Hueblog: Works with Nest: Philips Hue promises new and improved features

Works with Nest: Philips Hue promises new and improved features

Current support ends on November 17th

Especially with the Nest Protect smoke detector, I always found the interaction with Philips Hue lamps particularly exciting, even if the emergency hopefully never occurs: as soon as smoke and a possible danger is detected, all Hue lamps throughout the house should switch on. A function which, thanks to Works with Nest, could be implemented without any major problems.

Unfortunately, Google started to rebuild its smart home system last year – and in doing so cut its connection with Philips Hue. It has not been possible to add new devices for some time and now Philips Hue has announced that the interaction with the Nest Thermostat, the Nest Cam and also the Nest Protect smoke detectors will end on November 17th.


A special website has been set up to announce this:

This will only be temporary, as Google is building existing Works with Nest features into the Google Home App. If your Philips Hue light bulbs are connected to Google Assistant, you can continue to use your Nest smart speakers and displays to control your lights. Stay tuned as we continue working closely with Google to bring new and improved lighting features for your devices.

If you are interested in smoke detectors and Hue light sources, there are several ways to find out. The easiest way at the moment is certainly for Apple users who only need a HomeKit-compatible smoke detector, such as Eve Smoke. The Eve Smoke can directly ensure that Philips Hue and other manufacturers’ lamps linked via HomeKit switch on automatically as soon as a danger is detected.


In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

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