Starting from today, Amazon devices that support Amazon’s cloud-based digital assistant Alexa will now be able to control Nest thermostats. Just as seen on the “Works With Nest” page for Amazon, the company confirmed it with a recent post “Alexa and Nest now work together to help you set the perfect temperature. Simply issue a voice command like “Alexa, set my Living Room temperature to 68 degrees” and you’ll become more comfortable – without having to lift a finger.”
We all knew this day would come after Amazon mentioned both device compatibility at the launch of the new Amazon Dot and Tap earlier his month. With Alexa, there’s no need to go to your thermostat or find your phone, all you have to do is just talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Tap or Echo Dot to carry out your bidding. For detailed instructions on how to pair your Nest with your Amazon device, see the quote and links below for more.
- Alexa, set the temperature to 68 degrees.
- Alexa, change the “thermostat name” to 68 degrees.
- Alexa, turn my “thermostat name” temperature to 68 degrees.
Raise or lower the target temperature
- Alexa, lower the temperature by 4 degrees.
- Alexa, cool down my “thermostat name” by 4 degrees.
- Alexa, raise the “thermostat name” by 4 degrees.
- Alexa, make my “thermostat name” warmer by 4 degrees.
- Alexa, increase the “thermostat name” temperature by 4 degrees.
If you ask Alexa to change the temperature without specifying by how much (“Alexa, lower the temperature.”) it will change the temperature by two degrees. Also, if you have more than one thermostat and don’t say the name, Alexa may ask you to say the name of the one you want to control. Note: Alexa won’t be able to control your Nest Thermostat if it’s in Away, Auto-Away, or Off modes, if it’s using Emergency Heat or there’s an Emergency Shutoff.Nest Support