Smartphones have always been where you watch video streams from your Nest Cam. It is easier to watch on the phone than TV, and because you get notifications on your smartphone about happenings in your home, it becomes logical. But what happens when you have a long stream to watch? Wouldn’t it be fun and more relaxing watching on your TV? So, how do you get Nest Cam on TV?
Getting Nest Cam on TV requires some settings, which will depend on the device you have. The Nest app for smart TV allows you to watch videos from your Nest Cam. However, on some other devices, it might take a more complicated process.
Getting your Nest Cam on TV allows you to watch camera video history for as long as you want. Detailed in this article are steps on how you can get your Nest Cam on TV.
You can watch your Nest Camera on your TV depending on the type of device you have. If you have an Android TV or Apple TV, below are guides on how you can watch your Nest Cam on TV.
Different from the Nest app on android smartphones, there is a Nest app for Android TV. This is installed on the Android TV box. NVIDIA Shield Streaming Media Player is one of the best Android TV boxes in the market and it does the work for you.
A detailed guide on how to install the Nest app for Android TV and watch your Nest Cam on your TV can be found here.
If your Apple TV is 4th Gen and above, the Nest app has a live video feature that won’t work on lower models. Similar to Android TV, download the Nest app on your TV.
Aside from the video viewing functionality on Apple TV Nest app, which isn’t available on Android TV, you can also turn on and off cameras and the microphone. Details on installation can be found here.
You can get Nest Cam on your smart TV using Google Chromecast. Sadly, this is only available on Android tablets and phones. Although you can download the app on iPhones or iPads, the casting function which enables you to watch your Nest Cam on your smart TV isn’t available on the iOS operating system.
Chromecast will display your phone or tablet’s content on any device the Chromecast dongle is connected to.
Below are steps on how to get Nest app on your smart TV:
You receive a notification that confirms the steps, and once this is done, what is displayed on your phone is also displayed on your TV. To get full screen on your smart TV, turn your device into landscape.
To continue watching your Nest Cam on your TV, then you have to keep the Nest app active on your phone because whatever is shown on your phone is what is displayed on the TV.
If you’d like to learn more about Nest, look at this article.
To play the Nest video on your TV,
When this is done, the home screen shows your cameras. Cameras are arranged in alphabetical order if you have more than one camera.
On the remote, press left or right to cycle through all your cameras. Also, use the remote to select a camera and view the video on full screen.
To watch your security cameras on TV, you will need the following;
Now, let’s look at how to watch your security camera on a smart TV.
You can watch your security cameras on your smart TV by taking the following steps:
For a more comprehensive guide, click here.
Now you know how to get Nest cam on your TV.