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Nest devices suffer a brief outage, Google says system should now be fully operational

Nest devices suffer a brief outage, Google says system should now be fully operational

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.

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Today's major Nest outages have been resolved

Today's major Nest outages have been resolved

Smart homes are great — until the inevitable outage occurs. Nest owners were affected by a behind-the-scenes issue that impacted a number of products and services including thermostats, Nest Protect devices, and more. It took the team about four hours to investigate, but the issues have now been resolved.

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Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Nest outages prove that the smart home needs a local fallback

Google's Nest service has been down once, twice, thrice, four times, no, scratch that, at least five times in five months, four of which were in the last few weeks. A similar thing happened toward the end of 2018. After each failure, a fix, an apology, more disgruntled users, and hours lost without any security recording for owners of the brand's cameras. Seeing the same headline with the same story every day proves that we can't solely rely on remote servers for the smart home, and local fallbacks need to be the first feature baked in, not an afterthought or a bonus.

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(Update: Coming back online) Google Nest is down for many people worldwide

(Update: Coming back online) Google Nest is down for many people worldwide

Even the biggest companies on the internet can't guarantee an uptime of 100%, and it seems like Nest is especially prone to outages this time of the year around. That's right — Google's smart home servers are currently not reachable for many people worldwide.

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[Update: It's back] Nest is down for the second time in two weeks

[Update: It's back] Nest is down for the second time in two weeks

Yes, Nest is down again. You'd think that a security camera system that tens of millions of people use would be better at keeping its service up and running, but this is the second time Nest has gone down in less than two weeks.

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[Update: Coming back online] Smart home halt: Nest is down for many

[Update: Coming back online] Smart home halt: Nest is down for many

If you're having issues with your nest devices right now, you aren't alone. By all appearances, the service seems to be in the midst of an outage. According to the company's Twitter account, and Twitter support account, it's looking into it.

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