Amazon Echo can now control your Nest thermostat

In the latest update to the Amazon Echo platform, the connected speaker and digital assistant can now interact with your Nest thermostat. Once you've linked your Nest thermostat to your Echo through the Alexa app, you can control the temperature in your home with your voice by simply asking Alexa.

Amazon is also highlighting some sports-focused aspects of the Echo this week. Specifically, soccer (or football, if you prefer) fans can now keep track of English Premier League games by asking Alexa for scores and schedules for their favorite teams. Similarly, if you're afflicted with March Madness, you can ask Alexa about your favorite teams as the NCAA tournament progresses.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster