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Jeremy asked

Cannot Control Thermostat with No Mode Property in Alexa App

It seems that the thermostat integration has been updated in the Alexa app. I assume this has to do with the new smart thermostat by Amazon that was recently released.

The issue with this update is that it seems to expect a thermostat mode to be defined. If such thermostat only includes setpoint capabilities, as per the discover example below, it assumes that the thermostat mode is off, per the screenshot below, and the whole integration is disabled in the Alexa app.

Prior to this update, you were able to change setpoints even if the thermostatMode property wasn't defined. As a matter a fact, the mode wouldn't be displayed if it wasn't defined as a supported property.

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{
  "endpointId": "Thermostat",
  "manufacturerName": "manufacturer",
  "description": "description",
  "friendlyName": "Thermostat",
  "displayCategories": [
    "THERMOSTAT"
  ],
  "cookie": {},
  "capabilities": [
    {
      "type": "AlexaInterface",
      "interface": "Alexa.ThermostatController",
      "version": "3",
      "properties": {
        "supported": [
          {
            "name": "targetSetpoint"
          }
        ],
        "proactivelyReported": false,
        "retrievable": true
      }
    },
                {
      "type": "AlexaInterface",
      "interface": "Alexa.TemperatureSensor",
      "version": "3",
      "properties": {
        "supported": [
          {
            "name": "temperature"
          }
        ],
        "proactivelyReported": false,
        "retrievable": true
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "AlexaInterface",
      "interface": "Alexa.EndpointHealth",
      "version": "3",
      "properties": {
        "supported": [
          {
            "name": "connectivity"
          }
        ],
        "proactivelyReported": false,
        "retrievable": true
      }
    },
    {
      "type": "AlexaInterface",
      "interface": "Alexa",
      "version": "3"
    }
  ]
}
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KirkC@Amazon answered

Thank you for taking the time to report this apparent change in behavior! It looks like you reached out to us directly via e-mail as well. I just wanted to let you know what we received your e-mail and have escalated this to the appropriate internal engineering team. Any updates will be sent to you via e-mail.

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