Google Now Nest

It was only a matter of time following Google’s acquisition of home automation company Nest earlier this year that users would begin receiving the best of both worlds. One of the first marriages of each company’s products and services is Google Now integration with Nest, allowing for users to control the smart thermostat using voice commands.

Google has updated its Works with Nest page to outline how Google Now integration works with Nest, providing a list of over two dozen voice commands for controlling the smart thermostat through your browser, smartphone or tablet. Using the official Google app on iOS or Android, or via the microphone or search box on Chrome, you can control the Nest by saying things like “change temperature to 75 degrees” or “set my Nest at 25 Celsius.”

Google Now will also display relevant cards for the Nest to more conveniently manage your home’s temperature when you are on the go. For example, one of the Now cards says that “Nest is getting ready for your arrival” by turning the heat on so it’s comfortable when you arrive. We have tested Google Now integration with Nest and can confirm that it works as advertised, although we had to use the Chrome browser during the setup process to avoid an error message.

Google Now commands for changing the temperature on Nest:

  • Change temperature to 20 degrees
  • Set the temperature at 75 degrees
  • Change the temperature to 68
  • Turn the thermostat to 73 degrees fahrenheit
  • Set nest at 22 celsius
  • Change the thermostat to 68 fahrenheit
  • Turn the temperature to 20 degrees celsius
  • Set temperature to 32
  • Turn temperature to 20 celsius
  • Adjust my thermostat to 75 fahrenheit
  • Tweak my temperature to 68
  • Modify my nest temperature to 23 degree celsius
  • Alter the nest thermostat to be 76 degrees
  • Set my nest temperature at about 80
  • Change my thermostat to be 20 celsius please
  • Please set my nest temperature at 69 degrees
  • Set the temp to 75
  • Turn up the temperature to 80
  • Turn the thermostat down to 72
  • Fix the temperature at 75 fahrenheit
  • Dial the thermostat to 23 celsius
  • Increase the temperature to 74 degrees
  • Put the nest thermostat at 68 fahrenheit
  • Decrease the temp to 68
  • Switch the temperature to 24 c
  • Raise the temp to 28
  • Lower the thermostat to 69 fahrenheit
  • Switch the temp up to 75 f
  • Raise up the temperature to 78
  • Switch down the temp to 69
  • Change the temperature
  • Change temperature
  • Please change the thermostat temperature
  • Modify the temperature
  • Alter the temp

The official Google app is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

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