Stream Nest Cam (Battery) with Google Assistant on Phone

NeverStark
Community Member

This question has been asked multiple times, and community managers respond like bots without answering. When I want to view a camera stream from my phone, my only option seems to be by tapping into the Home app, tapping cameras, and selecting the camera I want to view. That's cumbersome. Why can't I just say "Hey Google, show me the backyard camera?"

 

When I try that, I get the error message you see in the attached screenshot. It works fine from a Nest Hub Max. Why not from my phone?

 

If this question hasn't had an answer, don't ask if I still need one. I do. Thanks.

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi NeverStark,

Google hasn't made this feature available yet as well as not being able to view the Nest 2 Gen cameras on a Chromecast device, I have no idea why this is.

They have said that they will be adding features this year. I use the 'device controls' homescreen shortcut menu for quickly viewing my Nest cameras.

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Please leave feedback for the Google Nest team letting them know that you would like to see this feature added.
Feedback:
https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7071494

Regards,
Cathal

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Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi NeverStark,

Google hasn't made this feature available yet as well as not being able to view the Nest 2 Gen cameras on a Chromecast device, I have no idea why this is.

They have said that they will be adding features this year. I use the 'device controls' homescreen shortcut menu for quickly viewing my Nest cameras.

Screenshot_20220528-223650.png


Please leave feedback for the Google Nest team letting them know that you would like to see this feature added.
Feedback:
https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7071494

Regards,
Cathal

NeverStark
Community Member

Very much appreciate this response, Cathal. It's nice to know they're planning to bring support soon, and I thank you for the helpful tip.

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi again,

Sorry that I don't have any exact information about when this will become available, I am a normal user myself and just part of the Product experts program.

Below is a link to a blog post from a Google employee that has more information. I would definitely recommend sending feedback for the Nest team as I and many others have already done 👍

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

 

Regards,
Cathal

NeverStark
Community Member

Will do. Thanks again, Cathal.

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

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. 

 

Best Regards,

Brad.

 

Thanks for the help, @Cathal_S!

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