Stream your Nest Camera video feed to a TV using a speaker or display

View live video feeds from your Nest cameras, doorbells, or other compatible security cameras using just your voice. For example, say "Hey Google, show me my backyard camera" using a Google Nest speaker, display, or Chromecast voice remote.

What you need

  • Compatible security camera
  • Google Nest or Home speaker or display
  • Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in

Step 1. Set up your security camera

  • If you have a Nest camera or doorbell, follow the instructions provided in the box and app.
  • If you have another compatible camera, follow the steps provided by the device maker.

Note: Nest Cameras and Doorbells can stream to Chromecast with Google TV or a smart display screen. Learn how to Stream your security camera using your display.

Step 2. Set up your device

If you haven't set up your Chromecast and speaker or display, follow the steps below. Make sure you connect these devices to the same Wi-Fi network as your camera, and add them to the same home in the Google Home app:

Step 3. Add your camera or doorbell to the Google Home app

Note: If you set up a Nest camera or doorbell, it should already be added to the Google Home app. If you can't find the Nest camera or doorbell in the app, force close the app and open it again.

If you have another compatible camera, or still can't find your Nest camera in the app, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Verify the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  3. Verify you're using the home where you added your Chromecast and speaker or display. To switch between homes, tap expand more icon next to the home name.
  4. Tap Devices Add Works with Google Home Works with Google Home.
  5. Choose your camera manufacturer from the list to finish the setup.

Step 4. Use voice commands to stream your security camera to your TV

To do this:

Say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then:

Start stream

"Show [camera name]"

"What's on [camera name]?"

"[Camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"

"Play [camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"

"Show [camera name] on [Chromecast device name]"

Stop stream

"Stop [TV or Chromecast device name]"

 
To save power, the live video stream stops automatically:
  • Live video from battery-powered Nest cameras and doorbells stops after 5 minutes.
  • Live video from wired Nest cameras and doorbells stops after 12 hours.

To start the live stream again, repeat your voice command.

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