Stream your security camera using Google Nest or Home speaker or display

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

What you need

  • Security camera set up with the partner app
  • Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display

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 device.

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 your Google speaker or display

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  3. Make sure your security camera is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display.
  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 home name.
  5. At the top left corner, tap  and then Set up device and then Have something already set up?
  6. Tap the device to pair.
  7. When the pairing is complete, tap Done.
    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 TVs using the Google Home app

Note: The following steps are optional. If you have multiple Chromecast devices and TVs, you can follow these steps to link all your devices and choose a default TV when playing videos from your speaker or display.

  1. Make sure your Chromecast or Chromecast-enabled TV is set up and connected to the same Wi-Fi as your mobile device or tablet and speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. At the top right, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  5. Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
  6. Scroll down to "Google Assistant services," then tap More settings.
  7. Tap Devices   Add...
  8. The Google Home app will search for remote devices on the same Wi-Fi network as your speaker or display. Note: You may see a list of devices that aren’t voice-supported. These can’t currently be linked to your speaker or display, but they'll be available soon.
  9. To add a device, tap the check next to the device name. You can select multiple devices. Tap Add.
  10. You'll see linked remote devices TVs and speakers section of the Google Home appGoogle Home app.

Note: If you get 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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