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How To Add Nest Cam To Google Home

Last Updated Nov 30, 2021
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Your Google Home can handle a lot of things for you. From automating your living room lights to feeding you information from your thermostat, this virtual assistant can help you handle your smart home gadgets in a less stressful way. 

Google home can also sync with your Nest devices, and that includes all the Nest Cam devices in your home. You can give commands through Google Home to activate at a certain time to catch a certain activity on video. Either way, adding the Nest cam to your Google home would improve its efficiency. In this article, we would be looking at how you can add your Nest Cam to your Google home. 

How Do I Add a Nest To Google Home?

Connecting your Nest Cam, and your Google home can create an ecosystem of guaranteed security that can be customized the way you want it to be. 

To add your Nest Cam to your Google home, start by taking two simple steps.

1. Download The App That Fits Your Nest Device

According to the model of the Nest cam you purchased, you can either use the Nest App or the Google Home App. You can get these apps from the Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Compatible Nest Cams with Nest Apps

The nest app would work for these cameras:

  • Nest Cam Indoor and Outdoor
  • Nest Cam IQ indoor and Outdoor
  • Nest DropCam (All Models)

Now let’s take a look at what cameras Google Home works for.

Compatible Nest Cams with Google Home Apps

The Google Home App would work for these cameras:

  • Nest Cam (Battery)
  • Nest Cam (Wired)
  • Nest Cam with Floodlights

Now, let’s take a look at the next step.

2. Add Your Nest Cam Using a QR code

You can do this by following the instructions that match the app your Nest Cam is using. 

Adding your Nest Cam Via the Nest App

Using the Nest App:

  • Open your Nest App, and sign up for an account.
  • Go to the app’s Home Screen, and click on settings.
  • Select “add product”.
  • You have the option of scanning the QR code at the back of your camera or you can continue without scanning to input the code located at the top of the QR code.
  • Finish up with the rest of the installation.
  • After setting up, add your Nest Cam to the home section in your home app.

If you would like to learn more about the Nest cam, take a look at this article. Now, let’s take a look at the home app.

Adding your Nest Cam Via the Home App

Using the Home App:

  • Open your Home App, and sign in using your Google account.
  • This will take you to the Home Screen where you need to tap on “add device”.
  • Select “set up device”, and tap on “new device”
  • Select the home you want to add your Nest Cam to or if you want to create a new home, you can select “add new home”, and click “Next”.
  • When a prompt message shows up on the screen, select the model of camera you want to connect to your home.
  • Use the phone or tablet’s camera to scan the QR code. You can also click “continue without scanning”, and instead of using a QR code, you would rather need to enter the setup code. 
  • Finish the rest of the installation, and when you go back home in the Home app, you will find your Nest Cam there.

If you don’t Find your Nest Cam in the Google Home app, select “Home control”. This will take you to a menu showing all the devices connected. Look for the Nest icon, and select it. This will take you to a permission page where you can allow Google to find your Nest Cam.

How Do I Turn On My Nest Camera On Google Home?

The reason most users add their Nest cam to Google Home is to have total control of the Nest that came at the tip of their fingers. This includes switching the device off, and on any time they want to. The Google Home gives users the ability to operate their Nest Cam from any part of the world.

To turn on your Nest Cam using Google Home, you need to follow these simple steps.

Turn On your Nest Cam Via the Nest App

Using the Nest App:

  • Go to Home Screen, and select your Device.
  • Tap on “settings”.
  • Toggle the switch from on to off. 

Now, let’s look at the home app.

Turn On your Nest Cam Via the Home App

Using the Home App:

  • Go to the Home Screen, and select the camera of your choice. 
  • This would open a live stream, and on the screen, tap “more options”
  • You can choose to select either “turn off camera” or “turn on the camera”.

Turning off your camera using your Home App or Nest App would make your Nest cam not detect sound, motion, or stream a live video. 

How Do I Find The Nest Cam On Google Hub?

Nest Cams work in conjunction with other Nest products such as the Google Nest Hub. The Google Home Hub is Google’s official device which you can use to link, and manage other smart devices.

To find the Nest Cam on Google hub, you need to connect your Nest Cam to your Google home hub through the Home App. Once this is done, you can find, and pull out live footage from your Nest Cam using Google Hub. 

You can check the steps on how to connect your Nest Cam to your Google Home App above. All you just have to do is to follow these steps using your Google Hub.


Adding your Best Cam to Google home can help you manage your device better. This feature is available to all Best Cam products although some may follow another step entirely to complete the setup. You can access your camera, and other smart devices when you are away from the house using just your google home app.

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