Google Nest Hubs get Netflix streaming and Google Cast features

Netflix and YouTube gives Nest Hubs the content crown

Google Nest Hubs get Netflix streaming
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Nest Hub devices are getting Netflix streaming capabilities, so you can catch up with your favorite shows.

If you’ve had a hankering to catch up with some Bojack Horseman [insert more current Netflix fad show here] from your smart display – this is great news for you.

You just need to link accounts in the app, and then you can say “Hey Google, open Netflix” to start watching.

As a reminder the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max are the company’s smart speakers with a built-in display. Formerly known as Google Home, the Nest Hub goes head-to-head with Amazon’s Echo Show range, which has access to Amazon Prime Video but no Netflix or YouTube capabilities.

That puts Google Nest Hub at a serious advantage as entertainment devices.

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And Google has added some neat tricks. There are gesture controls for the camera-toting Nest Home Max so you can hold your hand up to pause playback.

Whether you want to watch Netflix on these devices is another matter.

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The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen which is pretty small for entertainment, but we could see it being useful for some Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown while you’re cooking. The 7-inch Nest Hub might be too small for that – but who are we to judge.

However, you can use Google Cast to start playing on your TV.

Check out our guides on how to watch 4K Netflix and YouTube on Echo Show.

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