Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Amazon stops selling Google-owned Nest smart home products

Amazon stops selling Google-owned Nest smart home products

The decision from Amazon's retail team was reportedly relayed through a conference call late a year ago and they were informed that the decision came from the top (and we assume it's CEO Jeff Bezos they were pertaining to). And now, it looks as though smart-home manufacturer Nest, also owned by Google, is set to suffer a similar fate.

Nest products won't be sold by any longer once current stock runs out, according to a report from Business Insider.

As a result of Amazon's decision, Nest chose to stop selling any of its products through Amazon, meaning the limited number of Nest devices listed on Amazon today are expected to disappear from the site once current inventory is sold out, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Google and Amazon have never been the best of friends, and it seems Amazon has put more strain on the relationship. Recent rumours suggest the online retailer will soon stop selling the Big G's line of Nest products. The few Nest devices that are now listed on Amazon are expected to disappear from the online retail store once the inventory runs out.

Beyond Nest products, Amazon also does not sell Google Home speakers or the company's Pixel smartphones, but does sell smart home products from other companies, per Business Insider. The company debuted Amazon Key last fall, which is powered by a home security camera and smart lock that recognize delivery personnel and lets them enter a home to deliver a package.

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This is just the latest development in a battle between two tech titans that leaves consumers left in the crossfire. But, for now, it's safe to assume that if you would like to buy a Nest product in the future, you won't be able to buy it on Amazon.

Both Google and Amazon have fired back against each other in the past.

People using Amazon's smart-assistant Alexa on Friday, either through an app or one of Amazon's many Echo devices, are finding that the typically attentive assistant isn't working as it normally does.

It's not clear yet whether third party sellers will still be allowed to sell Nest devices on Amazon. Smart home product sales are expected to reach $4.5 billion in 2018, according to the Consumer Technology Association.

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