Philips Hue will stop working with the Nest function next week on November 17th, Surroundings report. In a notice displayed in the Philips Hue app, the company warned that “integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued” as of this date. However, the notice adds that “this will only be temporary” as many of the functionality is expected to be replaced in the Google Home App when Google moves to the Hey Google Activity platform.
Along with its in-app announcement, Philips Hue also announced the changes in a blog post published on its website.
This change comes more than a year after Google announced it stopped implementing the Smart home program Works with Nest. At the time, it said it would not allow any new Product integration with Nest after August 31, 2019, but existing operations will be allowed to continue. However, for now, Philips Hue is discontinuing support for the old platform.
This is the full notice currently being displayed to Philips Hue users, according to Surroundings:
“Google is transitioning the ‘Work with Nest’ program to the ‘Work with Hey Google’ program. In this regard, the integration of Philips Hue with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued as of November 17, 2020.
This will be temporary as Google is building existing Works with Nest features into the Google Home app. Thank you for your patience and understanding. “
Working with Nest now allows Google smart home devices to control their smart bulbs. For example, a room light can be set to automatically turn off when Nest Cam senses an empty room or turn on when a smoke alarm is detected by Nest Protect’s fire alarm.
The Philips Hue app notes that the same functionality is expected to appear in the Google Home app soon through the new Works with Hey Google program. Surroundings Note that some functions will take a while to roll out, but there is at least one feature that Works with the popular Nest recently starting to roll out. Last month, Google added a “Presence Sensor” to its Google Home app, which uses a combination of smartphone geolocation and motion sensors in smart home devices to find out. when are you at home.