Philips Hue is dropping its Works with Nest performance subsequent week on November 17th, The Ambient studies. In a discover proven within the Philips Hue app, the corporate warns that “integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Defend might be discontinued” from this date. Nonetheless, the discover provides that “this may solely be momentary” since a lot of the performance is predicted to get replaced within the Google Residence App as Google transitions to the Works with Hey Google platform.
In addition to the discover in its app, Philips Hue additionally introduced the adjustments in a weblog submit revealed to its web site.
The change comes over a yr after Google introduced it was winding down the Works with Nest good house program. On the time, it mentioned it might not enable any new Works with Nest integrations after August 31st 2019, however that current ones can be allowed to proceed. Now, nevertheless, Philips Hue is dropping help for the previous platform.
Right here’s the total discover being proven to Philips Hue customers, in line with The Ambient:
“Google is transitioning its ‘Works with Nest’ programme to the ‘Works with Hey Google’ programme. Associated to this, Philips Hue integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Defend might be discontinued from November 17, 2020.
It will solely be momentary, as Google is constructing current Works with Nest options into the Google Residence app. Thanks to your endurance and understanding.”
Works with Nest at present permits Google’s good house units to manage its good bulbs. For instance, a room’s lights might be set to show off mechanically when a Nest Cam senses it’s empty, or activate when a Nest Defend hearth alarm detects smoke.
The Philips Hue app notes that related performance is predicted to look quickly within the Google Residence app through the brand new Works with Hey Google program. The Ambient notes that some performance is taking some time to reach, however that no less than one in style Works with Nest function just lately began rolling out. Final month Google added “Presence sensing” to the Google Residence app, which makes use of a mix of smartphone geofencing and movement sensors in good house units to know if you’re house.