Temperature sensor API



So, reading a bit more on the Aqara sensor… looks like it’s a Zigbee connected sensor. I don’t have a Zigbee hub. Do I need one for the Nest Thermostat to work with Aqara sensors?




@jbumgardner @Luva any updates on this? The thread shows zero movement or meaningful updates for quite a while on this topic.


Dear Nest Engineers, The folks that have dumped a ton of money into your products are asking to release the API for the sensors, come on, it’s not that hard. My guess is if these folks are on here and know what an API is and are asking for you to release it, they have spent well in excess of a few grand on Nest products…I know I’m in over 4 grand…Please release so we can integrate the sensors!


Yes, please!


Agreed! Google, PLEASE!

Bill Bosmeny


No news ? Why make a community ?


I’m not a developer of IoT/Home-Automation, but i am a customer of Nest, and frankly i’m starting re-consider that position.

I always imagined it would take “a while” for first-class API support to be added for the temp. sensor; it was only when i started looking at adding smart-vents to my home setup did i stumble across that fact that API support is still not available.

It would be extremely helpful to everybody if Nest/Google could make some statements that customers and integration partners could act on as opposed to vague comments on scoping and requirements - the comment made on 4/18 was to “… stay tuned for more exciting things!..”; well, i’m still tuned in.


Given what I’ve learned to date about Nest the company and Nest the products, if I were deciding on a thermostat system today, I would go with Ecobee. Something as simple as integrating geofencing for that company that “owns” Internet mapping to be beaten by a competitor… and still not have a consumer geofencing solution is so frustrating. And then these remote temperature sensors. Such promise! Nest’s implementation is SO lacking… and the lack of an API keeps anybody from trying to fix the situation.

It’s sad to see a company that had such a head start and changed the way we view the lowly thermostat, is getting left on the island of misfit technology companies.

If I’m asked for a recommendation, I will strongly steer folks away from Nest. I’m not staying tuned… I’m changing this channel!


Nest’s silence on this simply looks embarrassing… How long does it take to develop two simple API endpoints (get sensors list + get sensor state)? Dissapointed.


It looks like Nest has stopped development of the API. If you try to create a new client you get the following message “We’re currently restructuring our developer program and are no longer accepting new developers to the program or performing client integration reviews for existing developers until the new program is implemented. Stay tuned for further details and announcements.” An official response would have been nice…


In this post they announced the halt in accepting new clientsuntil a new developer program is implemented (no timelines given). I’m assuming that is why there is no support for the sensors yet. Hopefully they will add the sensors if the new program is ever rolled out.


Hi @luva how is it coming on getting the API for the nest temperature sensor, I was hoping you guys could speed up the API roadmap for Nest Temperature Sensors so I can see an integration between the Nest Temperature Sensors and Flair Smart Vents. I would love to have this setup but without the API Flair can build support to do that.


Any update on the temp sensor API release?


Come on guys.

Let’s get this done already.


+1 please make this happen


In case anyone is interested I’ve written a Go tool to scrape the home.nest.com webapp to retrieve the temperature sensor information. You can find it here:



Nice work Kanobe, thanks for sharing. Shame on Nest for dealing with us in bad faith. We don’t believe for a second that you’re working on this.


Good job for nest-scrape and nest-remote-sensor !

After those modules don’t support 2FA and if you have bad security protection, you can be hacked: https://9to5google.com/2019/01/23/nest-cam-hack-nuclear-missile-password/

Why Nest don’t provide it ?


After reviewing posts and replies from NEST, I am not sure if NEST intends to support an API in the future. Maybe development and future purchases should not include NEST products. There are alternatives.


Wishing I didn’t purchase temperature sensors now. Any chance Nest plans to support this or dump them for something else?



I have invested in and backed your products since nearly the beginning.

Please get this API done.

We will keep annoying the crap out of you till you do.