Belkin WeMo Joins 'Works With Nest' Program

Nest has perhaps the best smart thermostat on the market. Not just in the looks of the thermostat, but also in the way that it works and works with other smart home products. Nest debuted their 'Works with Nest' program almost two years ago. Which is essentially a group of products that can talk with Nest's products like their Learning Thermostat or the Protect (smoke detector). Today, there's a new member that was added to that family. That is Belkin WeMo. Now it's limited to just the WeMo switches and WeMo Maker, but that's all you really need.

What this means is that you can now choose to automatically have the lights switch on when you get home, as well as raising or lowering the temperature on your thermostat. It makes it easier to toggle everything on or off, from your smartphone. Instead of needing to use the WeMo app and Nest's app individually, you can just use the WeMo app which is being updated today for both Android and iOS. The WeMo app will have control of the Nest Thermostat's target temperature as well as the ability to turn on the fan. Making it a whole lot easier for most people that already use WeMo's line of products.

Those of you that may be unfamiliar with Belkin WeMo, it's a line of smart home products, similar to Philips Hue, which can be controlled with the aforementioned app. Additionally, it has support for all sorts of automation services like IFTTT, Amazon's Alexa and now works with Nest. The most popular products in the WeMo line are arguably their switches and light bulbs. The light switches are neat because you can control them with your smartphone without needing to replace the light bulbs throughout your home. Another neat product of theirs is the WiFi-enabled Crock-Pot. This means you'll be able to turn on your Crock-Pot to start cooking your meal when you aren't home. Making for a pretty awesome experience.

The WeMo app isn't yet updated with Nest support, but it should be getting it by 3PM today, according to Belkin's announcement.

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