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Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ

Greg Kumparak
After Google announced earlier this month that it was going to wrap Nest back into Google's hardware operation, everyone figured we'd see a bit more overlap between the two.

One more quick bit of news out of Nest’s press conference this morning: the company is adding support for Google’s voice-powered Assistant to the Nest Cam IQ line it debuted in March.

The move is a natural one, of course: Google acquired Nest 3 years ago, and has been pushing hard into the home ever since. Google already uses Assistant to power its standalone Home speaker; with something like the Nest Cam IQ, they’ve got a device sitting there with a speaker and a microphone just waiting to go.

Nest founder Matt Rogers says the update should roll out to all new and existing Nest Cam IQ devices in an update this winter.