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2nd gen wired cameras no longer stream to Chromecast and lose more Nest functionality

hike
Community Member

I am baffled to learn that you can no longer stream the latest 2nd gen wire cameras like you could with past generations of Nest cameras. Not only that, but you lose functionality because you can't add the latest cameras to the Nest app and need to set it up in the Home app. 

Anyone else dealing with this issue? Is it worth returning latest cameras and going to buy older cameras off of Ebay? 

I understand Google is building Nest products into the Home app but when functionality is reduced during integration it affects your customers. This gets worse when Google doesn't communicate whether or not the functionality will be added. 

 

 

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi hike,

Google has announced that it will be bringing more features to the Nest cameras 2nd Gen this year.

https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Blog/New-Cameras-and-Google-Home-app/ba-p/4632 

 

Regards,
Cathal

hike
Community Member

Thanks for sharing and some good news but didn't see a mention about streaming via chromecast.

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

That's something that hasn't been mentioned yet, sorry. I don't understand why this feature is missing either?


As this is a community forum supported by other users and community specialist's the best way of getting your thoughts, feedback or feature requests to the people that can make changes is by submitting feedback as detailed within the link below.

Feedback:
https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7071494

Regards,
Cathal

EmptyNester
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

I purchase the new cams 9 months ago when they came out.  When I learned they didn't work with the NEST app I returned them and did just what you said.  I bought previous gen cams off ebay and I'm a happy camper.   I thought I would do this until such time that they significantly improve the Google Nest app. It has been 9 months and we have yet to see one feature from the Nest app brought forth to the Google Home app.  The list of things missing is very long.

SteveT1
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for visiting the Community.

 

My apologies for the late response here. I can confirm this feature isn’t available, but our teams always appreciate the feedback. I‘ll pass this along to the appropriate team. Let me know if I can assist with anything else, otherwise I’ll be locking this thread after 24 hours.

 

Regards,

Steve