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Nest app now works with Android TVs to show home camera feeds

The Nest app has been updated with a number of new features, including a way for it to work with Android TVs to show video feeds from its connected camera.

Published onNovember 19, 2016


The Nest connected home hardware company, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is making an effort to link to more of its big brother’s products. The Nest app for Android now allows people who own its camera products to view their feeds on the big screen, assuming it runs Android TV.

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That means if you own either the indoor or the recently released outdoor camera from the company, the Nest app can now work with Android TV so you can see who is at the door while you are watching the football game. The app also allows users to view previously recorded video from the cam on their Android TV in case they need to check on something later.

In addition, the new update to the app allows customers with a Nest Aware subscription to create an “instaclip” of any video feed or recording from their cameras. The app itself figures out where to begin and end the clip with a special algorithm. If you want to pick where the clip begins and ends, there’s the option to do that as well. After it’s made, it can be shared with others.

The app update also lets smartphone users view any camera video in full screen without having to rotate the phone by simply tapping the down arrow icon below the camera window. Finally, the new Nest app lets users edit their device notifications settings from the Home settings menu.

If you own these camera products, will you get some extra use from them with this update?

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