If you own a compatible Google Nest device, you can add a Nest Aware subscription to save your recorded footage. You can choose from different plans to fit your needs and preferences.
Nest Aware pricing
Nest Aware subscriptions are billed monthly or yearly.
All prices are in the local currency. Choose your country:
|Nest Aware monthly||Nest Aware Plus monthly||Nest Aware yearly||Nest Aware Plus yearly|
Nest Aware free trials
Try a Nest Aware free trial
- When you set up an eligible device in either the Google Home app or Nest app, you can try out a Nest Aware subscription for 30 days.
- After the trial ends, you can subscribe to Nest Aware to continue using subscription features. There is a limit of one free trial per home.
- Once you start the trial, you can’t cancel it, but you can turn off your camera recording and sound detection if you want. You can also delete your video history and sound detection events with the app.
- To be eligible for a free trial, your home must be in a country where Nest Aware subscriptions are available for purchase.
- Specific Nest Aware features may vary by region and device.
- You’ll need to use a Google Account when you sign up for Nest Aware.
What’s included with the trial
During the trial period, you’ll be able to:
- Get more intelligent alerts, including specific alerts when your Nest camera detects a familiar or unfamiliar face.
- In the United States, you can also get alerts when the sound of breaking glass or a smoke alarm is detected by your Google Nest speakers or displays.
Note: Familiar face alerts are not available on Nest Cams used in Illinois and may not be available on certain Nest Cams in the EU.
- Create Activity Zones to highlight areas you want your camera to keep a closer eye on, and get custom alerts when it detects motion there. Activity zones do not require a Nest Aware subscription with Nest Cam battery or Nest Doorbell battery. A Nest Aware subscription is required to use Activity Zones with Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam IQ Indoor, Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, Nest Doorbell wired, and Nest Hub Max.
- Get 30 days of event video history (clips).
- If you’ve already purchased a Nest Aware subscription that includes a longer video history, you’ll be able to continue to access the full video history that’s included with your subscription when your trial ends.
- Create and share video clips or timelapses.
Check when your trial starts and ends
- If you’re eligible, you can opt in to the free Nest Aware 30-day trial when you add an eligible product to the Home app or Nest app. Depending on your region, a free trial may be unavailable.
- You can purchase a subscription for Nest Aware at any time during your trial or after it ends.
- You’ll be notified in the app, and get a series of emails letting you know when your trial ends.
- Note: If you subscribed to Nest Aware through one of our partners, the free trial may end when you purchase a subscription from them. Contact the partner for more details.
You can always check when your trial ends beforehand on a web browser or in the app:
- Visit store.google.com/subscriptions. Sign in to your account, if needed.
- If you have more than one home, use the drop down menu at the top to select the home with the free trial you want to view.
- You’ll find the date your trial ends in the Nest Aware section.
- If you already signed up for a paid subscription, you’ll see the date when your billing starts.
- If a date doesn't appear then you may not have a free trial.
- Open the Google Home app .
- Tap Settings .
- Under "Features," select Nest Aware.
- Open the Nest app .
- Tap Settings Nest Aware.
What happens when your trial ends
- To continue to use the features that come with your Nest Aware trial, you’ll need to purchase a Nest Aware subscription.
- If you’ve already purchased a subscription from the Google Store, it will automatically start after your free trial ends. You don’t need to do anything else to continue to use Nest Aware.
- If you don’t purchase a Nest Aware subscription before the trial ends, you’ll lose access to Nest Aware’s premium features, including Familiar Faces, sound detection, and recorded video history. With Nest Cam battery or Nest Doorbell battery, you’ll continue to have the included 3 free hours of event video history. While you will still have access to any video clips or timelapses that you’ve saved, the rest of your recorded video history will be erased when the trial period ends. Your sound detection history will expire over time and be deleted.
Cancel your free trial
Understand your subscription
There are three types of Nest Aware Subscriptions. In order to manage your subscription, you must first understand which subscription type you have. To manage your Nest Aware subscriptions, you need to be the home's owner in the Nest app or Google Home app. Depending on when you purchased your subscription, you may have a Nest Aware (1st gen), Nest Aware (2nd gen), or Nest Aware Plus (2nd gen).
|Nest Aware 1st gen||Nest Aware or Nest Aware Plus (2nd gen)|
|Subscription structure||Separate subscriptions for each camera in your home||One subscription for all cameras in your home|
|Billing cycle||Monthly or Annually||Monthly or Annually|
If you started using the Nest app before August 19, 2019, you created a Nest Account to manage your Nest products.
