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Accessing nest cam from pc

Community Member

Hello I hope someone can help me with this. I've setup my google nest cam on my android phone with the google home app. I'd like to access my camera from my PC. Google help says to go to and click the device.

The thing is even though I'm signed into my google account there's no devices there, it only has an option to add a new device. If I click that it then asks me to plug in my nest cam via usb to set it up as if I was doing it for the first time.

It's already setup and active and working correctly on my google home app on phone...


Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

All the newer cameras' and doorbells only work on the Google Home app (even though they are called "Nest"). You cannot add them to the Nest App, nor the Nest website.

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, 


Sorry for my late response. Thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I can definitely understand how frustrating your situation must be. I just wanted to make sure that your issue is addressed. 

  • Do you still need help with this issue?
  • What other troubleshooting steps have you done thus far?

Please let me know if you need further assistance. 

Best Regards, 


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Codcat,
Just wanted to jump in here to check to make sure that you saw our response. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours.

Have a great day!

Community Member

Yeah, I want to view these cameras on my PC and set them up correctly instead of being forced to use an app on my phone...