Smart Home Device Connection Options

You can connect your smart home device to Alexa with the one of the supported connection protocols, such as the Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) mesh wireless communication technology. With these protocols, you don't have to build a Smart Home skill or connect a separate hub.

If you want to connect to Alexa over Wi-Fi with a smart home or video skill, see Understand Smart Home Skills and Understand Video Skills.

In this section

  • Bluetooth Mesh Support — Support for Bluetooth Low-Energy mesh, a wireless many-to-many communication technology designed to enable the control and monitoring of a large number of connected devices.
  • Zigbee Support — Support for Zigbee, a global wireless radio communication standard designed to enable the control and monitoring of connected devices.