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3 "free hours" of video history on the 2nd generation nest wired camera

pattu
Community Member

Question about this 'free 3 hours of video history": so if i have 3 hours of video history on Friday, then shutdown the camera till Monday....will this 3 hours of video history be available on "https://home.net.com" on Sunday? or does this 3 hours of video history automatically expire within the next 3 hours, even though the camera is shut down?

Thanks.

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S3bryan
Bronze
Bronze

The 3 free hours is exactly that 3 hours once the clock ticks past 3 hours it’s vaporware even if the camera is turned off. It’s useless, buy nest aware

firmwaredev
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

As S3Bryan mentioned, it is 3 hours on the clock, not 3 hours of video storage, so it's not very useful.     Since you mentioned using a web browser, I should also caution you that the cameras new in 2021 work only with the Google Home app, and at the moment, do not have any kind of browser interface.   Google has said that these camera will eventually get a web based portal, but at the moment they are mobile device and Google Hub access only.    The only way to even see the camera video on a PC would be to run an Android emulator, and run Google Home within.  I do that so I can see my cameras on my PC, but of course that is pretty sub-optimal.

S3bryan
Bronze
Bronze

And it’s sad they outright refuse to use the nest app, why? Cause the founder of Nest came from Apple and Google can’t stand Apple.  They have to pay them 10 billion a year to be the default browser on Apple products.  But we do get Google Home with crayon drawn icons 

SteveT1
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

I appreciate the help @S3bryan and @firmwaredev. I wanted to check back in to see if you have other questions and concerns. Feel free to let me know.


Thanks,
Steve

SteveT1
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

We haven't heard any updates from you. I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. If you're still in need of assistance, feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

 

Regards,
Steve