The best Nest compatible products can automate your smart home. As one of the top smart home platforms, Google's Nest system offers a whole-home solution with its collection of smart thermostats, video doorbells, internet systems and voice-enabled speakers.
You can link the Nest Protect smoke detector to turn on your Lifx lights in the event of an emergency or have your Nest Learning Thermostat switch to Home mode when you unlock your August smart lock.
A word of warning: Google is phasing out the Works with Nest program and is encouraging users to switch their Nest accounts to Google Assistant accounts. Philips Hue is are getting ahead of the official move by pulling the Works with Nest functionality for its smart lights as of November 17.
However, Google has yet to replicate much of the functionality found in Works with Nest, so we recommend against migrating your account just yet. Until then, your Nest account is safe and your ecosystem of Nest gadgets will persist. We will update this page as Google adds more functionality to Google Assistant.
The best Nest-compatible products you can buy
Considering Google owns Nest, it's perhaps no surprise that the company's smart display, the Google Nest Hub Max, is one of the best Nest-compatible products. With the Nest Hub Max, users can activate the device's virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant, and with a voice command, they can adjust the Nest thermostat's temperature. The Nest Hub Max also lets you view a live video feed from a Nest Hello video doorbell or Nest Cam home security camera.
Read our full Google Nest Hub Max review.
There wasn't much to improve on in our August Smart Lock Pro review, but the company went ahead and tweaked its original to make it smaller and easier to use. As our new top pick among the best smart locks, the the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45 percent more compact than its predecessor, so it looks less obvious on your door. It also has Wi-Fi built in, so you can skip the August Connect bridge for linking your lock to your home network.
Everything we enjoyed about the August Pro is still here: An easy installation process, features such as DoorSense (which lets you know if your door has been left open), and compatibility all the leading smart home systems, from Alexa to Google Assistant to Xfinity. And, the August Wi-Fi lets you keep the keys from your existing deadbolt.
Read our full August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review.
We think Lutron's Caseta dimmer is one of the best smart plugs, because it's one of the few with a dimmer function built in. That means if you plug in a "dumb" lamp, you can control its brightness from your smartphone or via a voice assistant. Plus, this dimmer can accommodate two lamps, which can be controlled separately.
If you have a Nest account, you can control Nest's thermostat from within Lutron's app and link your Lutron devices to the Nest thermostat's Home/Away status, so your lights will turn off when the thermostat goes into Away mode. If you have a Google Assistant account, you can use your voice to turn the dimmer plug on or off, but that's it. Here is Lutron's statement on Works with Nest.
Read our full Lutron Caseta lamp dimmer review.
Yes, occasionally Amazon and Google play nice together. The Amazon Echo Show is one of those instances. Not only is it one of the best Alexa devices, but the Echo Show also works with Nest products. For instance, you can use Alexa to change the temperature on your thermostat, and you can view a live feed from a Nest security camera or video doorbell on the Echo Show's display.
Read our full Amazon Echo Show review.
If you have a Nest security camera and Chromecast, you can stream the cam's footage to your TV using the Chromecast (and a Google Home device). You can also stream to a TV with Chromecast built in. Once you've paired your Chromecast to your camera, you can say, "Hey, Google, what's on my camera?" or, "OK, Google, play my camera on my living room TV."
While Google's third-generation Chromecast isn't the best streaming device overall, it is an attractive and inexpensive dongle that's very easy to use. Best of all, you don't even need a remote; you can control everything from your phone.
Read our full Google Chromecast review.
Logitech's Harmony Elite is the best universal remote because you can use it control not just your entertainment system, but other smart home devices as well. It makes the list of the best Nest compatible products because you can link it to your Nest Learning Thermostat to adjust the temperature.
This integration works only if you're still using a Nest account. If you migrate to a Google Assistant account, you will lose this functionality, and Logitech has not said when it will be added. However, you can use Google Assistant to control your Harmony remote when doing such things as turning on your TV, switching to a particular channel, or launching a streaming service or device.
Read our full Logitech Harmony Elite review.
For example, when the Nest Cam IQ notices you're not home or when the thermostat is in Away mode, your Lifx bulbs can turn on and off to deter burglars. Lifx bulbs can also turn on when the the camera spots someone arriving. And when the Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide, Lifx's bulbs can flash to warn you or turn on to light your way out.
If you have a Google Assistant account, you can use your voice only to turn your Lifx bulbs on or off or schedule them to turn on and off at specified times.
Read our full Lifx Mini review.