Amazon stops selling Nest products as war with Google continues

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Amazon and Google's cold war is entering a whole new phase, with the former now taking strides to ensure that none of Nest's products are sold through its platform.

Business Insider reports that Amazon's retail team contacted Nest to say that orders from the online retail giant's top brass were to stop selling its smart home gadgets.

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.

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Amazon reportedly told Google Nest near the end of previous year that it would no longer be listing any of Nest's newer products.

Later, Amazon disagreed to sell some of the Google-powered products such as Google Home assistant, and some of the pixel smartphones.

The removal of Nest products from Amazon is just the latest development in the falling out between the corporate powerhouses. Google responded by blocking Echo Show and Fire TV devices from accessing YouTube, claiming that the devices had violated Google's terms of service with the inclusion of the YouTube app.

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Amazon's retail team first told Nest that the newest devices will not be sold on the site late a year ago.

With the Beast from the East continuing to rage on, I really wish I had some sort of smart device to effectively regulate the temperature in my friggin' freezing flat. It's unclear if third-party Amazon sellers will still be able to move Nest goods. It's also moving big into smart home products, like its $US1 ($1) billion acquisition of doorbell company Ring.

This comes after Nest announcing earlier this year that it will be moved back into Google's mainstream hardware operation.

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Aside from nixing Google's phones and speakers, Amazon has yet to re-list its rival's Chromecast streaming device, after promising to restart sales of it in December.