How to stream security camera footage to a Google Smart Display

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Stream your camera to your Google display
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You may be used to viewing footage on your smart security camera on your phone, but it's also possible to bring up a direct stream on your Google smart display.

Whether you own the Nest Hub Max or one of the spin-off displays, asking the Google Assistant to show you a live feed is both quick and easy.

More reading: Things to ask Google Home

In this guide, we'll walk you through what you need in order to turn this trick into reality in your smart home - read on for all you need to know.

Streaming camera footage to a Google display: Compatible cameras

This should go without saying, but you will need to set up your smart security camera up in the Google Home app before it can magically stream to your smart display. However, let's make sure you're not falling at the first hurdle here - check out the list of companies with compatible cameras first.

  • Arlo
  • Atomi Smart
  • Geeni
  • Homee Smart Home
  • Mydlink Smart
  • Ioe Smart
  • iView iHome
  • KAFO Smart
  • Logi Circle
  • MCL DOMO
  • Momentum Smart Home
  • Nest
  • Netatmo
  • Panasonic HomeHawk
  • Q-See Plus
  • Smart K
  • Swann Smart Security Camera
  • TP-Link Kasa
  • Tuya Smart, Smart Life
  • Zmodo
  • SpotCam

How to stream camera footage to a Google smart display

Providing you've set up both the smart display and the security camera through the Google Home app, you should be in a position to immediately begin streaming a live feed. The beauty of these devices living under the same ecosystem is that there's no additional steps required.

However, if you are struggling - read our guide on how to set up devices with the Google Home app.

If you've got everything set up, try one of these commands and you should be on your way to receiving a live feed of your smart camera on your display.

  • "Hey Google, show [camera name]."
  • "OK Google, what's on [camera name]?"
  • "Hey Google, can you play [camera name] on [display name]?"
  • "OK Google, stop."


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