July 21, 2024

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Google’s old Nest cameras now work with the Google Home app

Google’s old Nest cameras now work with the Google Home app

The new generation meets the previous generation.
picture: Florence Ion/Gizmodo

In the coming weeks, you should see options in the Google Home app for any indoor Nest cameras you have in your smart home since the original 2015 release. Finally, all Nest security cameras can be accessed and maintained from the same app. Google announced a while ago that it would eventually do so Neglecting Nest app for previous generations of security cameras and move all functionality to the Google Home app. company solemnly announced It’s time in the Nest Community Forums.

Google says that all eligible Nest Cam Indoor users will get an email once everyone has access. Note that this feature is still in the testing phase technically. It’s only available through the public preview of the Home app, which you can still do subscription Because if you feel like you are missing out.

The update lets you browse your old Nest Cam’s feed history, which you couldn’t do before in the Google Home app. This will help reduce reliance on the Nest app, although some key features are still missing, such as creating and downloading custom videos. Google says it’s not changing the old Nest app and that you can continue to use it as you did before, but the writing is on the wall: the Nest app is mandatory for the chopping block.

There is a warning: once you do Switch to the Google Home appYou can no longer access your camera through the Nest app. However, you can opt out of the public preview and reverse the process if you are not ready to commit to the change. Google plans to follow through with updates for other older model cameras. The Nest Cam Outdoor is next on the list, with promises of “more to come.”

I can easily remember several times I missed security notifications because I opened the Google Home app instead of the Nest app. Although it’s been a long time, I’m glad to see the first generation and Next generation cameras uniform. At the very least, Google hasn’t completely abandoned those long invested in the Nest ecosystem. Hopefully, it will stick with him even as the smart home goes live pings out.

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