Requirements for the Nest and Home apps

Make sure that your phone or tablet meets the requirements below. Also check that the app and your device's OS are both up to date. If not, you may experience issues using either app.

Home app requirements

  • A Google account
  • A home Wi-fi network
  • One of the following mobile devices:
    • An Android phone running Android 5.0 or later
    • An Android tablet running Android 6.0 or later
    • An iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.0 or later

Nest app requirements

Note: The Nest app is not available in all regions and languages.

The table below outlines the minimum requirements to install and use the Nest app on different devices.

Web browser on a computer

  • OS requirements:
    • Windows 7 or later
    • Mac OS 10.9 or later
  • Browser requirements:
    • Firefox 33 or later
    • Google Chrome 38 or later
    • Internet Explorer 11 or later
    • Safari 7 or later
  • To view and manage your Nest products, visit

The Google Terms of Service and supplemental Nest Terms of Service apply to use of the Google Home app and devices set up via the app.

Note: The Privacy Policy describes how data is handled by this app and these devices; more details in this Nest Privacy Help Center article. Learn about our commitment to privacy in the home. 

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