Google just filed a ad bomb for Google Nest customers. Starting today, the company is launching a new Alexa skill that allows new Nest cameras and doorbells to live stream directly to Fire TVs, echo showsand tablets of fire.
With this update, Google primarily targets its Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell devices launched in 2021. These devices include the Nest Camera (exterior or interior, battery), Nest Camera (indoor, wired), Nest Cam with Projectorand Nest Doorbell (battery).
So how does it work? It’s simple. Nest users can say, “Alexa, show my [camera name]”, and a live stream will automatically appear on any supported Alexa device with a display. Again, this applies to products such as Fire TVs, Echo Shows, and Fire tablets.
Of course, users will need to set up this new feature through the Google Home app and enable the Google Nest Skill in the Alexa mobile app. Google offers step-by-step instructions here on his announcement page.
As a bonus, Nest Doorbell camera users also have the ability to communicate two-way with visitors via Alexa-enabled devices.
Additionally, Google says Alexa will soon be able to announce when your Nest Cam or Nest Doorbell detects someone at the front door. Unfortunately, this feature is not available in the latest update, but the company says it will be available soon.
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