Phillips Hugh is dropping his work next week on November 17 with Nest performance, Surrounding Report. In a notice displayed on the Philips Hue application, the company warned that “integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued” from this date. However, the notification added that “this will only be temporary” as most of the functionality in the Google Home app will be replaced as a Google conversion in the works with the Hey Google platform.
Phillips Hugh also announced the changes in a blog post published on his website, in addition to a notification on his app.
The change comes a year after Google Works with Nest announced the closure of the Smart Home program. At the time it said it would not allow any new works with the consolidation of Nest after 31st August 2019, but would allow existing ones to continue. Phillips Hugh is now dropping support for the old platform.
Here’s the complete notice to Philips Hugh users Surrounding:
“Google is moving its ‘Work with Nest’ program to ‘World with Hey Google’ program. Related to this, Philips Hue integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued from November 17, 2020.
This will only be temporary because Google is creating existing works with the Nest feature in the Google Home app. Thank you for your patience and understanding. “
Working with Nest now lets Google’s smart home devices control its smart bulbs. For example, a room light may turn off automatically when you feel the emptiness of a nest cam, or a nest protected fire alarm can turn it on if it detects smoke.
The Philips Hugh app notes that similar functionality is expected to appear soon in the Google Home app through the new Works through the Hey Google program. Surrounding Note that some functionality is taking some time to come, but at least one popular works with the features below have recently started rolling out. Last month Google added “presence sensitivity” to the Google Home app, which uses a combination of smartphone geofencing and motion sensors on smart home devices to know when you’re at home.