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Leticia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey everyone, 

 

Keeping an eye on the activity around your home just got even easier– so easy that you don’t have to take your eyes off your TV. Starting this week, you will be able to watch the video feed from all of your Nest Cams and Nest Doorbells using Chromecast with Google TV!

 

If you’re ready to make home security part of your normal channel rotation, check out all the details below:

 

Which cameras can you stream on Chromecast with Google TV?

Starting soon, 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).

 

How does it work?

  • Chromecast Voice Remote: Simply use your voice remote to say which device you want to stream the live feed from. For example, just say “show me the front door camera” to see your doorbell feed. 
  • Other Google Assistant-enabled devices: Use your Nest speaker or display and say, “Hey Google, show me the front door camera on my TV”

 

We hope this feature makes viewing your camera feed a breeze! Let us know your favorite way to view your camera feed in the comments below.  

 

Google Nest Team

33 Comments
JonnyD8000
Community Member

Just attempted this in the UK and still saying not supported. I have the battery doorbell and wired floodlight camera. 
when does this update go live?

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

@JonnyD8000 

Starting this week sometime.

Google usually roll out new features over a short period so they can check for any issues occuring.

@Mariusz89 

This is a community blog post about the new feature rolling out. Please start a forum question and you will receive better help there.

https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/Chromecast 

 

 

mickeyr61
Community Member

How can I check if this feature is added? Now it says Software version: gq-user 1.61 OPENMASTER 301354 test-keys stable-channel stable-channel.

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

@mickeyr61 

I think that trying the command's suggested will be the easiest way of checking.

Redbeard
Community Member

While this is a very welcome feature It's really sad it took this long to do. This should have been a day one feature since the CCWGTV came out a year before the new cameras. Instead it took a year after the new cameras release.

That being said, I'm happy its finally arrived.

Asianrage
Community Member

I have a so many Nest Cams, the indoor, outdoor, Hello, Floodlight version, only a few works.

Assistant will recognize the name I've assigned them, but the following doesn't work/support remote streaming

  • Floodlight version
  • Interior Nest - Wired
KyleBrezovec
Community Member

A step in the right direction. Really hope to see a number of updates for the nest cameras this quarter, especially the promised web application. 

Jaydawgslim
Community Member

Will it work (now or in the future) with assistant enabled tvs like my Samsung QN65QN90, or does it have to be through a physical Chromecast device

ColoradoSprings
Community Member

Will it allow continuous streaming or will it time-out at some point? Thanks.

Asianrage
Community Member

It timed out on me. 

RReiderJr
Community Member

When you say works with google tv with chromecast, does that imply works with android tv with chromecast as well? Literaly was going to buy an arlo today, had my heart set on hello battery but no chromecast made me reconsider. Now this announcement. Can I buy the neeto google bell with familiar faces, or am i stuck with arlo?

Steelsmitty412
Community Member

Another option is to side load the Nest app. Only downside for some dumb reason, is Google hasn't made their new cameras compatible with it. For instance, all my cameras minus my floodlight cam work with nest app. The nest app also gives you the option to view multiple cameras at once. What would be even better is if there were a Google Home app for Google TV as well as wear is.

MateyMax88
Community Member

Doesn't work on my 2020 Sony Android/Google TV, yet. I have a wired indoor cam and a battery doorbell. I am based in the UK.

the_one
Community Member

That's great and sure to be of use to some. What might be even more useful is to have the web version ready as it's sure a point of frustration for many. Is there any ETA on that?

 

Thanks!

NateOhio
Community Member

Does this mean that when something triggers the camera, such as a unrecognized person or when someone rights the Doorbell, a preview can be displayed on the TV?

Would be nice that when an event is detected that a preview pops up on the TV as a picture in picture sort of thing. 

Arlo has this feature.

Irievibesender
Community Member

Now if we could just get simple  schedule notification added to the home app for the cameras now that it's been a year...  I only want notification at night on my driveway cam... not all dang day. 

