Smart Home Kettle Guide

Device TYPE

action.devices.types.KETTLE Kettles are devices that boil water. Interactions with kettles may include turning them on and off, adjusting the target temperature, and perhaps adjusting various mode settings.

This type indicates that the device gets the kettle icon and some kettle-type synonyms/aliases.

These are our recommendations for traits on this type of device, however you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Please see each individual trait document for implementation details like required attributes, EXECUTE and QUERY.

Sample SYNC Request and Response

This is an example using the device type and traits above. It is intended to give an idea of how to build a SYNC response. If you add or remove traits, this will need to be modified to reflect those changes.

  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "inputs": [{
    "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "1836.15267389",
    "devices": [{
      "id": "123",
      "type": "action.devices.types.KETTLE",
      "traits": [
      "name": {
        "defaultNames": ["AAA Smart Kettle"],
        "name": "Kettle",
        "nicknames": ["tea kettle"]
      "willReportState": true,
      "attributes": {
        "temperatureRange": {
          "minThresholdCelsius": 0.0,
          "maxThresholdCelsius": 100.00
        "temperatureUnitForUX": "F",
        "pausable": false
      "deviceInfo": {
        "manufacturer": "Smart Kettle Manufacturers",
        "model": "F600G",
        "hwVersion": "3.2",
        "swVersion": "11.4"
      "customData": {
        "fooValue": 74,
        "barValue": true,
        "bazValue": "lambtwirl"


The error codes extend the primary list in the DevGuide. Additional errors will be added as needed.


Kettles have type-based grammar for action.devices.traits.OnOff. If the device supports OnOff, Boil some water will send an action.devices.commands.OnOff command.