Still worth commenting! A lot of Homey users have Nest smoke detectors, including me! A totalt waste of investment now! So, Nest sold their soul to Google? Well, Google is getting scary, to much power over the consumer! Homey should ban Google assistant! NEST is gone, finished, never more!
It should be possible to use via IFTTT, still very annoying!
You also personal ban everything what have to do with google… duhh
Back to on-topic you Always can discuss it, but then i think about what you wanna having a disscusion? if ist gonne be about other ways to get precensens ect ect. That can be done in already existing topic ofcourse.
There will be no 3rd party control. So maybe there will be a only “read state” but then they will need to create a new API that works with google Home/Assistant. I hope I’m wrong but probably they will not put any effort in this type of request. They want google home/assistant to be the center of routines and actions not Homey.
Actually, nest was already bought by Google a few years(?) back.
It was kinda bound to happen, though this soon (they did promise nothing would change) is kinda weird.
Myself also have a nest thermostat and love(d) it to bits as it pretty much always worked.
It will still keep working of course, just 3rd party apps/devices will not be able to read or write to it, that includes homey, and any other automation thing, even IFTTT will stop working as they make use of the same api’s
Logitech tried to do the same with their harmony hub, but had so much backlash that they partially changed their minds.
Not so sure Google will do the same though.
I do appreciate athom actually taking the time to let their users know immediately when it became announced, and offer an option, it is of course only 1 option of which there are many.
This is really bad news. The only way to let homey communicate to my nest thermostat would be to let them literally speak with eight other. So homey can talk to your Google home and say something like; OK Google, set nest to eco.
But personally, I think I will sell all my Google products and buy something else.