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Zigbee thermostat supported?

We develop Zigbee thermostats for heating only.

My question was if Alexa supports zigbee thermostats(no cloud) and if they should be included with relays.

In my case the thermostat is wireless and not connected directly to the boiler, could a second device (relay) zigbee be used?

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In short, yes, some Amazon Echo devices do have built-in Zigbee hubs and thus can discover and control Zigbee devices without the need of the "cloud" or an Alexa skill.

For more details, I'd recommend reviewing our "Smart Home Zigbee Support" documentation here:
https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/zigbee-support.html

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Thanks a lot for the answer.

My device is not connected to a boiler, it only reads the room temperature and the temperature set by the user.

I would like it to communicate with Alexa and with a relay connected to the boiler.

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Currently, per our documentation, it looks like the only Zigbee device types supported by Alexa are in-wall switches, plugs and outlets, lights and locks:

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/zigbee-support.html#echo-plus

Now, you could still develop a smart thermostat, and that thermostat could also support Zigbee, but it looks like in order to have the details of that thermostat visible to Alexa, you would need to manage your own device cloud, and create an Alexa smart home skill.

If you do want to look further into developing a smart home skill though, please see the following:

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/understand-the-smart-home-skill-api.html

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/steps-to-build-a-smart-home-skill.html

We also provided a list of Alexa smart home interfaces that we would expect for a thermostat connected to Alexa via a smart home skill:

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/docs/alexa/smarthome/get-started-with-device-templates.html#wall-thermostat

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