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October 4, 2017

Nest’s new security products will soon do more with Google Home

by John_A

Today’s Google event is all about, well, Google hardware, but that doesn’t mean Nest isn’t getting some love too. On stage the company just announced that its Google Home speaker (and now, Google Home Mini) will soon have deeper, more useful integrations with Nest hardware. So if you have a Nest camera set up, you can ask Home to show the live feed on your TV via Chromecast. You can also change the temperature on your Nest thermostat with conversational terms like “warmer” and set up your Nest Hello doorbell so it calls Home, like a remote intercom.

Just say: “Ok Google, show me the entryway.” and Nest Cam will be able to livestream to your TV. #madebyGoogle pic.twitter.com/unDYAetXKr

— Nest (@nest) October 4, 2017

Nest will also support Google Home routines. These are bundled actions that you trigger with a single key phrase like “okay Google, goodnight.” Soon, these grouped actions will include Nest hardware, meaning you can turn down the temperature while also killing your smart lights and any music playing in the living room. In short, Google is pushing all of its smart home products, including those developed by Nest, to feel like one natural and cohesive whole. How that all works in practice, of course, remains to be seen. We’ll have to try it all out when the functionality goes live.

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