Your home in your hand

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: February 21, 2018
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



At Nest, we make products that are beautiful, thoughtful and easy to use. The Nest app is no exception.

Control your Nest Learning Thermostat, arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system, see your home with Nest Cam, and know if Nest Protect goes off – all in one place. And get notifications on your Android phone, tablet or Android Wear watch.

Nest uses sensors, algorithms and the location of your phone to do the right thing automatically, turning off the heat and turning on the camera when you leave. Forgot to set the alarm? Nest notices and will send you a Remind Me alert. And everyone at home can get notifications and control the Nest products they need with their own Nest Account – no more sharing passwords.

Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E
Thermostats that program themselves to help you save energy.
- Adjust the temperature from the train or the sofa using your phone or Android Wear watch.
- See how much energy you used and why. The more you know, the more you can save.
- View and edit your thermostat schedule or boost your domestic hot water.
- Get extreme temperature alerts before your home gets too cold.
- Earn Leafs when you choose a temperature that saves you energy.

Nest Secure alarm system
- Arm and disarm your home remotely from the app.
- Know who is coming and going with Family Account integration and event history.
- Receive a Remind Me alert if you left home and forget to set the alarm.
- Invite guests from the app, sending them an email invitation with unique passcodes with set visiting hours.
- Receive a security alert on your phone telling you what triggered the alarm- either a door or window opened or someone entered a room.

Nest Protect
The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that thinks, speaks and alerts your phone.
- Get an alert if Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide (CO). Or if the batteries are low. (Requires Wi-Fi and working internet connection)
- Silence an alarm from your phone with App Silence. (Nest Protect 2nd gen)
- See the status of your batteries, sensors and Wi-Fi connection.
- Run a Safety Checkup to test all your alarms at once – without using a chair or ladder. (Nest Protect 2nd gen)
- Get “What To Do” instructions during a smoke or CO event.
- See your Safety History so you know when alerts happened and why.

Nest Cam IQ indoor and outdoor, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, and Dropcam
The security cameras that let you see your home on your phone, inside and out.
- Set up your camera on your phone. Just plug it in and download the app to get started.
- Get alerts when there’s activity, and talk back to get someone’s attention.
- See what you missed with snapshots of the last three hours.
- Check in on home 24/7 in super clear 1080p HD (Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro only).
- Get person alerts (or familiar / unfamiliar face alerts with Nest Cam IQ) and up to 30 days of video history when you subscribe to Nest Aware. (Subscription service sold separately.)

Some features require a working internet connection, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth.


13,324 total
5 6,977 
4 2,665 
3 1,179 
2 869 
1 1,634 

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    David Przybylski Published date: February 21, 2018

    Video playback has become an issue. Whether on LTE or gigabit broadband, the app or website, the playback doesn't load, or it will buffers from 30 second to 2 minutes for just 3 seconds worth of footage. Camera's feed won't sync with turning them in our off. Previously the only issue I had was the notations received for motion due to light splash from passing headlights. List has grown unfortunately. Full Review

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    jonathan moyer Published date: February 20, 2018

    The app is simple and easy to operate. What I take issue with enough to knock 2 stars off is the abismal HOME AWAY ASSIST. This "feature" is so hit or miss that I had have the last person to leave the house call me so I can just set the AC to away. It's a great device, but the terrible reliability of the away assist is the most frustrating issue I have encountered with Nest. Fix it and hope I don't lower the score any further! JK just fix your trash feature or remove it. Full Review

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    Jesse Galliers Published date: February 22, 2018

    This app has gotten way worse as the time is takes to refresh its state has increased. Would be much better served to ditch the pretty interface and just build something functional, or put money into increasing the performance of the backend data. Full Review

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    Zane Yount Published date: February 22, 2018

    Slow to respond. I try to make adjustments to my thermostat and it takes a while to respond and switch to adjustments settings, I press and press and sometimes takes 20secs. I can see the buttons highlight when I tap but slow to progress Full Review

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    Sherwin Meng Published date: February 21, 2018

    My nest cams run into occasional lag (scrolling circles) even with WiFi running smoothly. Seems like Nest is having server side issues Full Review

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    Akbay Tabak Published date: February 22, 2018

    I press camera toggle switch, after a couple of seconds switch goes back to off mode. But I start hearing sound from camera! After doin something several times and restarting app many times, video comes, if I am lucky... As a programmer I am wondering how even this possible? this app starts receiving audio from camera while saying "your camera is off." and showing nothing?!?! Its like this for weeks and I use this camera as baby monitor. Should I consider this as a security issue? I bought this camera to check my baby without pain! This is NOT plug and use! Full Review

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    N Shah Published date: February 22, 2018

