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Turning on Nest Cam with routine

Community Member

In an earlier thread people complained that its not possible to turn on / off Nest cam with Google Assist routine (only time setting). Why did you close that post? Its still not working. I am totally pissed to find it out the hardway. I bought 2 cams to do exactly that. Turn on and show me the cam on request and its not working! Are you joking? Can you fix this  with software update? What a shame. I never thought this could not work.


Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

This isn't something that's broken, it's never been possible to do this to my knowledge. You can't turn on or off Nest Cams using a routine, they're security devices that are designed to be always on. 

This is mostly a user to user community, therefore if this is important to you, I’d encourage you to also send this feedback directly to Google. You will not receive a response, unless Google need more details from you, however the team are still reading the feedback.

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Joker74,


We hear you. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — we'll take this as feedback. Keep an eye on the Google Nest Community page for any updates. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.


Check out this link on how to file feedback.


Thanks for the help, davidking.