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Use Google Hub Max to Talk to People Through Google Nest Cam with Floodlight

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I just installed a new  Google Nest Cam with Floodlight and a Google Hub Max. I have everything linked. I'm unable, however, to bring up the floodlight camera and talk through it via my Google Hub Max. I have seen previous posts from a few years ago and it mentions it being a bug and being worked on. Is it STILL a bug?




Unfortunately, it's not a bug. Google Nest just does not provide a microphone option on its Nest Hubs or Nest Hub Maxes for talking through cameras, only through doorbells.

The Google Home app and Google Nest app provide a microphone option for talking through both cameras and doorbells.

We cannot talk through our battery camera on our Nest Hubs and Nest Hub Max; we can only do so in the Google Home app.


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Community Specialist

Hello everyone,


@JustinRampage,  thanks for reaching out here in the Community. We understand that this feature will help you to talk to the person outside however, we don't have any news to share about applying this. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. I'd suggest you send yours with our Send Feedback form to let the Google Engineering team know about your concern. While they won't respond directly back to you, this is the best way to let them know about this.


I  appreciate your response, MplsCustomer.