There has been much chat about the latest Google Home App. and I can not help but think it would include the Nest Protect which has long been a forgotten step child of the current App. Can one of the beta users please confirm or deny that Nest Protect is included? I know some version of Matter is to be included but really think they should include their existing products before going to device protocols that are not available yet.
There isn’t an integration of Nest products and Google Home…which is insane to me. Google acquired Neat at least 4 years ago, so for them to offer home products, such as a homes smoke detector, that don’t work in their own ecosystem that’s named “Google *Home*” is rather remarkable. I’ll have to assume it’s bc of some belief that they’ll sell more of their home products if they restrict them to the Nest app. After all, if they let all home security products available in Google Home, then other people could buy whatever home security brands they wanted, and not Nest. If they don’t get this extremely obvious oversight (which k don’t think is an actual oversight, but intentional) then I’ll just return my Nest Protect and go with another company that’s willing to be universally accepted across Google or Apple Home.
I mean, that sounds like a great idea, and would be something that’s totally within the realm of doable for a company like Google 😂🤷🏽♂️. Interesting fact, Google acquired Nest in 2014. Also in 2014, Blue Origin (Jeff Bezos little spaceship program) moved into the orbital space flight technology business. In other words, Jeff Bezos was able to essentially, from the ground up, create an entire space flight program, capable of taking him, and other very lucky passengers, into actual outer space, all faster than it’s taken Google to get its **bleep** together and get its Nest products rolled under one environment/umbrella. 🤪
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your inquiry about Nest Protect integration into the Google Home App.
We appreciate everyone's request for this additional feature. I understand how it can be useful and helpful at the same time to have the Nest Protect integrate with the Google Home app to make it work flawlessly with the other smart devices.
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I'll go ahead and lock the thread in 24 hours unless you still have other questions or concerns.