Tado, Europe’s Nest competitor, adds multi-room temperature control and IFTTT support

tadoTado, Europe’s main Nest competitor in the smart thermostat field, has announced two new enhancements to its system. First, multi-room temperature control, allowing different temperatures to be set in different rooms. Second, support for IFTTT recipes to automatically trigger other actions based on Tado detecting people arriving or leaving the home.

For homes that already have different heating devices in different rooms, such as underfloor heating, adding a second thermostat is all you need for the multi-room control. Most of us, though, will need a new smart radiator valve that won’t be available until next fall.

IFTTT support – first promised back in March – has been added from today. This can do things like automatically switch on your alarm when the last person leaves your home, and turn on lights when someone returns. The company has also confirmed that it plans to add HomeKit support further down the line, enabling Siri control and more.

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If you’re considering Tado, you may want to check out my review.

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Comments

  1. monty72 - 7 years ago

    Finally room control instead of a thermostat that’s mostly fitted in a hall way nobody sits in with a door on one end that opens to the outside (UK)

    • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

      Mine is sensibly located in the living-room, but my office is upstairs, which is 2C warmer. I use the time control to work around that, but looking forward to the separate radiator controls.

      • monty72 - 7 years ago

        Why was my comment removed?

  2. 89p13 - 7 years ago

    Nest – Are You Listening to your European competition? I hope so – these features would make me upgrade from Ver. 1 to this version.

  3. folsombear - 7 years ago

    Tado only seems to work withA/C’s that have remotes with digital displays.
    I have a Friedrich in wall brand new AC but the remote has no display and I’ve spent 6 months online working with tado to get it to work to no avail and now I’m sending it back.

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