Philips Hue is dropping Works with Nest jobs next week on November 17th. Ocean Reports. In a notification displayed in the Philips Hue app, the company warned that “integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued” as of this date. However, the notice adds that “this will only be temporary” as much of the functionality in the Google Home app is expected to be replaced as Google migrates to the Works with Hey Google platform.
In addition to the notification in the app, Philips Hue has also announced changes to the A blog post was posted on her website.
The change comes more than a year after Google announced it Finalize the Works with Nest smart home program. At the time, it said it would not allow any new Works with Nest integrations after August 31, 2019, but that Existing ones will be allowed to continue. Now, however, Philips Hue is dropping support for the legacy platform.
Here’s the full notice displayed to Philips Hue users, according to Ocean:
Google is switching its “Works with Nest” program to “Works with Hey Google.” In this regard, Philips Hue’s integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued as of November 17, 2020.
This will only be temporary, as Google builds existing Works with Nest features in the Google Home app. Thanks for your patience and understanding. “
Working with Nest now allows Google smart home devices to control their smart lights. For example, room lights can be set to turn off automatically when the Nest Camera detects it’s empty, or turn on when the Nest Protect fire alarm detects smoke.
Philips Hue indicates that similar functions are expected to appear soon in the Google Home app via the new Works with Hey Google program. Ocean He notes that some functions take a while to arrive, but at least one commonly used feature that works with Nest is recently emerging. Google last month Added “attendance sensing” to the Google Home app, Which uses a combination of smartphone geolocation and motion sensors in smart home devices to know when you are at home.