17 March 2020
Google’s Nest Aware subscription plans are getting a new price structure for the Nest security products. Google first revealed the Nest Aware subscription plans at its Made by Google event in October last year. Google announced a simpler two-tiered pricing plan for Nest Aware by dissolving the three-tier structure. Now, Google is simplifying the Nest Aware plans even further so that it could offer more benefits to the users.
Currently, every Nest Camera or any product from Google’s suite of Nest security products requires a separate subscription for every camera. Hence, it was an expensive deal to handle if you own many Nest products, like a Doorbell, Hello, Indoor Camera, Outdoor camera, and so on. Now, the revamped subscription plan covers all your cameras in one subscription.
The current Nest Aware subscription plans include an unlimited 24/7 record, which costs $5, $10, or $30 per month depending on how much video recording history the user wants. But subscribers have had to pay a separate subscription fee for each Nest device.
Now, you have two choices - $6 or $12 a month. The first $6 plan or $60 per year plan now lets you have 30 days of video event history. The plan will record events like movement and sounds for 30 days but 24/7 video is not recorded with this plan.
And, if you want 24/7 recording, you’ll need to have $12/month subscription plan. This plan grants 60 days of event video history and 10 days of 24/7 history.
The new plans also allow Nest hardware to interact with the Google Home app instead of only the Nest app.
If you’re currently on an older $5 a month option plan with 24/7 video storage, Google says you can stay on that plan. But you will not be able to add any cameras to Nest aware without migrating to new Nest Aware plans.