Requirements to use the Nest app

The Nest app lets you set up, control, and see the status of your Nest products. To be able to use the Nest app, your phone, tablet, wearable, TV, or computer needs to meet some minimum requirements.

You can install the Nest app on a number of Android and Apple products, and you can also manage your Nest home using a web browser on a Windows or Mac computer.

Whichever device you’re using, it’s always a good idea to keep it up-to-date for the latest security and bug fixes.

Important: Using the Nest app on an older product that doesn’t meet the requirements may cause compatibility issues. If you do have any problems with the Nest app, check that your device software is up to date.

The tables below outline the minimum requirements to install and use the Nest app on different types of 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


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