Wink beats ST at announcing thermostat control with Echo, BUT ST integration works too!


(Bobby) #1

Beginning today, the ‘bankrupt’ HA platform Wink allows users to control their Nest thermostat using Echo’s voice. Not too shabby for a ‘bankrupt’ platform. I wonder when will ST catch up?

Without an official announcement from ST, the integration is ACTIVE as of today!!!

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(Matt) #2

I just wish “alexa Close garage door” worked


(Someday my dog will be automated) #3

From what I read in the Wink Users Group, after this update, Alexa can open/close locks as well. Can’t confirm it myself.


(Matt) #4

that would be good "Alexa I am here to rob the house unlock front door " :slight_smile:


(Someday my dog will be automated) #5

Assuming you left the windows open and the burglar is all about tech. :wink:


(Scott G) #6

Should have happened by now unless Amazon takes a really long time to review submissions…17 days ago it was already submitted.


(Bobby) #7

I know, that’s why I find it funny that Wink got theirs first…I guess the power of Nest matters more?


(Bobby) #8

The thermostat control is ACTIVE! Alexa just changed my z-wave thermostat to 70 degrees!!!


Amazon Echo soon will control thermostats natively
(Matt) #9

CT100 here.

“thermostat is in auto mode Aiming for 55”

be careful. It adjusted my heat and cool to 55 since I am in auto mode


(Matt) #10

apparently they have not enabled this yet for the Fires. It keeps telling me this command does not work on device thermostat


(Bobby) #11

For what? …what are you trying to do?


(Matt) #12

set the thermostat using my fire vs using my echo


(Bobby) #13

Aha…yeah, it might be an issue on Echo side too. My Fire says that it didn’t find a thermostat on my profile.


#14

My z-wave thermostat does not show up in the list, what should I do different ? it shows up in the echo smartapp in smarthings ( I added it), but it does not show up in echo device list. I tried to “discover devices”, but still does not show up

Any help is appreciated


(Bobby) #15

I didn’t have to do anything ‘special’. I just selected my thermostats in the Echo app in SmartThings, and then ran the discovery in the Echo app. I have no idea why yours would be different. Are you using the stock device handler, or a custom handler?


(Micheal ) #16

You can do this also with Alexa Helper.[RELEASE] Alexa Helper


#17

I use stock Z-Wave Thermostat as far as I know. It shows up in the smart things alexa app. But its not visible in the Echo device list (on the echo app). Itrid discover devices. still did not show up


#18

Thanks, this seems a lot powerful, but I would try the normal route first before doing this.


(Micheal ) #19

Of course…always have to have your options!


(Dave Schierenbeck) #20

Hey, can someone give me some suggestions on what you feel are the best thermostats to use for this? I’m a relative newbie, and have been playing around with ST for a month or so.

I now want to tackle the thermostats (I have 2). Carrier A/C and Gas furnace. I want reasonable cost, but be able to control the thermostat from the Echo, and also remotely from the internet via the ST interface.

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave