Google Nest device owners will have to pay at least $20 more if they want access to the more advanced features in the security cameras, doorbells, and longer footage history. As reported 9to5GoogleThe tech giant has sent notices to subscribers in the US, telling them that a standard Nest Aware subscription now costs $8 per month or $80 per year, compared to $6 per month or $60 when paid on a yearly basis.
The company started offering Nest Aware whole-home subscription plans that covered all of a user’s devices in 2019. Before that, they had to add a subscription to each of their cameras. The plan gives users access to smart motion detection, which can distinguish between several types of activity, dog barking alerts, and people talking alerts. It also gives them access to a 30-day video history with recorded events. Without a subscription, users can only access up to three hours of recording saved on their devices.
The subscription service has a higher tier called Nest Aware Plus, which now costs $15 per month or $150 per year. This increases by $3 per month from $12 and to $30 per year from $120. In addition to all the features offered by the basic plan, the add-on tier also includes access to 10 days of continuous video history and 60 days of video history with recoded events.
in page Explaining the price hike, Google said: “Subscription prices can change to keep pace with market shifts, which can include inflation and local tax updates.” The new rates do apply to new subscribers, while old members can expect to pay more on the next bill they receive on or after November 6th. Google also reportedly said in its letter that it will notify members outside the US 30 days in advance of any price. The increase, which means that higher prices may make its way to other regions.
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