Google is lastly bringing an outdated function to its new Nest cameras. Beginning this week, you’ll be able to stream the video feed from all your Nest cameras and video doorbells to your TV utilizing a Chromecast with Google TV. Google introduced the function in a weblog put up on the Google Nest Neighborhood discussion board Wednesday morning.
“What?” You ask. “Couldn’t you already do that?” Properly, sure and no. It was potential to view the video feed from older Nest cameras — such because the Google Nest Doorbell (wired), the now discontinued Nest Cams, and the digicam contained in the Nest Hub Max — on the most important display screen in your house.
However, as I famous in my evaluate of the brand new Nest Cam (indoor, wired), none of Google’s newer cameras might stream to Chromecast gadgets. (All Nest cameras can stream to each Google sensible shows and Amazon’s Echo sensible shows).
The weblog put up confirms that “All Nest Cams and Nest Doorbells will likely be supported, together with our newest gadgets that have been launched in 2021: the Nest Cam (out of doors or indoor, battery), Nest Cam (indoor, wired), Nest Cam with floodlight and Nest Doorbell (battery).”
Nevertheless, Google solely singles out the newer Chromecast with Google TV as supported, so we don’t know but if it should work on different Chromecast and Google TV gadgets.
The brand new integration is rolling out this week, in response to Google. And there’s nothing to allow to activate it. Simply be certain that your Chromecast is on the identical Wi-Fi community as your cameras. You may both use the Google TV voice distant by urgent the Assistant button and saying, “present me the entrance door digicam.” Or ask your Nest speaker or sensible show, by saying, “hey Google, present me the entrance door digicam on my TV.”
Now, we simply want Google to comply with by with its promise so as to add an online portal choice to its new Nest cameras, to allow them to lastly achieve function parity with its outdated Nest cameras.