I want to use my Nest Hub to display my Tapo camera all the time. The feed works well but the screen reverts to the Clock after a few minutes. How can I prevent the timeout and keep the camera on permanently? NOTE: toggling the switch in the Home app display settings does not work. Nor does unplugging or rebooting the Nest Hub.
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The wired Nest cameras should stream live video for up to 4 hours. If your Nest camera or doorbell is on battery power, it can only stream for up to 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, you need to reactivate the live stream in the app to continue with the stream. However, Google doesn't have any information about the stream duration for third-party cameras. You might want to contact your camera manufacturer for additional information.
We understand. Have you tried contacting your Camera manufacturer to ask information about how long it will stream on a smart display. Also, we don't have a way to stream the camera permanently on any Google Nest displays.
Hey, Alex. I want to use my nest hub to display information while cooking and listening to music but the screen always reverts back to the screen saver after a few minutes even though I'm actively using it as a display. Again, just as other people have said, the toggle switch in the home app does not do anything to solve this problem. Please advise, thanks!
@cam86, thanks for the repsonse. Try the steps below.
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We understand. While it's best to coordinate with your camera manufacturer for the duration of the streaming, we're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. I also suggest that you send feedback using your devices by saying, "Hey Google, send feedback," or by following the steps on this link.
If you still need assistance, feel free to start a new thread in the community and we’ll be happy to help.