You can now control your Nest using Amazon’s Alexa

You can now control your Nest using Amazon’s Alexa
Credit: Nest

Interoperability is one of the key things that the Internet of Things lives or dies by – and so Nest and Amazon have gone live with a partnership that just makes sense for the future of smart things.

You can now control your Nest from Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap using Alexa voice commands.

There’s no need for you to get up and adjust the heat. Simply say something like: “Alexa, set my Living Room temperature to 68 degrees.”

Here’s a list of different requests you can now make using Alexa. If you don’t make a specific enough demand, Alexa will adjust your settings by 2 degrees.

You can set this new relationship up using your Alexa app and this new feature works with Amazon’s experimental Alexa Skills program, so your smart assistant can become increasingly clever.

Enable Skills to start making use of commands like “Alexa, tell the thermostat that I’m too hot.”

Learn how to control your Nest Thermostat with Amazon Alexa on Echo and Fire TV on Nest

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