how to connect Honeywell thermostat to Alexa speakers. Indeed, we want our readers enjoy this same convenience in their homes.

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

We also assume that you’ve installed and set up your Alexa speaker.  See the Related Posts section near the bottom of this post for links to details on doing that.

Picture of the Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF, home screen view.
Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF, home screen view. How to connect Honeywell thermostat to Alexa.

How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

1. Obtain a Honeywell Total Comfort Connect (TCC) Account

To get started, you’ll need a TCC account.  So if you don’t already have one, head on over to the Honeywell portal website here, and make a new one.  Be sure to save your user Id and password, as you’ll need this information when configuring the Alexa Honeywell TCC skill below.

2. Run the Alexa App on your Mobile Device 

We use an iOS-based iPad Air computer tablet for this demo.

Screenshot of the iOS Home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa.
iOS home screen, showing the Amazon Alexa app Icon highlighted.

Upon running the Alexa app, you’ll see its Home screen, as shown next.

Picture of the Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted.
Amazon Alexa app Home screen on iOS, with the main menu button highlighted. 

3. Bring Up the Alexa App Main Menu

Note that the following screenshots came from the Alexa app for iOS.

Tap the hamburger control in the top left corner of the Home screen, as pointed at by the green arrow above.

Alexa then puts up its main menu, as shown next.

Screenshot of the main menu, with the -Skills & Games- option highlighted.
The main menu, with the -Skills & Games- option highlighted.

4. Touch the Skills & Games Item to Continue with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

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

This takes you to the Skills and Games page, as shown next.

Picture of the -Skills & Games- home screen with the -Search- button highlighted.
The -Skills & Games- home screen with the -Search- button highlighted.

5. Touch the Search Button 

Find the Search button in the top right hand corner of the Skills & Games main page, as pointed at by the blue arrow in the last shot.

Tapping Search brings up a search edit box as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Skill Search- screen with the Search edit box highlighted.
The -Skill Search- screen with the Search edit box highlighted.

6. Enter the Phrase Honeywell Total Connect Comfort into the Edit Box

Type those words into the edit box pointed to above by the blue arrow and then hit the Enter key.

The system then brings up a list of skills that contain the  Honeywell Total Connect Comfort phrase, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Skill Search Results- page with the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill highlighted.
The -Skill Search Results- page with the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill highlighted.

7. Tap the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Skill  to Continue with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa 

The skill’s setup screen then appears, as shown next.

Picture of the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill Setup page, with the -Enable To Use- button highlighted.
The Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill Setup page, with the -Enable To Use- button highlighted.

8. Tap the Blue  Enable To Use  Bar

Find this control in the upper center of the page, as pointed at by the blue arrow in the last screenshot.

The Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill login  screen then appears, as seen 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.

9. Input your Honeywell TCC Account Id and Password

Enter the email address and password you created your Honeywell TCC account with, in the spaces 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. How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa.
Honeywell TCC Alexa skill, displaying the Setup screen with TCC account Id and password filled in.

10. Tap the Sign In Button to Move Forward with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

Find this control pointed at by the green arrow in the last photo.

If you entered the user Id and password for a valid Honeywell TCC account, The EULA screen appears next, as follows.

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. 

11. Tap the  I Accept  Button 

You should get a Linkage Successful message screen, as shown next.

Screenshot of the Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Link Account- screen, showing that successful linking has happened for the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill. The -Done- button is highlighted.
Alexa app on iOS, displaying its -Link Account- screen, showing that successful linking has happened for the Honeywell Total Connect Comfort skill. The -Done- button is highlighted.

12.  Touch the Done Button

Find the blue Done button, pointed at by the green arrow, in the upper left corner of the page in the last screenshot above.

You then get the Discover Devices page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Discover Devices- page, with the -Discover Devices- button highlighted.
The -Discover Devices- page, with the -Discover Devices- button highlighted. 

From here, you can start a scan by Alexa for your thermostat.

13.  Tap the Discover Devices Button to Continue with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

This starts the Alexa app scanning your home network for any attached smart home devices like a Honeywell thermostat, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Alexa is Discovering Devices In Progress- page while it scans the network for new Smart Home devices.
The -Alexa is Discovering Devices In Progress- page while it scans the network for new Smart Home devices.

When that scan finishes, you get the next screen. This tells us that Alexa has found one new thermostat.

Screenshot of the -Setup- page, showing that one thermostat has been discovered. The -Set Up Device- button is highlighted.
The -Setup- page, showing that one thermostat has been discovered. The -Set Up Device- button is highlighted.

14. Tap the Set Up Device  Bar

Touching the Set Up Device button brings up the Add your Thermostat to a Group prompt page, as shown next.

Screenshot of the -Add your Thermostat to a Group- prompt, with the -Skip- button highlighted. How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa.
The -Add your Thermostat to a Group- prompt, with the -Skip- button highlighted.

15. Touch the Skip Link 

We’re not going to add our new thermostat to any groups in this demo.  So we tap the  Skip  button. Find the  Skip link, as shown in the last pic, pointed at by the bright green arrow.

Next, if all goes well, Alexa then lets us know that the thermostat, named THERMOSTAT in this demo, is set up and ready for use, as shown in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the Alexa app telling us that our thermostat is set up and ready to use. The -Done- button is highlighted.
The Alexa app telling us that our thermostat is set up and ready to use. The -Done- button is highlighted. How to connect Honeywell thermostat to Alexa.

16. Tap the Blue Done Button to Continue with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

Screenshot of the -Devices- page, with the -Thermostats- button highlighted.
The -Devices- page, with the -Thermostats- button highlighted.

17. Tap the Thermostats Button

Touching Thermostats brings up a list of smart home thermostats that have been registered with Alexa, as shown next.  In this demo, the app lists only one thermostat, since we only have one Honeywell thermostat set up.  Its name is THERMOSTAT.

Screenshot of the list of linked thermostats, with a device named THERMOSTAT highlighted.
The list of linked thermostats, with a device named THERMOSTAT highlighted.

18. Tap the Thermostat Device Item to View

Touch the t-stat in this list that you just added.  In our case, this is a device named THERMOSTAT.

If you connected your thermostat to Alexa without problems, you should see a status screen similar to the one shown next.

Screenshot of the -Thermostat Status- page for a successfully connected and functioning Honeywell smart home thermostat.
The -Thermostat Status- page for a successfully connected and functioning Honeywell smart home thermostat.

19. You’re Done with How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa !

If you saw the screen as shown in the previous step, that means that you have successfully connected your Honeywell thermostat to Alexa. This also means that you can now control the thermostat using this screen, from the Alexa app.  Note that you can adjust the temperature with the minus and plus buttons.  You can also set up a routine to control temperature.  And finally, you can read and adjust thermostat temperature on any Alexa speaker connected to the same Amazon account as the thermostat.   Try the following voice commands.

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

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References for How to Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa

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

Revision History

  • 2020-08-04: Tweaked the targeting and updated the tags list.
  • 2019-05-11: Tuned the targeting for ‘Connect Honeywell Thermostat to Alexa’, updated picture text, and added tags.
  • 2019-02-07: Originally posted.