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Stream your security camera using Google Home

Keep an eye on what matters by streaming your security camera on your TV using Google Home and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in. 

What you need

Step 1. Set up your security camera

Set up your security camera by following the steps provided by the device maker. Here's how to set up your camera with the Nest app

Step 2. Set up your Chromecast and Google Home

If you haven't set up Chromecast and Google Home, follow the steps below. I've you've already set up these devices, you can skip this step. 

Step 3. Connect your security camera to Google Home

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu  and then Home control.
  3. In the "Devices" tab, at the bottom right tap Add Add.
  4. Tap the device you want to connect, then follow the steps.
  5. When the pairing is complete, tap Done.

Note: If you're already set up a Nest Thermostat, you may have to unlink and relink your Nest account to see your Nest cam(s). 

Step 4. Link your TV using the Google Home app 

If you haven't linked your TV to Google Home, follow the steps below. Make sure you’ve set up Chromecast before linking your TV to Google Home.  I've you've already done this, you can skip this step. 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Make sure your Chromecacast or TV with Chromecast built-in is set up and on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  5. Tap More settings.
  6. Under "Services," tap TVs and Speakers . You'll see a list of all your linked devices.
  7. Tap add Add in the bottom right corner of the screen.  
  8. The Google Home app will search for voice-supported TVs on the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home. Note: You may see a list of devices that aren’t voice-supported. These can’t currently be linked to your Google Home, but they'll be available soon.
  9. Tap the checkbox next to the device name. You can select multiple devices. Tap Add
  10. You'll see all your linked devices within the "TVs and speakers" section of the Google Home app  .

Note: If you receive an "Error when linking device" error message, you must Factory Data Reset (FDR) your Chromecast device.

Step 5. Use voice commands to stream your security camera to your TV

 

To do this: 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/Chromecast device name]"

 

Elise is a Google Home expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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