You Can Now Use Your Amazon Echo To Control Your Nest

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Google might be working on a competitor for Amazon’s Echo, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not willing to play along with the consumer giant. You can now use Alexa to control your Nest thermostat.

Nest has opened up compatibility for the Amazon Echo, Fire TV, Tap and Echo Dot, and provided a list of directions to set up the devices so that they work together.

Once you’ve got Alexa and your Nest Thermostat talking to each other, you can say basic commands like, “Alexa, set the temperature to 65 degrees.” Or you can say, “Alexa, lower the temperature by 2 degrees.”

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Update: A Nest official has confirmed that the ability is now live.

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