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Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is now pushing its subscription services on its hardware store

Google is an advertising business first and foremost, though over the last few years, the company has introduced many paid services: YouTube Premium, Google One, Fi, and Stadia Pro come to mind, among many others. There's never been a central hub where you could find Google's subscription offers, but that's now a thing of the past: You can see all of the company's paid services in one place on the Google Store.

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Google confirms glass break detection erroneously rolled out to users without Nest Aware subscriptions

Google confirms glass break detection erroneously rolled out to users without Nest Aware subscriptions

A few weeks ago, news broke that some people were complaining about their Home devices hearing everyday sounds. That phrasing was a bit misleading — Google devices were exclusively listening for breaking glass and smoke alarms and notifying users when they recognized either of these, and no privacy was breached. This warning notification is actually a feature only supposed to be available for Nest Aware subscribers, Google's paid home security service. As it turns out, the rollout to other users was unintentional and is no longer available.

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ADT will sell Nest hardware, give customers Nest Aware as part of half-billion dollar deal with Google

ADT will sell Nest hardware, give customers Nest Aware as part of half-billion dollar deal with Google

Google is teaming up with security provider ADT to better promote its Nest smart displays and security cameras. In a $450 million deal that gives the big G around 6.6% of ADT's stock (with some caveats), ADT customers will get access to Google's Nest Aware subscription service, and ADT will be able to sell and install Nest gadgets.

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Google offers free Nest Hub for Nest Aware subscribers, redemption codes are now working

Google offers free Nest Hub for Nest Aware subscribers, redemption codes are now working

Google has an interesting history of giving away copious numbers of its Assistant-powered smart speakers. For example, you've probably received one or more Home Minis if you're a subscriber to YouTube Premium (and again), Google One, Spotify, or Google Fi, just to name a few. Now they're raising the stakes by offering a free Nest Hub to some Nest Aware subscribers.

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Google's revamped Nest Aware subscriptions roll out this week

Google's revamped Nest Aware subscriptions roll out this week

It's been a while since we got any new Nest products, but Google did promise improved subscription plans last year. Now, those plans are finally rolling out. In the coming days, Nest users will be able to migrate to the new Aware plans, which start at $6 per month for all your cameras.

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Guard your deliveries with a Nest Hello doorbell, only $180 for Costco members ($40 off, plus 6 months Nest Aware)

Guard your deliveries with a Nest Hello doorbell, only $180 for Costco members ($40 off, plus 6 months Nest Aware)

The Nest Hello doorbell debuted almost 2 years ago, and our review of it was a rave. If you're in the market for a new doorbell, you're in luck: Costco has the Nest Hello — including a 6-month subscription to Nest Aware — on sale for $180, $40 off the standard price.

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New Nest Aware can use your smart speakers and displays to listen for smoke and CO alarms

New Nest Aware can use your smart speakers and displays to listen for smoke and CO alarms

When Google announced its revamped Nest Aware subscriptions yesterday during Made by Google 2019, it also demonstrated one rather unexpected addition that turns ordinary smoke and CO detectors into smart ones. Nest speakers and displays will be able to listen for alarms and alert you when they hear one go off while you're out and about.

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Google Home app is getting a new event feed for Nest Aware subscribers

Google Home app is getting a new event feed for Nest Aware subscribers

Google Home and Nest have been growing together ever since the company started merging the two brands, most evident by the option to move your Nest account over to Google. With this in mind, the company has teased a forthcoming addition to the Home app for Nest Aware subscribers: A Home Feed will show you all notifications and events from your Nest devices in an organized fashion.

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Nest Aware subscribers will be able to call 911 from their smart speakers and displays

Nest Aware subscribers will be able to call 911 from their smart speakers and displays

One of the few surprises of yesterday's Made by Google event was the announcement of overhauled Nest Aware subscriptions, slated for early 2020. They'll include all Nest devices you own and utilize Nest speakers and displays as ears listening for smoke or CO alarms. All new plans will also have emergency calling, which allows you to dial 911 right from your smart home devices or route a call away from home to your residence's local emergency dispatcher.

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New Nest Aware switches to event-based recordings, but higher tier still saves 24/7 feed

New Nest Aware switches to event-based recordings, but higher tier still saves 24/7 feed

During this year's Made by Google event, the company walked through the plethora of Nest Aware changes relatively quickly, but now more information is surfacing on the revamped subscription service. One of the biggest changes is the removal of 24/7 videotaping which is replaced by event-based recordings in the cheaper $6/month plan.

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