Do Eufy Cameras Work with Google Home?
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EufyCams are premium, smart home security cameras that rely on local storage rather than sending your visual data to a cloud, which is always vulnerable to privacy violations. Most people who own EufyCams don’t use them to their full potential, especially when it comes to virtual assistants such as Google. With that said, you may be wondering if Eufy Cameras work with Google Home.
Google Home and the Google Assistant do work with compatible EufyCams, and while it isn’t the full level of integration you might think, you can use Google Assistant to make your EufyCam usage a little easier and more convenient.
Of course, using Google Assistant sort of defeats the purpose of avoiding cloud-based services to keep your information private. While Google Assistant is a powerful and convenient virtual assistant, Google has never been known for its rigorous privacy standards. It’s something that you might want to keep in mind when integrating the two. Read on to learn more about using Eufy Cameras with Google Home.
Are All EufyCams Compatible with Google Assistant?
The vast majority of EufyCams are compatible with Google Assistant, and they function just as well with it as they will with other virtual assistants, such as Alexa.
Here is a list of EufyCams that are compatible with Google Assistant, so you can make sure you have the right device:
- EufyCam Series: Includes all of the Pro, 2, and E models
- Eufy SoloCams: All SoloCam models, Solo E20, E40, L20, L40, and S40
- Eufy Wired Doorbells: 2k Wired Doorbell, 2k Pro Wired Doorbell, 1080p wired doorbell
- Eufy Battery Doorbells: All Eufy Battery Doorbells are compatible
- Eufy Floodlight Cameras: Floodlight Cam 1080p, Floodlight Cam 2K, Floodlight Cam E 2K, Floodlight Cam 2 Pro
- Eufy Wired Cams: Including theIndoor Cam 2K, and Indoor Cam 1080p
That covers almost the entire range of available EufyCams, with a few exceptions. If you own several EufyCams, odds are good that you will have some level of compatibility with Google Assistant.
How to Connect EufyCams with Google Home
To use Google Home and the Google Assistant with your EufyCams, you’re going to need the Google Assistant app for either iOS or Android. You should also have—although it’s not mandatory—a Google Nest Speaker or a speaker that prioritizes Google Assistant as one of its features.
Obviously, you’ll need a EufyCam, along with a strong WiFi signal. Keep in mind the Google Assistant sync with EufyCams does not include streaming from your cam in the Google Home App.
Once you have everything in order, ensure that your EufyCams have a strong signal, your WiFi router is up to the task, and you have the Google Home App open in front of you.
- Select the Portrait Icon at the top, right-hand corner of the screen.
- Select Google Assistant Settings.
- At the top, left-hand corner, select Add a Device.
- Select Link a Device.
- The app will search for devices.
- Once it finds your camera, select it and enter your Eufy information.
- Enter your Google PIN Code.
- Once the EufyCam sync up is complete, return to the Homepage.
- Select the Rooms for your EufyCam location.
Once you have your Eufy account settings set up within the Google Home App, adding new Eufy devices in the future will be much easier, and you won’t have to go through the entire length of the setup again.
As you reach the “Rooms” portion of the setup process, you will be able to name the room in which your EufyCam is located. This will make it simpler to tell Google Assistant to turn your EufyCam on or off by referring to the name you choose to give the room.
Next, you’ll want to name your EufyCam by opening the EufyCam Security app (Android or iOS).
- Open the app and select the camera screen you want to name (tap the three dots on the right).
- Select the Gear icon.
- Select General.
- Select Name.
- Type in the name.
Now you can refer to your camera by name after you’ve linked your Google Home and EufyCam Security apps.
Using Google Home with the EufyCam
You can view your EufyCam’s live stream within the Google Home app or on your TV by using voice commands with your Google Assistant. However, if your camera detects motion, you can’t view that clip on Google Home (as mentioned above).
You will have to open your Eufy Security App to access notification feeds. The Google Home app is still useful for jumping on the live stream whenever you get a notification, to see who is at the door, or to monitor your kids playing outside from time to time.
To view the live stream in your Google Home App or on a compatible TV, simply say, “Ok Google, show me (insert EufyCam name here).” Google Home will bring up the live stream on your smartphone or on your TV and it’s a relatively quick process.
You can also use Google Assistant to unlock Eufy locks and turn the floodlights on and off on your floodlight cams. Despite some limitations, you still get quite a bit with a Google Assistant and EufyCam integration.
EufyCams are always adding new features, and they will expand their compatibility with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Cortana, and others in the future. As of right now, however, there are still plenty of uses with the EufyCam and Google Assistant.