How To Add Nest Thermostat To Alexa?
- Randall Mullins
Add or remove a Nest device from Alexa – Add a new Nest thermostat, camera or doorbell:
- Add your Nest device to the Google Home app,
- At the top right of the app home screen, tap your account profile Home app settings,
- Tap Partner Connections Amazon Alexa,
- Turn on permissions for your new device.
- Say “Alexa, discover my devices.”
Remove a Nest device:
- Do either of these steps.
- Turn off Alexa Partner Connections permissions for that device.
- Remove your device from the Home or Nest app.
- Wait a few minutes, then refresh the Alexa app.
Nest thermostat voice commands You can control your Nest thermostat when you talk to an Alexa-enabled device, like an Amazon Echo Show, or Dot. Here are some things you can say:
Can I add Nest to Alexa?
Google and Amazon devices haven’t always played nice with each other, but it looks like that’s changing. Google recently announced a new Alexa Skill that brings the search giant’s Nest cameras to Amazon’s Echo Show and Fire TV line of devices. That means you can ask Alexa to bring up your Nest Doorbell ‘s video feed to see who is at your door or ask to see your living room camera to make sure the dog isn’t sleeping on the couch.
- Again. The skill just launched, but Google already has plans to add announcement support to Amazon’s products so that Alexa can inform you when a camera detects a person, for example.
- You’ll need to have either the newest Google Nest Cam (Wired), Nest Cam Battery, Nest Cam With Floodlight or Nest Doorbell, and an Echo Show, Fire TV or Fire HD tablet to use the new features.
We’ll walk you through the process of adding the Nest Cam skill to your Alexa account, detail what you can do once it’s set up and provide some product recommendations. If you’ve ever set up an Alexa Skill for any of your Echo or Fire TV devices, then you’re already well-versed in the process of connecting Alexa to your Nest camera. Jason Cipriani/CNN Underscored You’ll want to make sure you have the Alexa app installed and set up on your phone, then follow these steps.
Open the Alexa app and tap on the More button at the bottom of the screen. Select Skills & Games from the list. Tap the search icon, then type Nest, The first result should be Google Nest ; select it. Select Enable to Use on the next screen.
The rest of the process requires you to sign into the same Google account that is linked to your cameras, and then grant Amazon and Alexa permission to access, view and control your cameras. Once you’ve granted access to the cameras you want and finish the authorization step, the Alexa app will look for new devices on your network and then present you with a list of what it finds. Jason Cipriani/CNN Underscored The commands will be a variation of “Alexa, view my living room camera,” with the last part changing based on what you named your camera. Jason Cipriani/CNN Google’s wired Nest Cam is designed for indoor use to help you keep tabs on your kids or pets when you’re away from home. You’ll get alerts whenever the camera detects motion, people, vehicles or animals along with three hours of 1080p video event history. Jason Cipriani/CNN The Nest Cam Battery can be used as a completely wireless camera thanks to its battery-powered design. You’ll need to buy the power cable separately if you want to use it in a wired fashion. You’ll get alerts whenever the camera detects motion, people, vehicles or animals along with three hours of 1080p video event history. Jason Cirpaini/CNN Our pick for best wireless video doorbell, Google’s Nest Doorbell runs off of a battery, has a 960 x 1280 video resolution and can see up to 10 feet using night vision. Like the rest of Google’s Nest Cams, you’ll get free motion, pet, vehicle and person detection and alerts with the Nest Doorbell.
Why won’t my Alexa app find my device?
Restart your Alexa device and your smart home device by unplugging and plugging them back in. If a ‘No new devices found’ message appears in the Alexa app, your device may have connected automatically using Amazon’s Frustration-Free Setup technology.
How do I get Alexa to discover new devices?
How to connect Alexa to Bluetooth – OK, maybe you want to connect your phone to your smart speaker to just, you know, use it as a speaker. Doing so the first time is pretty similar to connecting to Wi-Fi, but it gets easier. Before connecting any devices, you first need to make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is enabled. To check, go to Settings > Bluetooth, Toggle Bluetooth to on. Now, let’s talk about connecting to another device. Some Echo devices, like the Echo Frames or Echo Auto, rely on Bluetooth connections to your phone. Eli Blumenthal/CNET First, open the Alexa app and tap Devices, then Echo & Alexa, Select the device you want to use, then tap Bluetooth Devices, Tap Pair A New Device,
- The Echo will search for devices to pair with and show a list of available devices.
- Tap the one you want to use.
- Once paired, you’ll be able to cast the music or podcasts of your choice directly to the smart speaker or display by activating Bluetooth on your phone.
- Now that your Bluetooth is on and connected, you can use voice commands to connect in the future.
Simply say, “Alexa, connect to ” to connect or “Alexa, disconnect from ” to disconnect. If you want to connect your Echo to other speakers, you can also do that by scrolling down on the device screen, past Bluetooth Devices and Wi-Fi Network, to Speaker and Stereo Pair/Subwoofer, which allows you to further customize your sound system.
Does Nest work with Google or Alexa?
Echo vs. Nest Smart Home Integration – Both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant let you control smart lights, smart locks, and smart thermostats. The smart home brand gap between Alexa and Google Assistant has closed, and almost all major third-party smart home device manufacturers work with both.
- However, Blink and Ring are owned by Amazon, so their devices only work with Alexa.
- While Nest is owned by Google, Nest thermostats and cameras still work with Alexa.
- Both Alexa and Google Assistant let you combine your devices into rooms, so you can say commands like, “turn on the living room lights.” They both also support Routines, which let you combine multiple actions into one command.
The Echo and Nest speakers both link up to TVs using their associated streaming sticks. If you buy a Chromecast or a Fire TV Stick, you can tell them to open Hulu or play a show. Several smart TVs, including models from Roku, can be set up to be directly controlled by either voice assistant.