If you own a Nest Camera, you get only the most useful features by subscribing to Nest Aware. But you had to purchase a separate subscription for each camera, even the Nest Hello doorbell. That counted quickly, even with the cheapest plan at $ 5 a month. Nest Aware's new pricing covers all of your cameras in one subscription. But the most affordable plan loses 24/7 recording.
Old vs New
What the old Nest Aware plan was, your Nest cameras recorded everything all day long, not just event videos. How much you paid determined how far back you could go in your history. For $ 5 a month, you have five days of withdrawals. You could go up to $ 30 a month to see 30 days of shopping video. Either way, you had access to 24/7 recordings.
But again, that price was per camera, including the Nest Hello doorbell. If you only have one Nest camera, that may seem fine. But if you own a Nest Hello, a Nest Indoor Camera and a Nest Outdoor camera, it suddenly became a lot more expensive.
Now, the new Google Nest Aware subscription prices cover the whole house. You have two choices, $ 6 a month or $ 1
Instead, you will get 30 days of & # 39; video history of the event & # 39 ;. That means you only see a video when an event, such as a sound or person detection, is triggered. If you want to record 24/7, you should switch to the $ 12 per month plan, which gives you 60 days of video history of events and ten days of 24/7 history. That's less history than the most expensive subscription from the old Nest Aware, but it also costs less than half.
Still, there's good news if you're currently subscribing to a $ 5 per month option with 24/7 video storage (or another previous Nest Aware subscription). Google says you can stay on your plan (at least until the company changes its mind). However, you can't add cameras to Nest Aware without first migrating to a Google account (if you haven't already) and switching to the new Nest Aware plans.
As long as your planning needs don't change, you're good. But once you add another Nest camera to your mix, you have to make a decision. Sometimes it makes it easier to make things easier, and this is one of those cases.