    Upon opening: "Nest is having trouble with Google Play services. Please try again" then once inside the app I get a blank dialog box with a "x" button after every click. Totally unusable. Full Review

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    Dustin Knittel Published date: February 22, 2018

    So far, the 3rd Gen Nest thermostat and the app have worked as expected. The app is designed for ease of use and be aware, the more Nest products you have the more the app can perform. With just the thermostat, it is all basic (as it should be). Really debating a Nest Aware Cam with Nest secure to boot. Google's hardware is becoming amazing, give them a try and the jungle and Microhard be in trouble. Cripple was I trouble with the passing of Steve Jobs Full Review

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    Published date: February 21, 2018

    I can no longer watch live video or video that has been previously recorded. Constant freezing or black screen with spinning circle. Just started happening around a month ago. Please FIX!!! Full Review

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    Ben Grantham Published date: February 22, 2018

    Their thermostats still list "efficiency" through a green leaf based on previous temp settings. According to their spokespeople, these have nothing to do with exterior temperatures, which are a REQUIREMENT for any real efficiency calculation (estimated or not). Simply figure out the heat transfer rates based on how often the system has to cycle on and off with a specific exterior temperature. Also, why the heck isn't there any graph of temperature history, let alone one that compares interior to exterior temperature over the course of a month?? Don't you think I'd like to see the effects of added insulation in the attic? As for their cameras, it's a huge engineering oversight to have the internal IR illumination source always on with the night vision, make it a user switchable function! Full Review

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    Zarahi Nunez Published date: February 22, 2018

    Loading and connection problems since last update. App closes on its own. Full Review

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    Allison Conner Published date: February 22, 2018

    The video feed is constantly freezing and jumping to previous frames. It's really only useful for watching the live feed. This needs to be fixed. Full Review

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    Jan Boula Published date: February 21, 2018

    App is good. Simple to use, user friendly. What we need in next update is widget with current temp and arrow up and down. Full Review

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    Jonathan Scheer Published date: February 22, 2018

    I have 6 cameras, I installed them when I hired my nanny, and for the first few months they were fine and now at least 5 times or more a day they go "off line" Full Review

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    Ryan Morris Published date: February 22, 2018

    Most recent update seemed to fix the lag issues on video review. Full Review

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    K Pennett Published date: February 22, 2018

    Nest is, "having troubles with Google play services" Full Review

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    Dave Kenney Published date: February 21, 2018

    Crashes when updating the thermostat schedule Full Review

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    Dean Housden Published date: February 20, 2018

    Easy to monitor and use the Nest thermostat from a mobile device. Nest works well. Full Review

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    ievgen tieriekhov Published date: February 20, 2018

    Simple app Full Review

  • Nest
    Samuel Horner Published date: February 12, 2018

    Works well when turning on heating remotely when I return from a trip and it's great to be able to set so many different temperatures in one day. However it struggles with figuring out if I'm at home or away and I regularly find it turned on for an entire weekend when no one is home. Would be good to have a widget on my home screen to be able to see if it's currently set to away or home and to be able to change it with a single click on the widget. Full Review

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    Micah Woloschuk Published date: February 19, 2018

    I really love your products but very disappointed that you do not allow for your app to be moved over to an external memory source. Your app is fairly large in size & forcing us to run it on limited internal memory is frustrating to say the least. I have other apps that allow moving to my sdcard but would appreciate that option with nest. Full Review

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    Matthew Parry Published date: February 13, 2018

    The app is ok. Buttons don't work well on galaxy s8 in portrait mode. Need to push the buttons a couple of times for them to react. When phone is in landscape mode it works much better. My main issue is the home/away assist. Doesn't seem to work brilliantly using phone location. I have had to switch this setting on and off for it to update my location as being home. Phone has had my location correct when using Google maps and good data (LTE) connection. What I don't understand is why nest don't use the WiFi network as well as gps to see if your home or not. I.e. when the phone connects to same WiFi it sets you as home. I know this doesn't help detecting if you are getting close to home to start warming up; but my experience with this is that it shows both me and my wife as away when we are home anyway.. please sort this out nest! Full Review

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    Kelsey Janssen Published date: February 15, 2018

    Please fix the 15 seconds forward or backward button. It hardly works and sends your video all over the place. When I try to go 15 sec forward it jumps back to the last time it saw someone. Also you can't zoom in portrait mode. I have 3 of these cameras and spend alot of money on subscriptions. Would like if the app was updated. Full Review

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    Marshall Bakker Published date: February 17, 2018

    Struggles with determining if you're actually home or away and the camera feed has gotten very bad lately (very jittery and delayed, I'd working at all). Used to work much better. Seems like the app needs an update. Full Review

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    Chris Maidorn Published date: February 11, 2018

