WeMo devices now work with the Nest thermostat

WeMo works with Nest
The WeMo line of connected switches and plugs now works with Google’s Nest thermostat.

Belkin announced Tuesday that its line of WeMo connected light switches and wall plugs now works with Google’s Nest thermostat.

WeMo users can control basic functions of the Nest thermostat via the latest version of the WeMo app (1.15) for both Android and iOS devices. This eliminates the need to switch between two apps in order to check or adjust the temperature of your home (you can also switch between heat and A/C, see the inside humidity and shut-off your furnace).

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Rules can also be created now to turn off lights or devices connected to WeMo switches and plugs when the Nest is in “away” mode or to have lights or devices turn on when the Nest knows you’re home.

WeMo products that work with Nest include the WeMo Switch, WeMo Insight Switch, WeMo Light Switch and WeMo Maker.

For those interested in “smart home” technology this news has been a long time coming. Having all your connected devices able to talk to each other makes for a seamless connected home experience that requires a lot less effort and energy to run.

How to introduce your WeMo to your Nest

To get WeMo devices talking with Nest you must have the latest version of the WeMo app (1.15) installed and your WeMo devices and Nest must be setup on your home network and working.

From the WeMo app click the “more” (or gear) button and then press the “connect to Nest” button. Follow the steps to finish setting up the WeMo-Nest introduction.

Once your Nest is synced you’ll be able to see it and control it from within the WeMo app.

Are you excited that WeMo and Nest now work together? Share your thoughts in the comments below or at facebook.com/bamcatBuzz.

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