Please please please add hot water control to the Alexa skill. The whole reason I bought a Nest thermostat was so I could control my heating with Alexa. I didn’t dream for a minute that I wouldn’t be able to control the hot water. It’s the thing I use the most, and it annoys me every time I have to open my phone, go into the app and then hot water. It was quicker when I had a manual button on the wall!
Also, I usually only want to boost the water enough for a quick shower. 30 minutes is way too long, so I have to set a reminder on Alexa to remind me to stop the boost after 10 minutes. IOT devices should make life easier, not harder! Come on guys, let’s make it better and more useful for everyone!
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Could you please tell us the Nest Thermostat model you have? Also, from what country are you posting?
I'll look forward to your response.
Hello there @cavman255 !
I get how important this is to you and I'm really sorry for any inconvenience. Adding features to devices takes time and effort and we appreciate your patience while we're working on enhancing our products. If there are any changes, we'll make sure to shout it from our rooftops. Keep following us for updates. In the mean time, please let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.
Thanks in advance, Oana.
Yes, thanks for your reply.
I’m a developer, so very well aware of what’s involved in updating the Alexa skill and software. I was just surprised these things were not considered In the initial development. For me, I’ve spent a lot of money on something that isn’t very smart for a leading smart device. It’s actually more manual for me to use than my old manual button! Hopefully the software can be updated soon, otherwise I’ll be looking for a different solution.
But thank you, appreciate your responses 😊