The heart of tech

This article was published on March 26, 2016


You can now control your Nest using Amazon’s Alexa

You can now control your Nest using Amazon’s Alexa
Kirsty Styles
Story by

Kirsty Styles

Reporter

Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She l Kirsty Styles is a journalist who lives in Hackney. She was previously editor at Tech City News and is now a reporter at The Next Web. She loves tech for good, cleantech, edtech, assistive tech, politech (?), diversity in tech.

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.”

Also tagged with