01-12-2023 06:29 PM
Our Google Home Max has been randomly showing the notification that someone is watching or viewing the camera on the display screen. My wife has noticed this several times while she is in the room and when she aknowledges it the notification goes away as if whoever is watching disconnects. We are very concerned that there could be a breach in our account of security and someone is able to access our camera
01-12-2023 06:35 PM
There are multiple reports of this going on, with no resolution. Here's one thread:
01-12-2023 06:39 PM
That is concerning. It might give me some relief however in the possibility that it could be a widespread technical issue rather than someone actually monitoring my device
01-14-2023 07:35 PM
Thanks for sharing details about the issue. I understand how important your privacy is, and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. To confirm, what specific message are you seeing on your screen? What is the current firmware version of your device? Also, when did you notice it?
@MplsCustomer: I appreciate your help.
Looking forward to your response.
01-15-2023 04:50 AM
The message says “Device is being monitored”. The firmware version is Chromcast firmware version 1.63.324740, and we started to notice the message on Thursday 1/12
01-16-2023 04:08 PM
Thanks for the quick response. Are there other users watching or accessing the Nest or Google Home app on their devices? Could you provide the system version of your device, and check if it's on Fuchsia.
01-17-2023 05:02 AM
Initially that’s what we thought was happening but someone else in this this forum informed me that there is a different is “Viewing” vs “monitoring”. According to my wife ours said it was being “monitored “. Either way this isn’t something we’ve seen before and seems strange.
We have Fuchsia version
01-17-2023 07:43 AM
Judging from all the posts on this issue, this "Device is being monitored" message is a defect that was introduced in a recent release of the Google Home app.
01-18-2023 07:02 AM
Thanks for the information. We'd be happy to take a look into this for you. Please fill out this form with all the needed information then let me know once done.
01-22-2023 05:26 PM
We haven't received your form. Have you had a chance to fill it out? Just in case here's the link.
01-25-2023 05:36 PM
Do you still need help with your device? If so, kindly fill out this form.
01-28-2023 05:42 PM
We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you need assistance or want to discuss topics, feel free to start a new thread.
01-12-2023 09:51 PM
That does mean that the camera is being viewed by somebody in your set up household. Double check that the camera isn't being streamed to any of your devices. If that isn't the case, change your passwords.