What is Certified for Humans?

It's smart home, made easy. We hear you—adding voice-activated smart devices to your home can seem daunting. Certified for Humans devices meet our criteria for being surprisingly simple to use.

These items meet our high bar for being delightful, not demanding.

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Quick and easy to
connect to Alexa

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Reliable, with automatic software updates

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Loved and highly
rated by customers

“There's a lot of cool things I'd like to have that I don't want to set up.“

-Amazon customer

How do I set up my device?



Install your new smart home device, then power up an Alexa-enabled device like the Echo or Echo Dot, or your Alexa App.

Say, “Alexa, discover devices.“

Follow the prompts and you'll be using your voice to run your home in no time.

Don't have the app?

Download it here:

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How does a product earn the Certified for Humans badge?

They must meet a number of high standards, including:


It must be Works with Alexa certified or Alexa built-in certified, which means it meets high quality standards and integrates easily with Alexa.


It must comply with established best practices for security.


It must have an excellent customer
rating on Amazon.com.


It must feature Frustration-Free Setup (FFS) technology, which can make device setup as easy as opening a box and powering on a device.


It must offer a minimum 90-day manufacturer warranty for both new and refurbished models.


It must support automatic software updates that do not interrupt the customer experience.


How can I find Certified for Humans devices?

Find smart devices that won't leave you frustrated—just look for the Certified for Humans badge. It means: high average customer review, easy connection to Alexa, and automatic software updates. Search for “Certified for Humans” or bookmark this page.