Want to view your Nest camera footage on a larger screen, like your television? We’ll guide you through the process of streaming your Nest camera feed on your TV for an enhanced viewing experience.
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Streaming Nest Cam on Your TV
Using Google Assistant
To stream your Nest security camera on your TV using a Google Assistant-enabled device, follow these steps:
- Ensure that your Nest camera and TV or Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Say “OK, Google” or “hey, Google,” followed by “show [camera name] on [TV or Chromecast device name]” to your Nest smart speaker or display, or to Google Assistant on your smartphone.
You can also cast your Nest Cam on a TV using Google Chromecast. Follow these steps:
- Ensure that your Nest camera and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
- Tap on the camera feed you want to stream.
- Tap on the Cast button in the top right corner, then select your Chromecast device.
Using Google TV
To stream your Nest camera on your TV using Google TV, follow these steps:
- Make sure your Nest camera and Google TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Use your Google TV voice remote, press the Assistant button, and say “show [camera name] on [Google TV device name].”
*Note: Nest Cam (battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery) can only stream to Chromecast with Google TV or a smart display screen.
Using Nest Hub
To stream your Nest camera on a Nest Hub, follow these steps:
- Ensure that your Nest camera and Nest Hub are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Say “Ok Google, show [camera name]” to your Nest Hub.
Using Apple TV
To stream on your Apple TV follow these steps:
- Sign into the App Store on your Apple TV
- Download the Nest App
- Sign into the Nest App using your Nest credentials
- Your cameras will appear on the home screen, select the camera you wish to view.
Using Nest Hub Smart Display
To stream your Nest camera on a compatible Nest smart display, follow these steps:
- Ensure that your Nest camera and smart display are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Say “Ok Google, show [camera name]” to your smart display.
If your Nest Camera is equipped with an HDMI out port it can be plugged into your display.
Hookup Nest to TV using an HDMI cable
Nest Cameras Capable of Streaming to TV
All Nest Cameras including the models listed below, can be streamed to your TV:
- Nest Cam (indoor, wired)
- Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery)
- Nest Cam (indoor, first-gen)
- Nest Doorbell battery
- Nest Doorbell wired
- Nest Cam IQ (indoor and outdoor — now discontinued)
- Nest Cam with floodlights
Choosing a Compatible TV or Streaming Device
Chromecast is a popular choice for streaming your Nest camera to your TV. Simply connect your Chromecast device to your TV, and make sure your Nest camera and Chromecast are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. From there, use the Google Home app or your voice command on a smart speaker to start the stream.
Chromecast with Google TV
Chromecast with Google TV is an upgraded version of Chromecast that includes built-in Google TV. The compatibility with Nest cameras is similar to regular Chromecast. Ensure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network and use the Google Home app or voice command to initiate streaming.
Google TV is built into some smart TVs, which allows for native streaming without requiring an external device like a Chromecast. To stream your Nest camera, ensure that both your TV and Nest camera are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then use the Google Home app or voice command to begin streaming.
A Nest Hub is a smart display that can also serve as a screen for streaming your Nest cameras. This device connects with your Nest camera and allows you to view the live feed directly on the display. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and use the built-in Google Assistant to start the stream.
Other smart displays, such as those from Lenovo or JBL, are also compatible with Nest cameras. To stream your Nest camera feed to a smart display, ensure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network, and then use the Google Assistant to initiate streaming.
A smart speaker that supports Google Assistant can also help in streaming Nest cameras to your TV. When paired with a compatible TV or display device, a smart speaker can relay voice commands to start the stream for your Nest camera feed. Ensure all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network before initiating the stream with a voice command.
Setting Up the Devices
Before streaming your Nest Cam on your TV, ensure your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This enables seamless communication between your Nest Cam, smartphone, and the Chromecast/Google device.
- Check your Wi-Fi router for the network name and password.
- Connect your Nest Cam, smartphone, and Chromecast/Google device to the same Wi-Fi network.
Google Home App
The next step in the process is setting up the Google Home App for integration with your Nest Cam.
- Download the Google Home app on your smartphone if you haven’t already.
- Open the app and sign in with your Google account.
- Tap on the “+” icon to add a new device.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to add your Nest Cam, Chromecast/Google device.
- Assign the devices to specific rooms if needed.
- Ensure your Nest Cam is recognized by the app.
Finally, manage your Nest Cam’s video feed and control streaming using your smartphone.
- Download the Nest app on your smartphone and sign in with your account.
- Add your Nest Cam and follow the setup instructions.
- Once the Nest Cam is set up, use the app to view and control your camera.
- To stream the video feed on your TV, use voice commands like “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” followed by instructions such as “Start stream” or “Stream Nest Cam to [Chromecast/Google device name]”.
Troubleshooting Streaming Issues
One of the potential issues that might prevent streaming your Nest Cam on your TV is problems with your Wi-Fi network. To fix this, follow these steps:
- Check your Wi-Fi connection and make sure your smartphone and Nest Cam are connected to the same network.
- Restart your Wi-Fi router and check if the problem persists.
- Test your Wi-Fi signal strength near the Nest Cam and where you plan to stream on the TV.
- If necessary, consider upgrading your router or using Wi-Fi extenders to improve your signal.
Another common issue is device compatibility. To ensure you are able to stream your Nest Cam on your TV, confirm the following:
- Your Nest Cam model should be compatible with streaming. Note that Nest Cam (battery) and Nest Doorbell (battery) can only stream to Chromecast with Google TV or a smart display screen.
- Your TV should have built-in Chromecast support, or you should have a Chromecast dongle attached to the TV.
Lastly, your Home app settings may need to be adjusted to stream your security camera. Follow these steps:
- Open the Home app on your smartphone.
- Make sure your Nest Cam is already set up and integrated with the Home app.
- Add the Chromecast or TV with built-in Chromecast support to the Home app.
- Check the app settings and ensure that the Nest Cam and Chromecast are in the same “home” in the app.
- If necessary, update the app to the latest version available.
Remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific devices, and contact their support team if you experience any issues that cannot be resolved using the steps provided.