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When the doorbell rings or the nursery makes a noise, you are sitting on the couch watching the latest episode of Bluey with your kids. If you have a Chromecast connected to your TV and you want to see a live feed of your doorbell or security camera, you can just ask for it to be shown on the TV.

Any compatible security camera can be used to stream live onto the big screen. As of last month, you can stream the newer ones if you have a Chromecast. Here is a list of the cameras that you can use.

Only works with a device that connects to the internet.

It is easy to stream a live feed on your TV once you have your cameras and gadgets up and running. Make sure you have the same wi-fi network for your device. You should be good to go if you first set them up using the home app. Follow the steps that were mentioned.

All Nest security cameras can now stream to a TV with Google’s Chromecast with Google TV.
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Link your TV with Chromecast to the Google Home app

You need to make sure you have the same account for your phone and tablets.

  • Open the Home app on your smartphone.
  • Find the tile for your Chromecast — it will be under the room you placed it in during setup.
  • Touch and hold the tile.
  • Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner.
  • Tap Recognition & Sharing.
  • If your device is not linked, you will see a banner at the top of the page that says Enable voice control and more.
  • Tap it and follow the steps to link your Chromecast with your Google Home.
  • If your device is already linked, the banner will not be there and your email address should appear under Linked account(s), indicating your TV is already linked.


How to stream your video doorbell camera to your smart display

See who is at your front door on your TV using a Nest Doorbell and a Chromecast with Google TV.
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View your video doorbell or security camera on your TV

You can use your voice to see a live feed from any compatible security camera or video doorbell on your TV.

  • Say “OK, Google” or “hey, Google,” followed by “show [camera name] on [TV or Chromecast device name]” to a Nest smart speaker or display or Google Assistant on your smartphone or tablet.
  • If you have a Chromecast with Google TV, hold down the Assistant button on the voice remote and say the “OK, Google” or “hey, Google” wake phrase, followed by “show [camera name].”
  • To stop the feed, say “stop [TV or Chromecast device name]” or press the Home button on the Chromecast with Google TV voice remote.