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

  • Security camera set up with the partner app
  • Google Home

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. If 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 Google Home app.
  2. 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.
  3. Make sure your security camera is on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  4. Verify that the home listed is the one you want to pair your security camera to. To switch between homes, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  5. Tap Add .
  6. Tap Set up device.
  7. Tap Set up new devices.
  8. Tap the home you want to use. The app will then look for the device.
  9. Tap the device to pair.
  10. When the pairing is complete, tap Done.
  11. Note: If you've 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. If you've already done this, you can skip this step.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. 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.
  3. Make sure your Chromecacast or TV with Chromecast built-in is set up and on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  4. Verify that the home listed is the one you want to pair your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in  to. To switch between homes, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  5. Tap Add .
  6. Tap Set up device.
  7. Tap Set up new devices.
  8. Tap the home you want to use. The app will then look for the device.
  9. Tap the device to pair.
  10. When the pairing is complete, tap Done.

Note: If you receive an "Error when linking device" error message, you must factory reset your Chromecast device.

Step 5. 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/Chromecast device name]"

 

Fix a problem

"HA Cast" error when streaming an Arlo camera to  your TV

If you're seeing an "HA Cast" error message on your TV when streaming an Arlo camera, try the following workaround:

  1. Turn off the motion-detection recording setting on your camera.
  2. Try to stream again.
  3. Arlo is currently working on a fix for this issue.  
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