netflix on google nest smart displays

  • Netflix is arriving on Google’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays.
  • You can control the streaming service with your voice, touch, or gestures.

You no longer have to forego Queer Eye or Tiger King if you use Google smart displays to watch your favorite TV shows — Netflix is now rolling out to the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max.

As you’d expect, you can use both “hey Google” voice commands and the touchscreen to open Netflix, play individual shows, or control playback when your hands are busy. If you’re using the Hub Max, the camera lets you use gestures to pause or resume a video without touching the screen or disrupting others’ conversations. You can hold up your hand to the camera to pause and resume your show or movie.

The feature will be available everywhere you find both Google smart displays and Netflix. Google told Android Authority that support is limited to Nest displays “at this time,” so you’ll have to patient if you want to use a third-party smart display.

This could be the decisive factor if you’re shopping for a smart screen and aren’t attached to any one ecosystem. As of this writing, Netflix doesn’t have native support on Alexa-powered displays like Amazon’s Echo Show, with services like Hulu only partly filling the gap. A Nest device may be your best choice if you’d like to catch up on the widest selection of shows in the kitchen without bringing a tablet into the mix.

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