Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.
Swipe to the left

AcuRite Access and Amazon Alexa

AcuRite Access and Amazon Alexa
By Kari Strenfel, an AcuRite Mom September 26, 2019 50147 Views 39 comments

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 20, 2018 but has been updated with new content for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Is Alexa the most popular name in your home? “Alexa, order dog food”, “Alexa, play country music”, or my kids’ favorite—“Alexa, tell me a joke.” I don’t know about you, but the first part of my morning routine is to ask “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” What if you could ask Amazon Alexa about weather conditions in your backyard or she could tell you the temperature in the baby’s room? Well, now you can! AcuRite® Access™ has the capability to connect to Amazon Alexa for users in the United States and Canada.

Our technical engineers at AcuRite have developed a skill for Amazon Echo (and other Alexa smart-speakers) that will make it even easier for you to interact with My AcuRite and the environmental monitoring data your devices are reporting. Try these commands:

“Alexa, ask My AcuRite for”:

  • My outdoor temperature
  • My wind chill
  • My lightning
  • My UV index
  • My rain
  • My barometric pressure

With these simple commands at your disposal, you will have quick access to the information you need to ensure that your family is prepared for the day’s conditions and get everyone out the door geared up for the day. Umbrella? Check. Winter coat? Check. Sunscreen? Check. You get the idea. Planning your Day with Confidence on those hectic mornings just got even easier.

The integration of AcuRite Access with Amazon Alexa is just the start of AcuRite integrating with the technology that you rely on daily in your smart home. As a busy mom, I can't wait to enable the My AcuRite skill on Amazon Alexa to make my life easier. Already have an AcuRite Access? Enable the skill today and let us know what you think.

My AcuRite and Alexa compatible devices and sensors

Once the My AcuRite skill is enabled, using the AcuRite Access and Alexa, the following sensors work with Alexa:

