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Aggravating viewing limitation

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We've had our Nest doorbell for a couple of years, but it's only viewable on our iPads and android phones because that's where the apps are.  Occasionally I'll be on my MacBook laptop in the office and the doorbell will ring.  I can't simply and immediately see who's at the door on the laptop.  An email notification alert will eventually come down the pike, but by that time the person is gone.

I have to run to one of the iPads in another room and go through steps to get the Nest camera up, but they're usually gone by then too.

Isn't there an "app", program, or other means of getting an immediate image up on my MacBook while I'm working so I can tell if I need to answer the door or not?


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?? "Edit Message" isn't working, so I'll have to add here that I do have Chrome on the MacBook, but it still takes time to go to Launchpad, find Chrome, open it, sign in, click on the camera, yada, yada...   Even with the Chrome icon in the Dock, I still have to sign in, yada, yada...  

Surely there's a way to have the doorbell camera notify and link quickly enough on the MacBook that whatever's going on at my front door isn't history by the time I view it.


For your older cameras and doorbells installed in the Google Nest app, you can view them on your MacBook laptop on the website. And you can view ALL of your cameras on the "preview"/beta website,

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Hi everyone,


@Hafcanadian, thanks for reaching out here in the Community. To confirm, were you able to see what MplsCustomer has shared? How far is your MacBook from your Wifi router? Also, try reinstalling your Chrome web browser and when you sign in don't forget to have your web browser remember your login credentials so you don't have to type them every time you need to login. Looking forward to your response.


I appreciate the help, MplsCustomer.




I don't have to enter my ID info each sign in on Chrome, but I do have to choose my saved one from options offered on that page.  Then after a page opens I have to click on that camera.  It's several steps that each take a few seconds... hear doorbell, click on Chrome icon in the tray, click on saved log-in option, click on camera icon, wait for camera window to pop-up.  I might just as well have gone to the door to see who it was.

Our iPads bring the camera up as soon as I click on the notification bar that almost immediately comes up on their homepage.