    I really want more granular control of the permissions for family Accounts. I want my Nest Thermostat to know when my teenagers are at home via Home/Away Assist but I don't want them to be able to invite or remove other people to Nest home or any of the other permissions for that matter. Also, I only want them to be able to control Nest products, not add or remove them. Full Review

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    Leo Kaiser Published date: February 16, 2018

    The nest camera app used to work well. It has been getting steadily worse and is now virtually unusable. The app freezes anytime I try to view footage from the camera, so frustrating! Please undo whatever you did to "improve" the app! Full Review

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    Published date: February 18, 2018

    Was working fine for a year but in 2018 something happened with my subscribed cameras. Reviewing footage is almost useless because of the choppy footage and load time on a gigabit connection from Verizon. Very upset as I had invested in many of nest products. Full Review

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    Aaron S Published date: February 18, 2018

    Your new app update is terrible! Extremely laggy. Takes awhile for it to load live view and even longer to look at recorded video. And even when you can view recorded video it constantly stops. Never had this issue with any previous versions of the app. Bring back the old version! Full Review

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    Brian Merritt Published date: February 18, 2018

    Please add an option to allow a temporary schedule event to be added for heating and hot water. We don't always follow a set routine every week. Also for the same reason please allow disabling/editing a weekly set event. These events are only temporary and will be discarded once it's in the past. Full Review

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    Brendan Published date: February 20, 2018

    Video playback is no longer working. Events will still show up but I cant watch them. The app will only display a "still" frame without being able to watch the entire event. Please fix. Full Review

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    Glenn Balon Published date: February 7, 2018

    Please add abiliy for current days usage to be viewable. Very buggy. Was unable to contact support through their app. Said there was an error. The above was sent over a year ago. Are you able to add usage of current day? The data must already be there. Full Review

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    Ted Colarusso Published date: February 12, 2018

    have a schedule set every day, turn on heat at 3.30. and every day it is ignored, and the nest remains in eco mode. all I want is to come home to a warm house. too much to ask from this worthless dev team. what an absolutely dumb device. it also doesn't know by phone in vicinity that you're home, as is mentioned in the touting of how smart this pos is. Full Review

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    Sean M Published date: February 8, 2018

    It's okay. It seems Nest, specifically the thermostat has lost it's edge to the now superior Ecobee. The Ecobee offering is far superior with the amount of reports and configuration you can do. Nest has now become a dumb-smart thermostat because of lack of innovation and features in their very outdated and clunky app Full Review

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    Andrew Nelson Published date: February 22, 2018

    The app does what you expect but it's very laggy and unresponsive at times. Specifically, using the thermostat e with it makes for very convenient control, but i have to somewhat repeatedly press the same button to get it to change temperature or switch modes. Also, it doesn't change to "away" mode automatically when i leave. So it's been a couple months now and 2 updates later and none of the issues I've been having have been addressed. Full Review

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    Rob Hawkins Published date: February 9, 2018

    Ability to save usage logs would be great. Need more info on logs like outside Temps and precip. Overall more feedback is needed, the idea is to save energy but you don't give the feedback to do so.You are seriously lagging behind the competition. Full Review

  • Nest
    Amy S. Published date: February 14, 2018

    We have a Nest Thermostat and Smoke alarm. The thermostat is the device that we use this app for the most. Since the last update it seems to not be very good at figuring out when to switch to Eco mode when were not home, with delays of up to two hours to detect and switch. One day we were gone for over four hours and it didn't turn over to Eco mode at all. I tried to adjust the thermostat while not at home and it didn't work, it kept switching to our usual temperature. Very frustrating. I even tried reinstalling the app which did not restore the Eco mode detection to it's former glory. I'll change my review if these issues get fixed. I would love to see a longer, more robust energy history in app and have more user friendly scheduling options. Full Review

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    one4five Published date: February 11, 2018

    App on my S8 works fine, though very laggy when you start it up (clicking on thermostat or smoke alarm takes a few tries before it works). However, I cannot get it to install on my S3 Frontier watch, even though it says enhanced for wear. Even a fresh install doesn't work..? Full Review

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    Jariel Jimenez Published date: February 11, 2018

    The app's auto home/away detection features are spotty, and I have consistently been unable to sign into the app. Two-factor authentication is a hassle, and frankly the whole experience has been disappointing for what is supposedly a mainstream brand. Full Review

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    Danielle Wasney Published date: February 20, 2018

    We paid for the playback service and now anytime I open the app my camera instantly freezes. We even upped our Internet service to 300mb, and the camera still freezes as soon as I open the app. It's pissing me off. Full Review

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    Chris MacDonald Published date: February 16, 2018

    Did it get worse over time for anyone else? I feel like the camera app now continually halts and crashes and it's close to unusable. I would have purchased a different camera if I had known about how poorly the app performs. Full Review