I've just bought a Nest Cam and doorbell.
I've set the camera up as per instructions, but during setup I couldn't get a live view. I continued the set up and put in place, still no live view although the camera lights up green as if its connected.
I've tried hard reset on the camera, reset my WiFi etc and still no improvement. I've even moved the camera indoors to set up next to the hub and no live view.
In addition to the green light coming on I do get alerts to say someone was seen.
Everything seems to work except for the live view.
Can anyone help resolve? I'm reluctant to install the doorbell because of these issues and tempted to request a refund
HI Mark, I'm and end user like you. Just a couple things:
Are you on iPhone or Android?
Make sure you are on the most update OS for the phone and also make sure you have the newest version of the Google Home app. You can confirm this by going to the App Store and search for the app. If it says "OPEN" then you have the newest version. If you are not it will say "UPDATE" and you can do the update.
If that fails maybe try it on another family members phone or tablet and see if you get the live image.
Finally, go ahead an open an official support ticket with Google and see if they can get you up and running. It that works the please return here and let everyone know how you fixed it.
Here is the link for tech support
Thanks for the update. I'm scratching my head on this one but I would say the issue feels like it is at the GOOGLE SERVER end and nothing at your end that is preventing it from working.
I actually just thought of something that I think has worked for other people. Do a full power DOWN of your phone and let it sit for about 60 seconds and power it back up. Sometimes doing this re-initialized the phone on the cellular network and it might just fix the issue.
If that doesn't work then I think your best bet is to open a support ticket at the link above. I would love to hear how this gets resolved. I see other people on this forum having the same issue.
Anything is worth a try. Gave it a whirl but still no joy
Spoke to Google support this morning. Went through some fault findings and basic attempts to fix with no joy so I've been referred to a senior support. Just waiting on them to make contact
Strange thing is that the Google Hub played the live view one and will show a black screen now whereas the phones show nothing
Thanks for the update. I can tell you I'm using an Eeros Mesh with many NEST products and they all work most of the time. I also have (2) Nest Hubs and they are VERY intermittent when it comes to my Gen 1 security cams. They will show the live image when ever I ask but typically after about 5-30 Minutes the screen either freezes or turn all GREEN. Even a re-boot won't bring back the video. However if I wait 1-3 hours it will all magically start working again. And it doesn't matter which of my cams It is trying to view. Their either all work or none work.
Please keep me posted. I hope Nest Senior Support gets this resolved for you. My gut is telling me the problem is at their end of the technology.
I have exactly the same issue. I installed yesterday my new battery outdoor camera and everything works except live streaming. My internet bandwidth is great, my other Outdoor Nest IQ Cams and Nest Doorbell Cam work great. I've tried everything but no solution so far. Don't know what else to do... I was working with a specialist on chat and the last step he recommended was trying to connect the cam to my phone to see if using the cellular network it would solve the issue as he thought my internet connection was not strong enough. Haven't tried it yet... I found it too cumbersome to start all over the setup process again, disconnecting my wifi, etc. Horrible! I think I'll try that when I find the enough strength to do it. LOL
Just checking in to see how the conversation is going as there's been a lapse in activity on this thread. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for your assistance, @EmptyNester!
Worked today for about 3hrs with support and it seems the problem could be related to servers congestions as today the live feed started to work normally without interrumptions. At first the live feed only worked when the cam was powered with the battery but then it also started to stream normally with the power adapter. Tech Support will come back tomorrow with a more clear answer to this.
That is great news that it is working. But I have to ask, how can Google possibly allow "server congestion" when they are one of the largest suppliers of servers in the world. I hope it isn't a sign that they don't care about this product.
Please keep us posted if anything changes or you get more answers.
Do you have a Nest Aware sub? I can't help you with the google hub, you'll want to go to the speakers and displays forum for that. And if your two devices are iOS devices, please update the app or wait for the app update to become available. They started rolling out on the 14th for iOS users and this bug should have been fixed.
Hi Mark, They just released an update to the NEST app that might fix this issue. Go into your NEST app at the main level where you see all your devices. Click the GEAR icon in the upper right corner and then ACCOUNT. At the bottom it will show the software version. If it is anything less than 5.68.1 then head over to the app store and download the update.
Hi Mark, thanks for clarifying you are on the Google Home App.
One thing I learned this week is this: With the Nest app and/or Google Home App you create a 'home' and all your cameras are put in there. If you move the cameras or chance routers then sometimes you are forced to create a new 'home' in the app. Did you do this by any chance?
If you did then maybe check this: You can see what 'home' each camera is in. In the Google Home app click to view a camera. Hit the GEAR icon and then you should see "HOME". Click that and you should see what 'home' the camera is in and also it will list any other 'homes' you may have had in the past. If you have more than one home listed then there is a good chance all the Google support people have to do is move the cameras into the correct home. But they have to do it on their side to fix the problem.
For the HUB you hit the GEAR and then select the DEVICE INFORMATION before you can see the HOME option.
Hope this helps.
I got a Google Nest 2 (cable) camera, and everything was working great until one day I couldn't stream any longer. I tried everything suggested in this forum, or elsewhere, and still nothing.
I deleted the device and re-installed it. I noticed that during the installation, in the step that says "you should be viewing live now" I get a black screen. And once the setup is complete, I always get the message that the camera is inactive, and I cannot activate it.
Anyone to help?
I don't know how, but my cameras are now working (may I mention with not much feedback from Google Support)!!
For ages I'd just been getting black screens but I took the cameras off last week and readded and feeds came back on.
I wish I could say what I did to help but I really don't know how or what changed