Google Home update makes it easier to view Nest camera images


An update is rolling out to the Google Home app that should make it faster for users to jump between events captured by Nest devices. New ‘Transport Controls’, as Google calls them, include buttons for play/pause, back and forward. The feature works with images from the wired and wireless versions of Nest Cam, the battery-powered Nest Doorbell, and Nest Cam with Floodlight.

Until now, as 9to5 Google notes, users had to scroll through the timeline or go to the Full History tab to get to all the events. While it may now be faster to move from one event to the next compared to the Nest app, home users don’t have the granular control over the forward and back buttons of the older app, which can hold the playhead for 15 seconds at a time. in both directions.

Navigation through the Nest recording history in the Google Home app seems to be a problem for many Nest users. As such, improving that experience is a welcome move. Users have been able to view Nest activity in the Google Home Feed tab since March 2020, so the change seems overdue.

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