Nest for Pc

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-16
  • Current version: 5.29.1
  • File size: 337.73 MB
  • Developer: Nest Labs
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Nest Preview

Downloading and installing Nest on your Windows PC

Download Nest for Windows: Nest is an Lifestyle App, developed by Nest Labs. The Lifestyle App was officially released 2011-11-01. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Nest Labs, with the latest current version being 5.29.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-16. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 19,158 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3 out of a possible 5.

Using Nest on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Nest on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Nest for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Nest in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Nest application icon. A window of Nest will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Nest icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Nest

Developer Description

At Nest, we make products that are beautiful, thoughtful and easy to use. The Nest app is no exception. Control your Nest Learning Thermostat, arm and disarm your Nest Secure alarm system, see your home with Nest Cam, and know if Nest Protect goes off – all in one place. And get notifications on your iPhone, iPad. Nest uses sensors, algorithms and the location of your phone to do the right thing automatically, turning off the heat and turning on the camera when you leave. Forgot to set the alarm? Nest notices and will send you a Remind Me alert. And everyone at home can get notifications and control the Nest products they need with their own Nest Account – no more sharing passwords. Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E Thermostats that program themselves to help you save energy. - Change the temperature from the subway or the sofa using your phone. - See how much energy you used and why. - View and edit your schedule or boost your domestic hot water. - Get extreme temperature alerts before your home gets too cold. - Earn Leafs when you choose a temperature that saves you energy. Nest Secure alarm system - Arm and disarm your home remotely from the app. - Know who is coming and going with Family Accounts and event history. - Receive a Remind Me alert if you left home and forgot to set the alarm. - Invite guests from the app, sending them an email invitation with unique passcodes with set visiting hours. - Receive a security alert on your phone telling you what triggered the alarm- either a door or window opened or someone entered a room. Nest Protect The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm that thinks, speaks and alerts your phone. - Get an alert if Nest Protect senses smoke or carbon monoxide (CO).(Requires Wi-Fi and working internet connection) - Silence an alarm from your phone with App Silence.(Nest Protect 2nd gen) - See the status of your batteries, sensors and Wi-Fi connection. - Run a Safety Checkup to test all your alarms at once. (Nest Protect 2nd gen) - Get “What To Do” instructions during a smoke or CO event. - See your Safety History so you know when alerts happened and why. Nest Cam IQ, Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor The security cameras that let you see your home on your phone, inside and out. - Get alerts when there’s activity, and talk back to get someone’s attention. - See what you missed with snapshots of the last three hours. - Check in 24/7 with crisp 1080p HD (Nest Cam and Dropcam Pro only). - Get person alerts (or familiar / unfamiliar face alerts with Nest Cam IQ) and up to 30 days of video history when you subscribe to Nest Aware. (Subscription service sold separately.) Nest Hello Know who’s knocking. - Never miss a moment with 24/7 video streaming. - Designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground. - Nest Hello can tell the difference between a person and a thing. - Get notified about a visitor even if they don’t ring the bell. - HD Talk and Listen enables you to naturally talk with someone at your door. - When you can’t answer the door, quick responses let you reply to visitors with pre recorded audio messages. Nest x Yale Lock The lock for a more secure Nest home. - Set up Family Accounts so everyone can unlock the door with the Nest app. - Instead of keys, assign a passcode to people you trust in the Nest app. - When someone locks or unlocks the door, the Nest app can send an alert. - Turn on Home/Away Assist and Auto-Lock, your door can lock itself when you leave. Some features require a working internet connection, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth.

App Reviews

  • Needs more work

    By gfjkfdb
    Nest is a nice idea and nice product but the software execution needs a lot more work. I don't like the 'learning' feature, had it on for a while, temps were all over, then when i looked at the schedule it had created it was clear why. I wiped it and started clean with learning off. There are too many fancy features like sunblock, cool to dry, early on, airwave, leaf, time to temp, eco, that either don't add any value or don't work. I'm an Engineer and the vague descriptions of these features along with unintuitive interfaces make it difficult to work with them. On the main thermostat app page why o why can you not replicate the 0.25 degree granularity as on the thermostat itself? One full degree is the difference between life and death in a nest home. Also the fan functionality from the thermostat page is weak. The ability to run the fan for the next X minutes adds no value to an intelligent house, unless you just burnt the toast. Schedule. You need to do some out of box testing with new users in their homes over several weeks to see the struggles you have created and not yet solved.
  • The worst app ever to be able to use

    By fionahua
    I have been use Nest for several years and was proud to be its user since Nest was used to provide high quality products including good cameras and reliable app. However, the app is really bad maintained since about a year ago. It either could not function as it suppose to or crashes every 10 min when I use it for the surveillance camera. Today, I want to turn on the camera at home while I’m in my office, the app just keep telling me that something is wrong please retry. This situation has happened so many times in the past one year! This is a really bad user experience because it could not even work! Could any one in the development team pay attention to the compatibility or bug that you made every once while? The only reason that I am still using Nest surveillance system is because the high quality of the camera itself. But I’m starting buying other surveillance systems for just a reliable function. An ok camera is still better than a not-working camera!
  • iOS12 works for me

    By -.Alan.-
    I had the same issue everyone else had with the app just sitting there with a spinning circle after updating to iOS 12. I had to remove the app and then reinstall it from the App Store and now it works just fine. I would like to see a way to change the times when you are using a remote sensor. We run a smaller AC in the bedroom at night so we don’t need to run the central air. We use the Nest Temperature Sensor in there that keeps the central AC from running. I didn’t set a schedule because I still want the central AC to take over should something happen to my smaller AC. But the “Night” time is hard coded to use 9pm to 7am. I’m awake at 6am usually and that means either I have to manually override the thermostat or just sweat my bit off for an hour when the main Nest takes back over.
  • Pretty good but improvements needed

