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Define an activity zone

ChrisIE
Community Member

I can't see my new Nest Cam (battery) in home.nest.com so how do I define an activity zone?  Please don't tell me that I have to do it on my phone.  I've got six older Nest cams which I want to update and bought this new camera as a trial but I'm thinking that the end-user experience is substantially worse since Google messed-up acquired Nest.

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi ChrisIE,

Currently you need to use the Google Home app with the new range of Nest camera's. Google has said that sometime this year they will release a web browser accessable version of the Google Home app but haven't said if all features / settings will be usable from it.

Have a look at the Google Nest community manager post linked below.

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

 

Regards,

Cathal

Regards,
Cathal

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi ChrisIE,

Currently you need to use the Google Home app with the new range of Nest camera's. Google has said that sometime this year they will release a web browser accessable version of the Google Home app but haven't said if all features / settings will be usable from it.

Have a look at the Google Nest community manager post linked below.

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

 

Regards,

Cathal

Regards,
Cathal

ChrisIE
Community Member

Thanks Cathal, the new cameras are great but the s/ware around them is pretty poor.  

 

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

I agree, I'm amazed that I can't even ask my Google assistant to display the new camera live stream on my Chromecast's as I can with the original Nest camera's 😒

Regards,
Cathal

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Just checking in to see if you still need assistance with this issue. Please let me know if you need further assistance. 

 

Best Regards,

Brad.

 

P.S Thanks for all your help, @Cathal_S

ChrisIE
Community Member

Thanks Brad but I'm ok. I've accepted that the new software isn't as good as the old and moved on to look at other vendors products.

 

 

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Folks.

 

At this time, I'll go ahead and lock this thread. If you're still experiencing problems, feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.

 

Best Regards,

Brad.