I have an Amazon Alexa and have a Nexia bridge which manages devices throughout my home. I have the two connected via the Nexia skill in the Alexa app. I can do things like "Alexa, turn the downstairs thermostat up 2 degrees" and it works as expected.

However, I have automation skills in my Nexia account that I can't figure out how to activate. My automation I want to run is called "Energy Saver" and it should set both thermostats to Energy Save mode when activated.

Nexia Configuration

I've tried:

  • Alexa, run Energy Saver
  • Alexa, run Energy Saver on Nexia
  • Alexa, ask Nexia to run Energy Saver
  • etc.

I can't seem to figure out which command to tell Alexa that will translate to Nexia running the expected automation.

  • The key is to make sure that the “scenes” are discovered in the Alexa app, different than devices.
    – Steve
    Commented Dec 27, 2017 at 1:30

1 Answer 1


Assuming your skill supports scenes then they are enabled with on/off verbs, so it would be

Alexa, turn on Energy Saver

You can check to see if scenes are supported if they have been discovered and shown in the Alexa mobile app

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