If you started using the Nest app after August 19, 2019, you’re already using a Google Account.
|Requires Google Account|
|In-app management||Can be managed from Nest or Home app||Can be managed from Nest or Home app|
|Adding additional subscriptions||
You can only add 1st gen subscriptions if you don't use a Google Account to sign into the Nest app.
You can continue to renew existing Nest Aware 1st gen subscriptions if you use a Google Account to sign into the Nest app.
|Subscriptions are applied per home, not per device. If you'd like an additional subscription, please add another home under your account.|
|Availability||Your home needs to be in a country that supports Nest Aware.||Your home needs to be in a country that supports Nest Aware.|
|Partner management||If you purchased Nest Aware 1st gen through one of our partners, their policies might be different from what you see in this article. You should contact the partner for details about your subscription.||If you purchased Nest Aware 2nd gen through one of our partners, their policies might be different from what you see in this article. You should contact the partner for details about your subscription.|
Add Nest Aware to existing devices
If you're the home's owner in the Nest app, you can add Nest Aware to your home:
Go to your subscriptions.
Select Subscribe to Nest Aware.
Choose a plan select Next.
Choose your payment method select Confirm Purchase.
Your subscription will start after your free trial ends, or within 24 hours if your trial has already ended.
If you have Nest Secure, learn how to purchase or cancel cellular backup.
How to switch to Nest Aware 2nd gen
If you have a Nest Aware 1st gen subscription, you can switch to the Nest Aware 2nd gen. When you switch, you get a prorated refund for the unused time on your previous subscription.
Before you cancel or change your subscription, read through the following:
- If you’ve migrated to a Google Account, you need to have at least one active subscription to keep Nest Aware 1st gen.
- If you cancel all your Nest Aware 1st gen subscriptions, you won’t be able to sign up for Nest Aware 1st gen again, and you’ll lose any video history that wasn’t saved to the app.
- You can’t add any additional Nest Aware 1st gen subscriptions if you’ve migrated to a Google Account, but you can switch to a Nest Aware subscription that covers all cameras in your home for one low price.
To switch to Nest Aware 2nd gen:
- Make sure you’ve migrated to a Google Account.
- Turn off auto-renew: Cancel the current monthly plan to avoid getting charged by visiting store.google.com/subscriptions page.
- Save video history: Use the "Takeout to download all footage or use the clip creation functionality" on home.nest.com to save clips. Click here for detailed instructions. It may take a bit to generate the file depending on how much history is there.
- Go to your subscriptions.
- For the subscription you'd like to update, select Get Started.
- Choose a plan select Next.
- Choose a billing cycle select Next.
- After you review the Checkout page, select Confirm Purchase.
How to switch between Nest Aware base and Nest Aware Plus plans
To upgrade to Nest Aware Plus:
Select Upgrade to Nest Aware Plus or tap the 3 vertical dots icon next to the subscription and then select Change your plan.
Select Nest Aware Plus.
Click or tap Next.
Review the subscription and click or tap Confirm Purchase.
To downgrade from Nest Aware Plus to the Nest Aware base plan:
- Go to store.google.com/subscriptions.
- Next to the subscription, select the 3 vertical dots icon and then select Change your plan.
- Select Nest Aware.
- Click or tap Next.
- Review the subscription and click or tap Confirm Purchase.
- Once you migrate your Nest account to Google, you can’t purchase any new Nest Aware 1st gen subscriptions.
- You can’t change your billing plan cycle from monthly to annual or from annual to monthly.
- You can upgrade from Nest Aware 2nd gen to Nest Aware Plus at any time.
Change your payment method
You can change the card or payment method you use to pay for your subscription:
- For Nest Aware, go to your subscriptions.
- For the subscription you'd like to update, select Change payment method.
- Choose a payment method select Update.
Subscriptions renew automatically. Renewals are billed to your on-file payment method every month or year, based on the billing cycle you first selected.
Cancel your subscription
Learn how to cancel your subscription.