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Learn about using Google home view to control your Nest products

The home view is available in the Google Home app and on Google Smart Displays. You can use it to control your supported Google Nest products and Google Assistant linked devices, in one central place. You can also let other people control your Nest products by inviting them to become home members with the Home app.

Before you can control your Nest products with Google home view, you’ll need to set them up with the Home app.

How to set up home view

To get started with Google home view:

  1. Download Google Home app for iOS or Android 
  2. Connect your Nest products to Google
  3. If you share your home, you can invite people to become home members

Google home view is available on:

  • Smart Displays (like the Google Home Hub)
  • The Home app for iOS and Android

Controlling your Nest products with home view

Home view supports the following Nest products:

Google Nest thermostats

  • Change the temperature
  • Switch between heating, cooling, and Eco modes

Google Nest cameras

  • View the live video stream

Google Nest Hello video doorbell

  • View the live video stream
  • Get visitor announcements (Smart Display only)

Home view also lets you control your Nest products using your voice.

View and manage your Google home members

If you have migrated your Nest Account to a Google Account

  • You’ll manage and view who can control your products with the Home app, not the Nest app.
  • If the Owner of the home has migrated their account, the other members of the home will also need to migrate to a Google Account, or they will lose access to the home in the Nest app.
  • Once your home members migrate to a Google Account, they’ll be able to access, share, control, and use products in your home with both the Nest app and Home app.
  • Any member of the home can delete another member of the home. If you are the owner of a Nest home and you're removed from the home in the Home app:
    • You will lose access to the Nest home.
    • All Nest devices that you added to the Nest home will be removed.
    • Any Nest Aware subscriptions you have will be cancelled, and you’ll lose any recorded video history that isn’t saved to the Nest app.

If you have not migrated your Nest Account

If you haven’t migrated and you control your Nest products through the Nest app, go to this article to learn more.

Learn more about how to share access to your home with other people and view who has access with the Home app in this help center article.

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