Google’s Nest cameras now support Chromecast streaming


An advantage of buying into an ecosystem like Apple or Google is that these products are all meant to work together seamlessly. For Google though, for whatever reason, users could not cast the video feeds from their Nest cameras via Chromecast, meaning that users had to either use the app or watch the feeds on the Nest Hub Max, which not everyone owns.

The good news is that in a post in the Google Nest Community forums, Google has announced that through an update, support for Chromecast is finally here. What this means is that if you want to pull up the security video feed from a Nest camera, you will be able to do so and cast it onto a Chrome-enabled device like a smart TV, or TV if you own the Chromecast dongle.

As for compatible devices, it seems that this should enable Chromecast support for pretty much all of the company’s Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell devices that have been released so far. According to Google:

“Starting soon, all Nest Cams and Nest Doorbells will be supported, including our latest devices that were released in 2021:  the Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery), Nest Cam (indoor, wired), Nest Cam with floodlight and Nest Doorbell (battery).”

That being said, as The Verge notes, Google makes specific mention of the Chromecast with Google TV device. We’re not sure if Google was simply giving an example, or if users can only cast their video feeds to the Chromecast with Google TV device. Either way, if you’re a Nest camera owner, then this might be something to look forward to.

Source: The Verge

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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