You can link your Ooma system with your WeMo setup to include your home telephone in your home automation. You can have your WeMo switch turn on a light or other device when a new voicemail comes in, or when you receive an incoming call. No matter how you choose to combine Ooma with your WeMo setup, you can open up a world of possibilities to take your home telephone to the next level of convenience.

  1. How does Ooma connect with WeMo?
  2. How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my WeMo devices?
  3. What can I do once I connect Ooma with my WeMo lights?
  4. How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with WeMo?
  5. How do I unlink my WeMo device from IFTTT?

How does Ooma connect with WeMo?

“If This Then That,” or IFTTT, is a service that allows its users to link Internet-compatible services such as Ooma and WeMo together so that they can interact with each other. Using IFTTT, you can set up simple automation tasks called “Recipes” so that an action from one service automatically triggers an event on another. You can learn more about setting up an IFTTT account to work with Ooma by visiting our FAQ.

How do I get started with connecting Ooma to my WeMo devices?

If you’re ready to get started connecting Ooma to your WeMo devices, then follow these instructions:

  1. Log into your My Ooma account and navigate to your Apps page.
  2. Add a Recipe:
    • Click the “Get Connected” button for WeMo.
    • The WeMo page lists our recommended Recipes for WeMo. Find a Recipe that you would like to use and click the “Add” button beside it:
      WeMo recipes IFTTT
    • An IFTTT window will pop up to confirm the Recipe you have selected. Click “Add:”
      WeMo recipe confirm add IFTTT
    • Create a new IFTTT account or sign into your existing one:
      create account IFTTT
  3. Connect your Ooma account.
    • If you haven’t connected your Ooma account already, click on the “Connect” button:
      WeMo connect IFTTT
    • You will see a login page that will allow IFTTT to connect with your Ooma account. Click “Authorize:”
      authorize IFTTT
    • When your authorization is accepted, you will be redirected to the Ooma Channel on IFTTT.
  4. After you’ve connected your Ooma Channel and you’re brought back to the Recipe page, click the “Add” button:
    WeMo recipe confirm Add IFTTT

You’re all set! Your Ooma Telo will now interact automatically with your WeMo setup.

You can find other Recipes that are compatible with Ooma by browsing through the WeMo page in My Ooma, by visiting our IFTTT channel, or by searching for Ooma from the main IFTTT page.

What can I do once I connect Ooma with my WeMo lights?

Here are a few of our recommended Ooma and WeMo Recipes to help you get started:

IFTTT Recipe: Blink on my WeMo connected light when I receive a voicemail connects ooma to wemo-insight-switch

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my WeMo connected light when I receive any call connects ooma to wemo-insight-switch

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my WeMo connected light when I receive a call from someone I know connects ooma to wemo-insight-switch

IFTTT Recipe: Blink my WeMo connected light when I receive a call from someone I don't know connects ooma to wemo-insight-switch

How do I create my own Recipe to connect my Ooma Telo with WeMo?

Your imagination is the limit to the types of Recipes that can be created with IFTTT to enhance your Ooma setup. If you would like to create your own Recipes, you can follow the instructions in this FAQ.

To disconnect your WeMo account from IFTTT, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to IFTTT and log into your IFTTT account.
  2. Click on “Channels.”
  3. Click on the WeMo Channel that you would like to disconnect.
  4. Click “Disconnect.”

Note that after disconnecting your WeMo Channel, all of your WeMo Recipes will be deleted and will stop functioning. You will not be able to use WeMo in your Recipes until you reconnect your account.