Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Amazon will stop selling Nest products as Google feud escalates

Amazon will stop selling Nest products as Google feud escalates

Digital Trends reported that the Nest team was told at the end of 2017 that Amazon would not be selling their new products including the latest smart thermostat or Nest Cam IQ.

Following this decision, Nest has now made the call to stop selling any of its products on Amazon, so once the remaining stock is gone it will not be restocked, Business Insider reports.

A person familiar with the matter said that in response, Nest chose to take an "all or nothing" approach and stop selling its products on Amazon once current stocks run out.

With the Beast from the East continuing to rage on, I really wish I had some sort of smart device to effectively regulate the temperature in my friggin' freezing flat. You can't buy a number of Google products on Amazon, including Google Home, which competes with Amazon's own Echo products, and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

It's not clear yet whether third party sellers will still be allowed to sell Nest devices on Amazon.

The removal of Nest products from Amazon is just the latest development in the falling out between the corporate powerhouses. Amazon pursues to sell homogeneous products from August and other companies, but soon won't have to worry about advertising one of its main competitors on its own store.

Nest is the latest casualty in the ongoing war between two firms, both of which are trying to stamp their mark on the smart home space. This includes thermostats, doorbells, and cameras. Previous summer, Amazon started a Prime Video app for Android, but has yet to add support for streaming its content with a Chromecast. The report, which based its findings on a survey of 1,500 smart speaker owners, predicts that 55% of homes in the two countries will have smart speakers by 2022, up from an estimated 13% at present. Then, the e-commerce giant removed YouTube from Amazon's Fire TV products and the Echo Show due to "lack of reciprocity".

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