Google is finally bringing an old feature to the new Nest Cameras. Starting this week, you can stream live video from everybody Your Nest cameras and video doorbells to your Chromecast-enabled TV using Google TV. Google announced the feature on Blog post on the Google Nest Community Forum Wednesday morning.
“What or what?” You ask. “Can’t you already do this?” Well, yes and no. It was possible to watch video channels from old Nest cameras, such as the Google Nest Doorbell (wired) and Nest Cams is now discontinuedAnd the camera in the Nest Hub Max – on the largest screen in your home.
But, as I mentioned in My review of the new Nest Cam (indoor, wired)None of the newer Google cameras were able to cast to Chromecast devices. (All Nest cameras can broadcast to both google smart screens and the Amazon Echo Smart Screens).
The blog post confirms that “all Nest cameras and Nest doorbells are supported, including our latest devices released in 2021: Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery)and the Nest Cam (Indoor, Wired)and the Nest Cam with Spotlight and the Nest doorbell (battery). ”
However, Google only bundles the newer Chromecast with Google TV as supported, so we don’t yet know if it will work on other Chromecast and Google TV devices.
According to Google, the new integration will be rolling out this week. Nothing can be activated. Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the cameras. You can use the Google TV voice remote control by pressing the Assistant button and saying “Show me the front door camera.” Or ask your Nest smart display or speaker by saying, “Hey Google, show me the front door camera on your TV.”
Now we just need Google to continue We promise to add a web portal option to the new Nest cameras so they can finally have feature parity with the old Nest cameras.
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