Jay Gatlin April 28, 2018 at 7:29 PM
Just added the AcuRite Skill to my Alexa. Works like a charm!
joe C May 4, 2018 at 4:37 PM
I would like to add the room temperature, with humidity sensor
John Schroeder December 10, 2018 at 12:45 PM
PLEASE!!! This is the only reason I purchased my weather station, & the Myacurite!
Tom Hartman May 8, 2018 at 11:50 AM
The Alexa skill works quite well for me.
I look forward to the growth of Alexa app functionality such as joe C suggested and customizing the Alexa app.
This is a great start and a welcome addition to my Alexa home!
Paul May 11, 2018 at 5:26 PM
When will the Skill be available in Canada?
Kari Strenfel May 14, 2018 at 12:50 PM
We are working on improving the skill for the US, then we will work on making it available in Canada. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!
tc May 19, 2018 at 5:32 PM
You need to get the access working. Mine is a month and a half old and does not work at all
Fred Forman June 2, 2018 at 3:16 PM
I have two Acurite home bases (in two different houses) and each has several sensors. Is there a way to ask Alexa about a particular home or even a particular sensor? Right now, she only gives me the report for one of the sensorts and it isn't even for ona at the home I am at!!
Kari Strenfel June 4, 2018 at 2:52 PM
Currently, when you ask Alexa "Alexa, ask My AcuRite my backyard weather" she will read the sensor data in order of your sensors listed in your My AcuRite account. She should then ask if you would like to hear another, and if you say yes, she should continue reading through your list of sensors. We are currently working on additional skills like requesting Alexa to read specific sensors based on the names you have assigned them.
Fred Forman June 4, 2018 at 4:26 PM
You are partially correct. I just tested it and it did ask if I wanted to know the next device. And it did start on the first one (at least as I see them in the app). However, I have two hubs and it would not let me get to the second hub (where I have five sensors). It would be nice to be able to ask for the sensors on a specific hub or for a specific sensor.
Mark Simon June 6, 2018 at 8:53 AM
It would be great to be able to ask about a specific sensor.
James Roberts June 18, 2019 at 8:15 AM
I have the same problem. Have you found a solution?
Mark Simon June 6, 2018 at 8:54 AM
It would be nice to be able to ask for a specific measurement like temperature instead of all conditions.
Kari Strenfel June 6, 2018 at 1:34 PM
I agree! We are working on adding both of these skills referring to a specific sensor or a specific measurement. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
john sorrentino June 7, 2018 at 1:57 PM
When do you get it setup for Google Home?
Kari Strenfel June 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM
We are also working on setting up My AcuRite with Google Home, we hope to have it functioning by the end of the year.
John Sorrentino June 14, 2018 at 1:19 PM
That is Great and I look forward to using the two products together.
Daryl Raverty November 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Any news about my integration with Google home?
AcuRite Team February 8, 2019 at 4:40 PM
There are no new updates at this time regarding Google Home integration. If we decide to release an integration we will be sure to notify the community. In the meantime we recommend signing up for email notifications if you haven't already so that you will always know about new releases.
Barbara Northrup November 19, 2018 at 10:14 AM
Is My AcuRite available for Google Home yet? If so where do I access setup instructions?
John Schroeder December 10, 2018 at 12:45 PM
Is google home ready yet?
Barbara Northrup January 24, 2019 at 11:28 AM
When will Google Home be available?
AcuRite Team January 24, 2019 at 11:55 AM
We don't currently have a date as to when that feature will be available. We recommend signing up for emails so that if it becomes available, you will be notified.
joe smith June 14, 2018 at 5:27 PM
No doubt Alexa is the market leader right now. But there are some issues in Alexa. If you are also facing the some issues then you can contact netgear router support usa. They are the best customer service provider of Alexa.
Steve June 16, 2018 at 8:36 AM
No AcuRite for Canada???? Why?
znino June 18, 2019 at 9:09 AM
a year later and still not available for use in Canada!
AcuRite Team June 18, 2019 at 9:13 AM
While the skills function is not currently available in Canada, we will be sure to pass the request on to our development team for consideration.
Dan June 18, 2019 at 8:12 PM
They managed to get Google Assistant working but still no Alexa in Canada?
What a bloomin' pity!
George Johnson June 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM
I sure hope you'll also have AccuRite work with Apple HomePod.
Ryan June 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM
I just got this setup yesterday. Works great! A graphical interface on the Echo Show would be a wonderful update down the road. Also, specific sensors and specific measurements would be ideal and it looks like you're working on that.
Dan June 29, 2018 at 6:53 AM
It's not available in Canada yet! Bummer. When? When?
Ray June 26, 2019 at 7:41 PM
Is this skill available in Canada? I do a search for the skill ad nothing shows up.
AcuRite Team June 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM
Not as of yet, but we will be sure to pass your request on to our development team for consideration. Thank you
Charles Shurtz July 17, 2019 at 8:40 PM
Will this work with the Amazon Fire Stick TV with the Alexa ?
AcuRite Team August 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Hi Charles,

Yes, the My AcuRite skill for Alexa will work with your Firestick.
Joe Muise October 7, 2019 at 12:07 PM
Looks like my acurite does not work with google home in Canada. Will the acurite atlas work with google home in Canada?
AcuRite Team October 7, 2019 at 1:50 PM
Google Home can only communicate with the My AcuRite app, it cannot communicate with the Atlas Weather Station directly. This feature is not available in Canada, but we are always looking to add additional features.
Sven October 11, 2019 at 4:42 PM
I have 2 Access devices and 7 sensors per.Access. 1 is for outdoor temperature, 4 are for two fridge/freezer units, 3 are for temperatures at 3 distinct locations inside my motorhome, and the balance are to.monitor areas in the "basement"of the motorhome that I do not want to freeze.during
I know how to ask for the Outdoor temperature but cannot find how to ask the temperature for individual sensors or preferably have Alexa read a group I sensor data to me. Is that possible? If not, will that detail ever be available?
AcuRite Team October 14, 2019 at 11:01 AM
At this time, the capability that you described is not available with Amazon Alexa. AcuRite continues to be committed to developing high-quality products with features customers love. Thank you for the feedback, we can definitely look into adding this feature in the future.