You can at long last see a live feed of your Google Nest cameras on your TV
Google is at last carrying an old feature to its new Nest cameras. Beginning this week, you can stream the video feed from all your Nest cameras and video doorbells to your TV using a Chromecast with Google TV. Google reported the feature in a blog post on the Google Nest Community gathering Wednesday morning.
“What?” You ask. “Couldn’t you already do this?” Well, yes and negative. It was feasible to see the video feed from older Nest cameras —, for example, the Google Nest Doorbell (wired), the now discontinued Nest Cams, and the camera inside the Nest Hub Max — on the greatest screen in your home.
The new Nest Cam (indoor, wired), Google’s more up to date cameras couldn’t generally stream to Chromecast gadgets. (All Nest cameras can stream to both Google shrewd presentations and Amazon’s Echo smart displays).
The blog post affirms that “All Nest Cams and Nest Doorbells will be supported, including our latest devices that were released in 2021: the Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery), Nest Cam (indoor, wired), Nest Cam with floodlight and Nest Doorbell (battery).”
In any case, Google just singles out the fresher Chromecast with Google TV as supported, so we don’t have the foggiest idea yet in the event that it will chip away at other Chromecast and Google TV gadgets.
The new integration is carrying out this week, as indicated by Google. Also, nothing remains to be enabled to activate it. Simply ensure your Chromecast is on a similar Wi-Fi network as your cameras. You can either use the Google TV voice remote by pressing the Assistant button and saying, “show me the front door camera.” Or ask your Nest speaker or smart display, by saying, “hey Google, show me the front door camera on my TV.”
Presently, we simply need Google to follow through with its promise to add a web portal option to its new Nest cameras, so they can at last acquire include parity with its old Nest cameras.