Best Smart Thermostats That Work With Google Home

By Steve Hall

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Sure there are a lot of great smart thermostats out there but if you have Google Home, then it can be a bit more of a challenge.

The best smart thermostats that work with Google Home are made by:

  • Nest
  • Hive
  • Honeywell
  • Ecobee
  • Mysa

Google Home was unveiled in May of 2016, and then actually released to the public in the United States in November of the same year.

Since then they have been trying to catch up with Amazon and their Alexa counterpart, but what we’ve seen is a large burst of Google Home implementations in newer technology.

Allow me to preface the rest of this article by saying that I have researched extensively and I have found every single smart thermostat that works with Google Home as of the writing of this article. I will do my best to come back and update this as I find newer products.


Suddenly, every tech company wants to integrate its smart home products with Google’s assistant technology. Including their Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max.

Gotta get a piece of the pie ya know!

Smart integrations keep coming, and at such a pace that it can be hard to know exactly which products work with Google Home.

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Smart Thermostats That Work With Google Home

To help you pick the best smart thermostat that works with Google Home, I’ve created this comprehensive guide.

Below are the best thermostats that are compatible with Google Home. Obviously, I will be updating this list as newer smart home technology becomes available.

Nest – The Best All-Around Smart Thermostat

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Nest has partnered with Google in order to combat the marketing strategies of Amazon and Apple. Therefore it only makes sense that I mention them first.

One of the standout features of Nest is that it literally can take it a week to learn your habits and how you use your heat. It’s training capabilities definitely make it one of the best options you can choose along with it’s preferred compatibility.

Google Home compatibility allows you to control heat and hot water and never even mess with that pesky dial on the wall again.

If you want to find out more or just check out the reviews on the product here is a link to it over on Amazon.

Hive – The New Smart Thermostat On The Block

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Well, it took them a while to come around, but Hive’s Smart Thermostat is now officially compatible with Google Home!

Hive is all over the map now and definitely an emerging company with some of their newer smart home technology. The Hive family of smart home products now includes smart cameras, smart lighting, and even smart plugs!

This does also require a Hive Hub, which it comes with. It does also require that you have a C-wire for the installation, but that’s pretty much standard for every smart thermostat out there.

I like what Hive is doing with their product line and the fact that their thermostats are now compatible with Google Home might just be the game changer they needed.

Here is a link to the Hive Smart Thermostat over on Amazon. Check out the reviews. It’s definitely worth the look.

Ecobee – Best Multiroom Smart Thermostat

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Anyone who has been reading my blog knows that I am a HUGE fan of Ecobee for so many reasons. Their customer service is the biggest reason.

You can read my article about my experience with Ecobee’s customer service. I personally have 4 Ecobee thermostats in my home (one for each zone) and I love them!

The Ecobee3 Lite smart thermostat is probably my personal favorite just because of its low price point. You can usually find them for a pretty good deal on Amazon when they are on sale.

You can pair it with Ecobee room sensors (sold separately) to help manage the areas in your home that are particularly cold or hot.

Again, this is my personal favorite, but don’t just take my word for it. Check out their reviews on Amazon and see what other people are saying.

I also have an article about how to set up your google home with your Ecobee.

Honeywell – Best Smart Thermostat Deal

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Honeywell has been around forever in the heating and cooling industry. They make a good quality product. The reason that I’m including them here is not just because of that.

Their Lyric T5 features adaptive recovery technology that works with its built-in geofencing capabilities. This allows the thermostat to know if you are home or not and what the temperature should be set to.

I had to do some research here because it was not clear at first whether or not Honeywell is compatible with Google Homes Assistant.

But I have good news!

According to Honeywell’s website, their Lyric T5 and others are now compatible with Google Home.

Their price point is so low that I’d have to be an idiot to leave them out! You can check out their current price on Amazon as well as reviews.

Mysa – Best Smart Thermostat For Baseboards

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When it comes to heating a home with baseboards it can be a different ballgame. Mysa has taken all of the guesswork out of it though for high voltage/line voltage home heating.

Of course, if you have electric baseboard or fan-forced heaters, then you know how expensive it can be to heat your home. Mysa is one of the smartest ways to save up to 30% on your heating bill.

Mysa is not the most expensive smart thermostat out there either with a price point which really isn’t that bad all things considered.

You can take full control of your home’s energy usage by using their app. It also allows you to use your voice via Google Home and you can even add it to your Samsung SmartThings routine or set up IFTTT applets.

If you are curious to see more about the Mysa, you can check it out over on Amazon here.


Google Home compatibility with companies that make smart thermostats has definitely come around and the tide is changing. Google is now compatible with many different smart home devices including smart locks, smart speakers like Sonos, and smart security cameras like the Arlo Pro.

If you have a Google Assistant product then you should really make the most of it by utilizing the newer smart home thermostat technology that is out there.

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Steve Hall

Steve Hall is the founder of this website, a certified technology professional and a smart home tech enthusiast fascinated by the power of connected devices.

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