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Add thermostat without adding to Google Home

brocks26
Community Member

Hello, 

Is it possible to add the Nest thermostat to the Nest app without adding it to Google Home? My kids think it's "fun" to control the thermostat with Google voice commands. It's costing me an arm and a leg. 

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EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@Patrick_Caezza and RXShorty, thanks for the help!

 

@brocks26, thanks for reaching out. Aside from what RXShorty is suggesting, we don't have an option to block voice commands to devices linked to your Google Assistant. Our team is always looking for ways to improve and we'll take this as feedback.

 

Thanks,

Edward

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @brocks26,

Maybe another good option is to enable Google Assistant Voice Match.
This way, you can configure your Google Assistant to only listen to your voice.

Found a helpful tutorial on how to set up your Google Assistant only to work for you: https://www.howtogeek.com/776703/how-to-restrict-when-kids-can-use-google-assistant-speakers/ 

If you set it up like this, the Google Assistant only responds to commands given by the voice that matches. 🙂

I don't use Google Assistant, my kids do. That's why I only want the thermostat in the Nest app. 

RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @brocks26 

I understand but if you setup home assistant with your voice only as allowed it also solves your problem. 🙂

That way Google Assistant does not listen to your kids but only to you if needed.

Right, I get what you're saying but, again, I don't use Google Assistant, my kids do. I appreciate the suggestion though. 

EdwardT
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

@Patrick_Caezza and RXShorty, thanks for the help!

 

@brocks26, thanks for reaching out. Aside from what RXShorty is suggesting, we don't have an option to block voice commands to devices linked to your Google Assistant. Our team is always looking for ways to improve and we'll take this as feedback.

 

Thanks,

Edward

Patrick_Caezza
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

The Google Nest Thermostat is only compatible with the Google Home App. It doesn't work with the Nest app.

I've always used the Nest app for my Nest thermostat. My kids use voice commands.