You can now buy a Nest smart thermostat on Google Play


Nest Google Play listing

It’s probably not the biggest news of the day, but after Google announced that they’d be acquiring Nest for $3.2 billion back January, the smart thermostats that put Nest on the map are now available for purchase in the Google Play Store. It’s really not surprising, and probably just the tip of the iceberg in Google’s plan for home automation.

We can’t wait to see what becomes of this marriage — which didn’t become officially official until February —  but a new hardware OEM Google now has at their disposal, they’ll either come up with super cool gadgets to help better our lives, or rule over us with their robot army. Only product missing is the Nest Protect, but they still have a few bugs to work out first. You can find the Nest Learning Thermostat for $250. Link provided below.

Buy on Google Play: Nest Learning Thermostat

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. DOA

    1. I was just getting into it with someone else about this. Am I crazy, is this thing pretty much a luxury for what it offers?

      1. to be honest… idk what its supposed to do besides adjust temperature…..

      2. From a regular “normal” thermostat, it can be controlled through Android/iOS, which is handy while you’re not home (to turn it off), and it looks really sleek. Apart from that, nothing.

        You’re basically paying $250 for a awesome looking thermostat. Think of it as a watch. Sure, you can get a cheap $10 watch that tells time, but I bet you’d like a sleek looking watch that tells time. But of course, good looking watches come with a price.

        And if you got money to blow, who doesn’t first think to buy an expensive thermostat?
        Now all I need is money to blow that isn’t comprised of dollar bills…

      3. I have two of them and living in the northeast I can tell you it has save me a bunch of money. Compared to last year without the nest and this year with it and the colder winter it has been. I have saved a lot. My wife is a nurse and works different days every week so a typical programmable would not work. This allows us to turn down the thermostat when we leave the house with our phone.

      4. They definitely sell at a price premium, but normal thermostats(i’ve seen them for like $50-100at home depot) and programmable thermostats (like $80-$200) are pretty expensive too, and most of them don’t have color screens or wifi/android/ios connectivity.

        The biggest problem is all of these require professional installation, unless you get lucky and have a simple wiring situation and know what you are doing. Maybe in the future hvacs will be built with a standard interface(read usb)…I could also see the house of the future integrating other devices into the thermostat, like your wifi/router since both tend to be located centrally in a house and require in-wall wiring.

  2. Is the bootloader locked? XD

  3. It learns when you’re home and when you’re not home and is able to better control the temperature of the house because of it. That’s the main benefit of it. People recoup their losses in price difference with their savings by their second year.

    1. And people with IQ over 70 and enough drive to actually program a $30 thermostat save another $220…

      1. People with an IQ of 120 can still be lazy. Anyone who likes cool-looking tech can conceivably appreciate aspects of the Nest Thermostat (even though it is overpriced).

      2. 80% of people leave their thermostats at the same temperature.

        1. Joke is on you, changing the temperature multiple times over a 24 hour span will end up costing you more in areas where outside temperatures can swing upwards of 40 degrees.

          1. I think you need to read up on the Nest before you comment any further.

          2. Nest? It has nothing to do with a thermostat. If you knew anything about how heating or cooling a home worked, you’d understand.

          3. Read first please

  4. Presenting a huge waste of money…

    1. Not really, I mean youll get to set the thermostat how you like without getting up or on the fly, its pretty convenient for me !

      1. One guy with enough disposable income for this thermostat. Congrats, enjoy your purchase.

  5. They also just have them at Home Depot, not that I would buy one just saying…

  6. Great now google will know my favorite temperature lolol

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