Updated: June 14, 2023
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How do I connect nest to alexa

Short summary:

  1. Download and open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap the menu icon at the top left corner of the app.
  3. From the menu, select "Skills & Games."
  4. In the search bar, type "Nest" and search for the official "Nest" skill.
  5. Tap on the Nest skill from the search results.
  6. Select the "Enable" button to enable the skill.
  7. Sign in to your Nest account using your Nest credentials.
  8. Once the skill is enabled and connected to your Nest account, you can use Alexa voice commands to control your Nest device.
  9. Say "Alexa, discover my devices" to allow Alexa to detect and connect with your Nest device.
Top answer

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
Please, follow this instruction to connect Nest to Alexa:

  1. Add your Nest device to the Google Home app.
  2. At the top right of the app home screen, tap your account profile. Home app settings.
  3. Tap Partner Connections. Amazon Alexa.
  4. Turn on permissions for your new device.
  5. Say "Alexa, discover my devices."
Customer Replay

i am working on your instruction
i cannot add the nest device to the google home nest app. that's the problem I am having. when I go on the wall because my nest is alreday install on the wall, it saids its alreday connecet to an account and asking me for a key
i need to know how can i add my nest themostat device to the nest home app because it is not allowing me. saying that it is alreday install with an account

Could you try this one to find a key:

  1. To bring up the Quick View menu, press the ring.
  2. Turn the ring to Settings and press select.
  3. Choose Nest app Get Entry Key.
  4. Your thermostat should show you a 7-character key to enter into the Nest app.
Customer Replay

okay I have added the device but I do not see how to connect

You mean how to connect Nest to Alexa?

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Did you install the Alexa app?

Customer Replay

so you want me to go into alex app instead of the nest app?

Yes, let's try this way.

Customer Replay

i am in the alexa app now

Please, Access Skills & Games: In the Alexa app, tap on the menu icon located at the top left corner. From the menu, select "Skills & Games."

Customer Replay

i did

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Good. Search for the Nest Skill: In the Skills & Games section, search for "Nest" in the search bar. Look for the official "Nest" skill from the search results and select it.

Customer Replay

okay i just linked it

Please, enable the Nest Skill: Tap on the Nest skill and then select the "Enable" button to enable the skill. You may need to sign in to your Nest account using your Nest credentials.

Customer Replay

okay it worked
thank you for all your help

Great! I'm glad to hear that!
Is it working properly, *****?

Customer Replay

yes thank you

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