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Nest -> Google Home App

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Hey all, 


Is it just me, or is the Google Home App terrible for Nest Cameras?  I used the Next Cams with the Nest app for my businesses, which was great.  It was easy to add a cam, to share, and setting up the subscription for video storage was a breeze.  Now that this has all changed to Google, it seems like a nightmare, but before I completely switch systems, I want to ensure I'm not missing something.   My biggest complaints are the following:

  • Can't use the Nest app with newer cameras, so if you want to add new ones, you must use Google Home App
  • Google Home App requires a personal Gmail account for sharing.  We use google for our work email, but it won't allow me to add those users.
  • Adding new cameras or re-adding cameras to Google Home is very clunky - esp if you lose the QR sticker for the camera.

Anyway, it would be great if I completely overlook some functionality as I prefer not to switch.  But if the limitations to the Google Home App are what I've experienced, then I will need to find a new system. 

Help, please.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,


Checking in — we hope you've got the answer you're looking for. Let us know if you have more questions in mind.

I appreciate the help, MplsCustomer.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,


@jsnyc I'm dropping by to ensure that everything is covered here. I hope that sheds some light on the issue. If you have other questions and concerns, feel free to let me know.


Thanks for your help, Archie and MplsCustomer.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey jsnyc,


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.