The benefit of smart home systems like Google Home is that you can connect a huge variety of gadgets from numerous manufacturers. However, it’s not clear how well those gadgets will integrate with Google Home. We’ll discuss cameras that are compatible with the Google Home app as well as how to use any Google Home device.
GOOGLE HOME CAMERAS: HOW THEY WORK Google Home is compatible with the majority of smart cameras, both indoor and outdoor, on the market. The business has a broad audience and promotes compatibility amongst numerous manufacturers. Since they are produced by Amazon and designed for Alexa, several products stand out, such as the Ring indoor and outdoor cameras and doorbells.
Though most people get along, only a small percentage are completely compatible. For instance, Google’s Nest cameras work nicely together because they were obviously designed with Google Home in mind. Nest camera feeds appear directly in the app, letting you monitor what’s happening from Android home controls.
Unfortunately, this capability can’t be used by the majority of other Google Assistant and Home compatible devices. Although the feed doesn’t appear in the app, Google Home is compatible with brands like Eufy, Tapo, and Wyze. Instead, you can tell Google Assistant to broadcast the camera’s feed on a Google Nest Hub display.
CAMERAS WITH GOOGLE HOME APP INTEGRATION There are very few cameras that work with the Google Home app and display live feeds directly through the Android or iOS app. As of now, Arlo is the only company besides Google that produces cameras with built-in functionality for the Google Home app.
Although they don’t have the same feature set as Google Nest cameras, Arlo’s Pro 3 , Pro 4 , and Essentials cameras all easily integrate into the app. You may check in on what’s occurring by opening the app on your phone and tapping the camera. You can watch recorded events and additional capabilities through the Arlo app, but it’s fantastic to be able to view a live view from the Google Home app and Android’s Home Control.
A complete list of cameras that stream live video in the Google Home app is shown below:
A Nest Cam (wired and battery) Floodlight-equipped Nest Cam (wired) Doorbell Nest (battery) Nest Good day, Nest Cam (first gen) Nest Outdoor Camera (first gen) IQ Nest Cam Outer Nest Cam IQ 3 Arlo Pro 4 Arlo Pro Essentials of Arlo Send us a message on social media or via email if you are aware of any further Google Assistant-compatible cameras that display a live feed in Google homes. Arlo and Nest are the only devices that make use of this capability as of the time of writing. Arlo and Nest are both excellent brands, but we expect to see more with better integration in the future.
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