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

When will we be able to see all of our cameras and doorbells in a browser on our computer?  We've been waiting for 10 months to be able to see our Google Nest Camera (Battery) on our computer.

Newyears1974
Community Member

Astonishing that you ever even removed this feature. Wasted a lot of money on cameras that couldn't cast. I still have to run both the Nest App and the below average UX Google Home app too. This has to be one of the poorest product roadmaps I've ever seen from a company of your size. No Kudos for fixing something that should never have been broken. 

Travis84
Community Member

Would be nice if you could stream multiple cameras at the same time. At the moment it looks like only one is supported at a time.

ryandfc81
Community Member

Fantastic however I would love the picture in picture feature when someone pressed the doorbell. 

00Zuf
Community Member

When are you going to put your smart home control of our devices? When will I be able to trigger actions based on camera motion, trigger actions based on facial recognition, create an automated routine when my presence is at home during a certain time to turn cameras on our off? Your products are not smart products yet and Amazon is leaving Google in the first when it comes to the smart home!

ktlinde
Community Member

This works awesome! Is it possible to have a notification on the Chromecast with Google TV when the doorbell cam rings? Thanks!

SpinDr1ft
Community Member

My TVs accepts the voice command and then just sit at a spinning loading screen. The camera I tried to stream then goes offline for 15ish minutes or until I reboot it.Do this..Do this..Then this happensThen this happens

OverwatchFan198
Community Member

Tried today on an Android TV (Hisense U7G) and while it recognizes the cameras I get a "camera feed is not available". I can see this via my Google home device but not on the TV. Only camera that works is my Nest doorbell and not the Nest Camera (indoor, wired). Wondering if this will be fixed in the coming weeks or if this is just early rollout problems. I'm based in the US

MateyMax88
Community Member

Same here in the UK... Now it connects but then shows that camera feed is not available - for the doorbell battery camera and indoor wired cam

Jekky
Community Member

Nice 

Gwagwagwa
Community Member
Iam new here
KPnow
Community Member

Hi,

No QR or Setup Code on Nest Cam with Floodlights.I had installed my flood light camrera by On Tech installer in Jan 2022.Once he had installed he had throw away QR code sticker.Now I have change my internet company and looking for QR code or activate code on back of flood light camera>i do not see that.I still have original box >is QR code or activate or part of serial number? If you know whom to contact for help please let me know.

Thanks for help .

KP

homeautomationz
Community Member

nest is officially dead.

all we want is working products.  doorbells, cams, etc, that work, and via one app.

YOU KNOW LIKE NEST DID BEFORE GOOGLE BOUGHT IT.

What do we get?  Stream via Google Chromecast to Google TV to see a camera feed.  Oh right, half of them don't work in cold.  Or with the newer app.  Or via any other product unless Google branded.

  • Well, I'm done waiting for a working app.
  • Gave up hoping you support devices I bought a few years ago.
  • Done waiting for a new doorbell that isn't ancient and battery powered that breaks in cold weather and can't stream. 
  • I'm over not being able to use all my devices together unless it is Google branded.

Now I'm moving to planned obsolescence.  Going another route for cameras and doorbells and when my thermostat, the only thing left that Google still does well, dies or they decide to not support it I'll replace it with Ecobee.

I feel better now.  Now I can stop posting here expecting someone to respond, read, or react.  I can stop checking to see when the new doorbell is coming.  Stop waiting for Google Home to work.  I suggest others do the research and come to their own conclusions, but be cautious if you are starting this journey.

Thomasrvfischer
Community Member

Chromecast is our favourite way of viewing our many Nest Cams. We have Nest Cams in 3 of our homes

Banamalimuduli
Community Member

Please re open my account by mistake my account suspended

 

Banamalimuduli
Community Member

Please re open my account by mistake my account suspended

MateyMax88
Community Member

No wonder Nest doesn't know what to fix if there are lots of useless posts on here...