Google is finally starting to add support for older Nest Cams to the Google Home app, starting with 2015’s first-generation Nest Cam Indoor, according to a Google post on Thursday.
Support is available in the public preview of the Google Home app and you can find instructions on how to participate in that program. on the Google website. But it may take a while before you can use your Nest Cam Indoor with the app. “Once you’re in preview, you’ll see a message in the Public Preview version of the Home app when you can transfer your camera (it may take a couple of weeks as we slowly add more Nest Cam Indoor users). each week) and walk you through the process.” Google says in its post about the update. “All eligible Nest Cam Indoor users will also receive an email once all-user access has been rolled out.”
Google released a revised version of the Home app at Google I/O in May. At the time, Anish Kattukaran, product manager for Google Home, reiterated the company plans to add support for legacy Nest cameras to the app. However, Kattukaran said the move would start with the first-gen Nest Cam Indoor in July, so the company is a bit behind on its own deadline. The first generation Nest Cam Outdoor is set up to be compatible with the Home app below.
If you don’t like the experience of using your Nest Cam Indoor with the Home app, you can transfer the camera back to the Nest app. The Nest app will remain available, at least for now; In its post on Thursday, the company said that there are “no changes to the Nest app today” and that “you can continue to use the app as you do now.”