In what shouldn’t be a shock to anybody, Philips Hue will end support for the Works with Nest program on November 17. In some methods, it’s extra stunning that it didn’t occur sooner. In spite of everything, Google already introduced it desires to kill Works with Nest in favor of Google Assistant.
The Works with Nest program allowed Philips Hue good bulbs to combine with Nest thermostats and different Nest merchandise for computerized actions. When the Nest Thermostat observed that left dwelling, it may inform the Philips Hue gentle bulbs to show off, saving you power.
However Google is winding down this system and insisting that builders make the change to Works with Hey Google. As of but, Works with Google Assistant doesn’t embody all the identical options and routines as Works with Nest. It additionally requires extra effort in your half to arrange routines.
To that finish, Signify (the mum or dad firm of Philips Hue) says that whereas it’s winding down help for Works with Nest, it does plan to combine Works with Hey Google totally as that program expands. And you’ll already management the lights from Nest Audio system and shows. You might not get the total automation you’re used to, however you’ll nonetheless have some management, at the very least.