If you tried to take a peek through your Nest Wi-Fi cameras earlier today, and couldn't, you weren't alone. The Nest system appeared to have a widespread outage on Wednesday, as reported by users on Reddit, Twitter, and other social networks. According to a statement from the official Google Nest Support account, the outage is over.
This is a familiar story for users of connected devices in general, and Google-branded Nest hardware in particular. The last widespread Nest outage was in November of last year, then April before that, then a series of smaller outages in February and March. No connected system has a perfect record, but for one sold and maintained by one of the largest tech companies on the planet, Nest seems to be oddly prone to widespread errors.
We've resolved an issue with Google Nest Camera devices and they should now work as expected. If you're still having issues, please contact our support team so we can help.
— Google Nest Support (@googlenesthelp) March 17, 2021
The Nest status page is showing all green. Google says that if you're still having issues as of the afternoon US time, you should go through the standard support channels.