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Nest Wifi and Google Wifi products compared

Google Nest offers 3 different standalone mesh Wi-Fi systems.

  • Google Wifi provides fast reliable coverage. It can be combined with the Nest Wifi router and Nest Wifi point.
  • Nest Wifi can provide even more coverage and faster speeds. It’s composed of Nest Wifi routers and Nest Wifi points. Nest Wifi points also act as a speaker with the Google Assistant. Nest Wifi supports Thread and can be used as a Thread border router.  Coming soon, Nest Wifi will also support Matter.
  • Nest Wifi Pro is a next generation Wi-Fi 6E system for our fastest speeds. It includes the use of the 6 GHz wireless band for improved performance and also be used as a Thread border router, and (coming soon) will be Matter-enabledNest Wifi Pro (Wi-Fi 6E) can't be combined with Nest Wifi or Google Wifi (Wi-Fi 5) in a mesh network.

All Google Nest Wi-Fi devices are managed using the Google Home app, which makes for simple setup and provides easy access to many helpful features. Learn more about Google Nest Wi-Fi systems.

Features Nest Wifi Pro router
 
Nest Wifi router Nest Wifi point Google Wifi point
Device image Photo of Google Nest Wifi router Photo of Google Nest Wifi point
Wi-Fi standard Wifi 6E Wifi 5 Wifi 5 Wifi 5
Wi-Fi bands Tri-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz) Dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) Dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) Dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)
Mesh network Yes, compatible with Nest Wifi Pro routers only
  • Yes, compatible with Nest Wifi routers and points, and Google Wifi points
  • Not compatible with Nest Wifi Pro
  • Yes, compatible with Nest Wifi routers and points, and Google Wifi points
  • Not compatible with Nest Wifi Pro
  • Yes, compatible with Nest Wifi routers and points, and Google Wifi points
  • Not compatible with Nest Wifi Pro
Matter-enabled Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon No
Thread border router Yes Yes Yes No
Smart speaker No No Yes No
Ethernet ports 2 2 None 2
Family Wi-Fi

Stay on top of your kids' screen time with Family Wi-Fi on the Google Home app:

  • Pause Wi-Fi access on demand
  • Schedule internet time-outs
  • Automatically block adult websites
  • Control multiple devices with groups
Guest network Create a separate network and password for your guests and share your home devices.
One app for setup and management

Google Home app

Network insights Yes
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