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Now You Can Talk To The Nest

Now if you’re chilly, you can tell your Nest thermostat to warm up your home by simply saying, “OK Google, change the temperature to 75 degrees.” 

Monday, the Google-owned Nest smart home device integrated with the company’s Google Now voice service, giving users speech features using their mobile devices. Once verbalized, the command sets off a Google card that pops up in the app, letting you know Nest is making the change. 

See also: Nest Makes Its Move In The Smart Home

Since June, Nest has been promising that users would be able to control their devices with Google one day. Droid Life spotted signs on Friday that the company was on the verge of implementing the change. Now, it should be live for all users. 

Examples of commands you can tell the Nest: 

  • change temperature to 20 degrees
  • set the temperature at 75 degrees
  • turn the thermostat to 73 degrees fahrenheit
  • change the thermostat to 68 fahrenheit
  • tweak my temperature to 68
  • modify my nest temperature to 23 degree celsius
  • alter the nest thermostat to be 76 degrees
  • turn up the temperature to 80
  • turn the thermostat down to 72

Other command triggers: fix (the temperature to …) and dial (the thermostat to …), as well as increase, decrease, put, switch, raise, raise up, lower, lower down and please change. The range suggests that Google Now’s ability to understand casual language extends to Nest, so people won’t have to memorize artificial-sounding commands. 

In order to use the thermostat with the Google service, you must authorize both the app itself and Google voice control separately. For more information on how to set it up, check out the Nest tutorial

Photo courtesy of Nest

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