In celebration of Earth Day, Nest Thermostats are now avaliable directly from Google Play

by: Andrew GrushApril 22, 2014


Now that the dust has settled and Nest has officially become part of Google, you can order a Nest Learning Thermostat directly from the Play Store starting today. This comes just a day after the product listing was initially leaked, though apparently Google wanted to hold off its plans to sell the device until Earth Day arrived.

Just as you’ll find it at other major retailers, the Nest Thermostat will set you back $249, and should ship within 1 to 2 business days after placing an order. For those that don’t know much about Nest Thermostats, the smart themostat basically can learn your temperature preferences and make adjusts based on your own habits and other conditions such as what the weather is like outside.

While the Nest Thermostat offered through the Play store is no different from what you’ll find elsewhere, it’s prominent placement towards the top of the Play Devices section (just below Nexus hardware) makes it clear that Google has big plans for Nest’s future — both from a marketing and development perspective.

For those that have yet to get onboard with Nest, are you more likely to do so now that it’s part of Google? Conversely, would you rather wait to see what kind of products Google and Nest can produce now that they are working together?

  • MasterMuffin

    Google said they will plant a tree for every device sold!

    • Chicken Luvva

      a friend of mine in the UK who has more money than braincells bought one and asked a heating engineer to install it.The engineer took one look and laughed and left as its not standard uk wiring, i can see these being a hard sell in the UK where we have used wireless sophisticated room stats for years some with better features on than these , the only appeal these have is they are shiny and expensive.

      • MasterMuffin

        And Google!

      • das

        well usa are peasants that only just barely got broadband countrywide ….

      • cee

        …and the engineer would have charged him to tell him it was of no use, at least £90 +VAT ($151 +20%).

        Why has it been available on Apple’s website for longer?

  • Amadeus Klein

    I have one in the US and it works great, it was quirky to get adjusted to our habits at first but a year later it is no touch… It installed on US wiring in about 5 minutes without any special knowledge… The price is a drawback though since you can get other WiFi thermostats sub $100 now, But it is sharp and has saved some on heating/cooling costs but probably only just enough to pay for itself, not much more ( Mind you the old thermostat was 15 years old)…

    I read somewhere that Nest is working on versions to match wiring standards in other countries, but I don’t remember what the timeline for that was…

  • JayB27

    “OK Google Now, lower the temperature.”

  • Mayoo

    That’s way better than changing a leaf color to green

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  • prassel

    Disappointed, I was expecting something like Earth Engine on earth day

  • sdf

    And then Google takes over the world.
    I remember when I used to trust them… Oh well.
    Honestly at this point I’d rather Amazon take over the world; at least they aren’t trying to buy out every company ever.

  • SuspiciousChihuahua

    “You have set the temperature to 70 degrees. Did you mean 68 degrees?”