Google’s Nest is also available in Germany now
The Google subsidiary Nest is now also offering its products in Germany, Italy, Austria and Spain. After the purchase of Nest, which cost Google nearly four billion dollars in 2014, the smart home manufacturer had so far only distributed its products in the Netherlands. In this article, you will find out which products are available now and what their features are.
The Smart Home provider Nest, a subsidiary of Google existing since 2014, now also offers its products in Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria. Insiders had long been puzzling why Nest delayed this step for so long and so far offered its high-tech solutions only in the Netherlands. Since the middle of January, however, it finally is official: Nest now offers all its products in all those European countries.
The pre-ordering phase for Google Nest has started
The pre-ordering phase for the Cam Indoor and Cam Outdoor camera solutions have already begun in all of the four countries, but the product Learning Thermostat has so far only been available for Italy and Spain. In a few months, however, it will also be available in Germany and Austria. Instead, the smoke detector Nest Protect is already available in these two countries.
The facts: availability and prices
- Nest Protect Smoke Detectors: only available in Austria and Germany, available for 119 Euros, delivery starting from February
- Nest Learning Thermostat: so far only available in Spain and Italy, available for 249 Euros, available in Germany in the second half of the year
- Nest Cam Indoor: pre-orderable in all 4 countries, available for 199 Euros, delivery starting in February (monthly costs starting from 10 Euros)
- Nest Cam Outdoor: pre-orderable in all 4 countries, available for 199 Euros, delivery starting in February (monthly costs starting from 10 Euros)
Nest wants to cooperate with insurance companies and energy suppliers
The only catch: For an effective use of the Nest Cam, an additional contract with Nest is mandatory. This can be canceled monthly, but the cost of the camera is around € 100 (or € 10 a month), with an additional 5 Euro per month.
Since these costs could deter some home owners, Nest will cooperate with energy suppliers and insurers in the future. According to Nest, in Germany the Generali subsidiary CosmosDirekt has already expressed interest. In Austria, Vienna Energy wants to cooperate with Nest, making Nest affordable for everybody.
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