The newest Google Nest cameras might now stream to individuals Amazon Alexa smart displays, as well as Fire TVs, Echo Show devices, and Fire tablets, which is prodigious news for smart homes divided. It has modernized its Alexa ability to incorporate its newest cameras, after Amazon’s declaration earlier week that third-party cameras may use its new package and person proclamation capabilities on Echo smart speakers.
The Google Nest Alexa skill proposals the aptitude to monitor a live stream from the Google Nest Cam (indoor/outdoor, battery), Google Nest Cam (indoor, wired), Nest Cam with floodlight on Echo speakers, also motion announcements. Google’s Nest Doorbell integration now includes doorbell press notifications and two-way communication (battery).
This is in addition to the existing capability for live views from older Nest Cams, the Nest Doorbell (wired), and Nest Cam IQs (outdoor/indoor) which were previously known as Nest Hello. According to Amazon, the new human detection announcement capability will come to the new cameras at some point, but package detection announcements are not currently planned.
Users can now stream all of their own Echo Show to a Nest camera and view a live feed of the newer models on a Fire tablet or Fire TV. Users can also get motion notifications on their own smart displays, and Echo speakers and use an Echo Show to see and chat with guests at the Nest Doorbell.
Operators can get doorbell push notifications and two-way conversation on the Nest Doorbell, allowing them to use an Echo Show as an intercom for their doorbell. Of course, if operators have a Google Nest display or a Ring Doorbell with an Echo Show device, operators have been able to do this for a time. If the doorbell is pressed, both of these systems can instantly bring up the footage on the operator’s smart display. For the cross-platform integration, this does not appear to be the case.
“Alexa, show the [camera name] stream” and “Alexa, answer the front door” are two of the new skill’s voice commands. The talent also includes prior Google Nest skills that allowed users to operate their Nest Thermostats (all models) and older Nest cameras. The skill will only work if the user has switched the user’s Nest account to a Google Account if the user has older Nest devices.
All of this smart home harmony is encouraging, and it’s likely a forerunner to the upcoming smart home standard matter, which has the potential to bring all of our devices together so that users can control anything with any voice assistant or app user want. While cameras were not included in the first revision of the Matter specification, it’s encouraging to see that everyone is still getting along.