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Hey, Alexa, my current weather is simplified!

AcuRite Access and Laptop on desk with My AcuRite on the screen
By AcuRite Team
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Hey, Alexa, my current weather is simplified!

Not a moment to spare this hectic holiday season? While the AcuRite Access can’t cross things off your to-do list, we can save you time with a more flexible and faster way to get your environmental monitoring data with an Alexa upgrade.  

Several savvy AcuRite weather enthusiasts alerted us to their frustration of listening to a laundry list of sensor readings. Many suggested we unbundle those environmental sensor calculations and give Alexa the ability to provide specific readings upon request. Our development team thought that was a great idea and got right to work. The result? A slick new upgrade that gives end users the flexibility to get only the weather readings they ask for – both indoor and out, at home or away – upon voice command.

AcuRite Access and Laptop on desk with My AcuRite on the screen

Go ahead and say “Hey, Alexa, ask My AcuRite for”:

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

In addition to providing readings at your request, Alexa will also now notify you of any active alerts you have programmed. So if you monitor for freezing temperatures, excessive wind or rain, or lightning, Alexa can tell you which alerts have been triggered. Just say, “Alexa, ask My AcuRite for my active alerts.” Also, indoor conditions can be monitored as well, so you’ll always know if the temperature and humidity levels in your home are just right.

My AcuRite skill

Before you get totally swept up in holiday madness, enable your My AcuRite skill, rated four stars on Amazon and compatible with many AcuRite products, including the new AcuRite Atlas. As always, thank you for the feedback and we hope you enjoy the updates! 

November 25, 2018
T. Jurie
December 3, 2018 at 7:08 PM
How does it work with multiple bridges, ie, multiple homes?
AcuRite Team
February 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM
Currently the Alexa skill is not able to give the sensor information from different locations. We will pass your feedback along to the proper team for consideration on future updates.
Kirk Berridge
December 4, 2018 at 9:41 AM
Wonderful improvement! Is there anyway to specify which location you want reported, I currently have 4 weather stations installed along with 6 of the temperature/humidity sensors, my Alexa seems only to report the First (left most) location that is shown in MyAccurite app. Since that happens not to be the location I’m currently at, it limits the usefulness of the skill at the current time.
AcuRite Team
February 8, 2019 at 3:26 PM
Currently the Alexa skill is not able to give the sensor information from different locations. We will pass your feedback along to the proper team for consideration on future updates.
Ralph Williams
December 4, 2018 at 9:44 PM
Right after I got all my weather equipment and weather underground quit giving api key I thought in was out of luck but then Acurite made this with Alexa I was excited again. I got the my acurite hub everything worked great. I have all 7 sensors working but u were right it made me go through the whole thing. If I didn't hear 1 I had to start again. This will be great thank u
george sevast
December 24, 2018 at 6:13 AM
Excellent blog on November 26
December 26, 2018 at 10:35 AM
I received my AcuRite for Christmas and I love it. All I had to do was install batteries and it did the rest. It works perfectly.
AcuRite Team
January 24, 2019 at 1:37 PM
We are so happy to hear that you are happy with your AcuRite product.
January 22, 2019 at 10:57 AM
Sounds interesting, but what about Google Home customers? Will it work for them?
AcuRite Team
January 24, 2019 at 10:58 AM
Currently AcuRite Access will not work with Google Home. We recommend signing up for emails so that if it does become available, you will be notified.
Kirk G. Berridge
January 25, 2019 at 11:32 AM
I have 4 different Accurite 5-1 Weather stations at 4 different locations, The current system simply picks the first location and will give me info on that location. Since I’m not at that location, the skill is nor very useful to me. If you could allow us to pick the location for the skill to use, it would be a wonderful addition.
AcuRite Team
February 8, 2019 at 2:13 PM
We appreciate your feedback and will pass this along to the appropriate team for future consideration.
RIck Dougherty
April 30, 2020 at 9:38 AM
I ask Alexa for my indoor temperature, I have an indoor sensor, but its responding with the temperature from the outside lighting detector.
AcuRite Team
May 1, 2020 at 10:33 AM
By default, Alexa is only able to read the first sensor on your first device when asked simple phrases like "Alexa, ask My AcuRite for the temperature." In order to hear data from your other sensors simply say "Alexa, ask My AcuRite to list my devices" and Alexa will report conditions from your first sensor and ask if you would like to hear another. Alexa will report conditions from up to seven sensors connected to My AcuRite. If you have further questions, please reach out to our support team via live chat or email request on the AcuRite Support website.
June 26, 2020 at 11:30 PM
This really doesn't work for me. I never need to hear all the information from all my sensors - or even all the information from one sensor. I need to be able to ask for a specific reading from a specific sensor, e.g. "Alexa, ask My AcuRite for the Patio temperature." That would be very useful. As it is, it's much faster to just pull it up on my phone.
AcuRite Team
July 7, 2020 at 1:59 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we will certainly pass along your request to the appropriate parties!
Andrew Stewart
November 29, 2020 at 2:02 PM
Is this backward compatible with older units say my 01010 display and 5-in-1 model vnitxca1 I purchased in 2001 ish? Both the units are still operating but the fan motor is starting to sound like bearing failure is imminent. My unit has been through a whole lot of abuse from windshere being thrown 50+ feet, floods several moves plenty of dust devils and only having the wind cups replaced still works. If I purchase the new 06059M will this report for both units new and old?
AcuRite Team
November 30, 2020 at 5:48 PM
In order to be compatible with Alexa, you will first need to be streaming your sensor data online to My AcuRite using the Access, PC Connect display, or Direct to Wi-Fi display unit. Display model #01010 does not have this ability. The Atlas is not compatible with existing 5-in-1 display units, but if you are interested in upgrading to the Atlas Weather Station, I recommend the following bundle that includes the Direct to Wi-Fi display so that you will have compatibility with Alexa: https://www.acurite.com/shop-all/weather-instruments/weather-stations/acurite-atlas-weather-station-with-direct-to-wi-fi-display-and-lightning-detection.html If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our support team via live chat or email request on the AcuRite Support website.
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