The smart home ecosystem is getting a little more integrated: Google has just updated its Amazon Alexa Skill to work on its latest Nest cameras. So if you already own a variety of Nest and Alexa devices, they’ll work together more seamlessly in the future. Now, you can stream live feeds from your Nest cameras, doorbells, and other devices to anything from your Amazon Fire TV to any Echo device. Amazon made a similar move to open up its own smart home ecosystem last month, announcing that its doorbells and security cameras would work with Google Nest, Ring, Abode and other third-party devices. Amazon’s Ring Doorbell already works with and.
Some other integrations between Nest and Alexa have been around for a while. For example, if you have a Google Nest thermostat, you can tell Alexa to leave your house. Older Nest cameras and doorbells also had limited Alexa capabilities, but the new skill allows for even more cross-platform integration. According to a recent Google Nest blog post, the updated skill means Alexa will now support streaming from Nest Cam with Floodlight, as well as battery-powered models of Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell to Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire Tablets. .
If you have a Nest Doorbell, you can also talk to people through your door with any of your Alexa devices (like Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet). Eventually, Alexa will also be able to announce when a Nest Cam or Nest Doorbell detects a person at your front door.
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