Using Google Home with your Nest Thermostat

The holidays are here! And you may not know it yet, but there’s a good chance that Santa has some new tech coming your way. So we sought out to give you a few tips on how to make your home a little smarter. 

Nest has been the leader in Smart Thermostat industry for a while. You are able to set the temperature through your phone even when you’re not around. But when you are home, wouldn’t it be cool just to ask Google to turn up the heat? 

Well, you can with just a few steps. With Google Home, you can ask the Google Assistant questions about the Nest Thermostat’s status and tell your Nest change the temperature or set it for a certain amount of time. The Google Home can also play certain notifications from your Nest. 

1. Setup your Google Home and Nest Thermostat
2. Learn how to link the two by following the steps here

When all is done, try asking Google some of these phrases:

  • Hey Google, what’s the temperature inside?
  • Hey Google, make it warmer.
  • Ok Google, set the temperature to 68 degrees.
  • Ok Google, raise the temperature 72 degrees.