Google is now letting Amazon users can operate Nest goods with Alexa in 2021, following the release of updated Cams and Doorbells last year.
The recently released Google Nest skill for Amazon Alexa supports the battery-operated Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor), Nest Cam (wired inside), Nest Cam with floodlight, and Nest Doorbell (battery).
The livestreams from those four cameras may be seen by asking Alexa to “show the doorbell or camera name” on the Echo Show, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets. The Nest Doorbell also allows 2-way communication with visitors at your door via your Alexa-enabled devices: Ask Alexa to speak to the entrance.
When any of these Nest Cams or Nest Doorbells identify a person at your front door in the future, Alexa will support announcements. Google announced today that something was coming shortly.
Older product integrations have not changed at all:
Don’t panic; our current Alexa skills will continue to work with your preferred Nest devices if you already own both Amazon and Google Nest products. For instance, you may keep using Alexa to ask your Nest Learning Thermostat to change the temperature or to broadcast live video from your original Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam IQ Indoor and Outdoor, and Nest Doorbell (wired) onto compatible Amazon devices.
Go to your camera’s settings in the Google Home app (Home view, Device tile, Settings (the gear icon), Events, and Seen events) and turn on Motion detection AND notifications. Make sure that the Alexa app’s Devices andgt; Cameras andgt; (choose the appropriate Nest camera or doorbell) andgt; Settings section is set to enable motion and doorbell press announcements. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEST CAM: FTC: We employ automatically earning affiliate connections. More.