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Nest Cam (battery) streaming to Chromecast

SJBaum
Community Member

Am I correct that the Nest Cam (battery) cannot be viewed on a Chromecast?  Currently I can buy other brand Cameras and have them stream to my Chromecast... seems silly this primary feature isn't available for a Nest Cam.
I saw another post (months old) where a customer was assured this issue was being addressed and the post was closed, was it ever resolved?

When will this feature be available?

 

Thanks!

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Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

@SJBaum

 

I am afraid that there hasn't been any changes like that. You can stream your camera view to a smart display/speaker but not via Chromecast. Not sure if this will become a feature or not as I am not part of the Chromecast forums, but I would hope this becomes a feature. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Best regards,

Brad.

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BG
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

The only device I am aware of currently, that the cameras will stream live to, is the Google Nest/Home Hub by saying "Hey Google, show me the [camera name]". The Chromecast is still unavailable, and I do not know the timeline if ever that will be implemented. It depends on so many factors including codecs, hardware, OS versions and which generation (version of Chromecast). Maybe the future generations of Chromecast will work, but fo now, I would settle for more functionality in the Google Home app!! Like being able to schedule the camera!!

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Just checking in to see if you still need assistance with this issue.  We'll leave this topic open for another 24 hrs in case there are any follow up questions or comments. Please let me know if you need further assistance. 


Best regards,

Brad

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.

SJBaum
Community Member

Thanks for that info BG.

I thought those would be good reasons too until I realized I'm currently able to stream an Arlo cam, or nearly any other off-brand cam, to the Chromecast.  The regular Nest wired cam (which is newer than the Nest Cam) AND the Nest Doorbell (older than the Nest Cam) are BOTH able to stream to the Chromecast, therefor "codecs, hardware, OS versions, and generation (of Chromecast)" obviously isn't really such a problem or they'd be problems for everybody else's cams too. 

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/7529598?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid

Thanks for replying though!

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 your help, @BG

SJBaum
Community Member

Hi Brad,

Has there been an update to allow a Nest Cam (battery) to stream to a ChromeCast?  I haven't tried again since my frustrating failure back in December.

Thanks for the help, 

-Skyler

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

@SJBaum

 

I am afraid that there hasn't been any changes like that. You can stream your camera view to a smart display/speaker but not via Chromecast. Not sure if this will become a feature or not as I am not part of the Chromecast forums, but I would hope this becomes a feature. Thank you for your feedback!

 

Best regards,

Brad.