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Support for Works with Nest has ended

As of September 29, 2023, Works with Nest (WWN) connections no longer work. You can continue to automate your home through Works with Google Home (WWGH) by creating Routines in the Google Home app's "Automations" tab or script editor, available now in Public Preview.

For more information, go to this Community Forum post.

Moving to Works with Google Home

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Moving to Works with Google Home starts with a Google Account

If you want to use your Nest devices with WWGH, the script editor, or Amazon Alexa, you must migrate your Nest account to a Google Account. Once completed, migration isn't reversible.

Migrating to a Google Account will give you the benefit of a single account, seamless experiences, and the ability to align homes and home members across the Nest and Google Home apps. You'll also have access to new features that'll be available with a Google Account, the Google Home app, and the WWGH program.

We recommend you read this entire article and the FAQs about accounts for the Nest app before you migrate your Nest account and associated data to a Google Account.

Once you've migrated your account, you'll need to connect your WWGH devices in the Google Home app.

Create automations with the script editor

The script editor uses the power of Google intelligence to help you build a personalized smart home ecosystem and make any home automation possible by easily creating and editing scripted automations. To create or edit more advanced automations, the script editor for Google Home (available now in Public Preview) gives you access to the most starters and actions and all traits that Google products and third-party devices support.

Advanced logic such as multiple triggers and Boolean conditions enable you to orchestrate your smart home devices beyond what's currently available in the app. The script editor has more than 100 new features to fit your unique understanding of your home and what you want it to do.

Switch to the Google Home Alexa skill

The Google Nest skill for Alexa works with the Google Home app and replaces the WWN skill for Alexa, which was turned off on September 29, 2023. The Google Nest skill lets you control your Nest thermostat and view your Nest camera livestream with Alexa.

The Google Nest skill for Alexa only works with migrated Google Accounts.

Switch to the latest Google Nest skill for Alexa

The latest Google Nest skill for Alexa works with the Google Home app and replaces the current Alexa skill running over Works with Nest, which will also be turned off on September 29, 2023. The Google Nest skill lets you control your Nest thermostat and view your Nest camera livestream with Alexa. The Google Nest skill for Alexa and other partner ecosystem integrations will only work with migrated Google Accounts.

Enable the new Google Nest Alexa skill

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google device. If correct, tap the close icon  to close the account window. To switch accounts, tap the dropdown icon , then tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Settings and then + Add.
  5. Tap Service Amazon Alexa skill.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to enable the skill in the Alexa app.

Learn more about how to control Google Nest products with Amazon Alexa.

Other WWN partner connections

After you migrate to a Google Account, you can explore alternative connections available to you with the WWGH platform.

  • Because WWGH functions differently, the way your Nest and third-party smart home products work together will be different.
  • All triggered routines of Nest, Google, and partner devices will be set up and managed from the Google Home app using Routines or the consumer script editor.
  • Some of your existing devices and connections might not be supported by WWGH. Check your device's app to find out if it works with Google.

One of the most popular WWN features was to automatically trigger routines based on Nest's Home/Away status. WWGH already works with many partners and devices, and integrates seamlessly with Routines. Routines allow anyone to quickly customize how their smart devices work together based on simple triggers – whether you're leaving home or going to bed.

Nest and Google Assistant migration

We've streamlined the migration of existing Nest devices already connected with Google Assistant and the Home app. When migrating your Nest Account, just choose the same Google Account you're using for Google Assistant.

Your Google Assistant and any Nest device connection you may have set up previously will continue to work as they did before migration. All your existing Nest device names, home and room assignments, and Assistant Routines are all retained and will continue after account migration.

If you have enabled data access for any third party connections, you can choose which data you share with Google Nest partners by using our Partner Connections tool.

Nest Doorbell (wired, 1st gen) announcements

If you want to continue receiving doorbell announcements from your Nest Doorbell (wired, 1st Gen) on your Nest speakers and displays, you need to migrate your Nest account to a Google Account. Once you’ve migrated your account, you’ll be able to continue receiving these doorbell announcements.

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