    By Endeavor1907
    Outdoor Cam IQ is an excellent piece of hardware. Easily beats out on Arlo and Ring Cameras performance. A few points on the app; 1) The app only recognizes two countries in Asia- Russia & China. If a user deploys in other countries in the region, the cameras time is perpetually OFF! This is very annoying and totally messes up going through past recordings. Nest Team- please fix this urgently! 2) The Widget for iOS is a marvelous piece of work. Motion alert clips load very quickly inside the notification panel- in fact faster than through opening the app itself! Compliments to Nest. Neither Ring or Arlo provide this level of integration beyond an alert. 3) When looking at the spotlight of past events recorded, there are numerous clips which don’t load for some time. It’s sporadic. Closing and restarting the app sometimes help. Better consistency required please (I’m using the hardware and app on a FTTH 100Mbps symmetric line- speeds on my end are not the issue). 4) The microphone array is best in class. Usually outdoor mics are drowned out with wind and such but the Nest Cam IQ picks up audio and cuts out the background superbly. This is another distinguished feature compared to other products with a mic function- all mics and their audio processing are not created equal! Looking forward to Nest building on a great piece of hardware and improving the software further. Thanks.
  • Need specialty alert setting

    By daytimelookout
    I really love the design of nest products and after having a person come to our door and try to get in late at night I invested in what I felt was the best option at the time...NEST. But the most frustrating feature, or lack there of, is setting a special alert for nest notices. I have to turn my notifications to buzzes and inaudible settings at work. But I’ve had numerous situations where I didn’t see, hear, and sometimes receive notices about the alarm going off or people noticed by the camera. My iPhone doesn’t let me choose a specific tone for app notification and nest doesn’t either. I’ve talked with different programmers and they have said it can be written into the app itself. PLEASE DO THIS NEST!! I’m so frustrated by this that I’m on the verge of getting rid of going with a different brand of security system.
  • Once great. Now terrible.

    By Madcodger
    When we bought our Nest thermostats a few years back, things were great. They were reliable and never caused an issue. But since Nest was purchased by Google and decided to offer cameras and such, their focus on quality has disappeared. We get a failure rate of about 50% when we try to use the app now, whether at home or remote. One of our Nests is about 15 feet from a access point, in the same location each has been for years with nothing changed around them, and now it can’t be reached more than half the time. This all started in the summer of 2018, after another firmware upgrade from Nest, which we can’t turn off. We have three Ecobee thermostats in another building we own, and they are dramatically more reliable (like our Nests ONCE were). Based on the performance our our Nest thermostats over the past several months, we’ll never buy another of their products. Now totally unreliable.
  • App performance is suspect

    By The_Bake
    Nest thermostat has worked great along with the app until a recent update. Now, I don’t trust the logic built into the app and/or thermostat. It’s as if the intelligence component stopped working until I wake it up via the app. My nest thermostat has previously worked fine but now my home seems to get warmer than it has in the past after the a/c shuts off. So, I find myself reaching for my phone to adjust the temp by 1deg to basically force it “on”. Strangely, as I wake up the app, the a/c activates before I get the adjust the temp down 1deg. I find this suspect, as if the logic stops checking conditions in the house and actively “turning on” the a/c. It seems to expect me to “wake it up” or “kick it into motion” to get it going. This is not what I paid for, it’s like an assisted automation device that you have to “wake up” to get results. Really isn’t good at all!
  • Oh boy! Nest has now been googlized!

    By BGC6464
    **TIP, To fix the iOS 12 issue, delete and reinstall app. should restore functionality** Anyway, how’s Ring? I’m three deep in the expensive Nest ecosystem, so might be the right time to start trying others. Decent hardware but APP’s ON-GOING ISSUES stopped me from adding further Nest products into my ecosystem. The app’s performance and functionality issues continue on other platforms: for example Mac computer streams live, offers video clip record option but doesn’t offer clips; iPhone X streams and provides clips but, appear/disappear at a moments notice, especially flipping to landscape’s just weird! Hey google operations team! You need the equipment and it’s services to work in parallel. Adding new products and services on App that continues to deteriorate is pointless. I’m Amazed a multi-billion dollar TECHNOLOGY company has little to no application (hello Google+ and google glasses) knowledge/experience.
  • Terrible app, great camera

    By Bskohler251234567
    I’ll start by saying the camera is awesome, great quality videos and sensitive to movement, I love it. The really disappointing part is the app. You will get an alert that there is activity, try to pull up the video or live feed and it takes forever to load - if it even loads at all. I lose patience after a minute or two but sometimes leave it open on my desk when I am at work and it often still never loads. The first month or two it worked great, but it seems after your trial of the Nest Protect runs out so does your ability to actually use the app. And if you can’t use the app it's pretty useless. If I knew purchasing Nest Protect would solve the problem I might do that, but I have no idea. And yes, we have reliable high speed internet. Really wanted to love this but probably going to go another route for home security.
  • Great app

    By Tandycat
    We moved into a new home that already had the Nest thermostat installed. For a year we used/changed the temperature control manually, which was easy enough. When I learned there was an app, I downloaded it and I’m sssoooo glad I did. The app is user friendly and simple to use. Now if I’m too hot or too cold, I don’t even have to move to fix it! (Fantastic on a cold morning when you don’t want to leave the coziness of your blankets). The only reason I didn’t give four stars is because changing temperatures on the (optional) weekly schedule can be slightly tricky; The sliding digits and meters are so tiny, my fingertips keep pressing the wrong spot before I can adjust them.