Google Nest cameras and doorbells now compatible Amazon Alexa

No, it's not April 1st, and Google has published information about Alexa. The Mountain View giant indeed announced yesterday a new Google Nest skill allowing voice assistant users toAmazon to use the latest Nest cameras and doorbells. Excellent news for consumers, here are all the details.

Google announces a new Nest skill for Alexa

A few months after the Nest Cam news release and the Nest Doorbell, Google announced yesterday on its community the update of its Google Nest skills for Alexa to provide support for the latest models. An initiative eagerly awaited by users of the assistantAmazon who will finally be able to take full advantage of all Nest connected objects with their devices Amazon Echo.

Indeed, it will now be possible to display the streams of the cameras Nest Cam (outdoor or indoor, battery-powered or wired), Nest Cam with Projector et Nest doorbell (battery) on all Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire Tablet devices. With the Nest Doorbell (battery) you will also be able to engage in a two-way conversation with your visitors via any compatible device Alexa (Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire HD).

Even better, the Nest Cams will support announcements, including motion detection, and the Nest Doorbell can use your speakers as a chime. In short, they will offer compatibility as wide as that of the products Amazon and become de facto serious competitors to the Ring and Blink.

How to configure the Google Nest skill for Alexa ?

To use your Google Nest products with Alexa, nothing could be simpler, you just need to:

  1. Set up your device in the Google Home app;

    Go to the + at the top left > Configure a device > New device
  2. Enable the Google Nest skill in your app Alexa ;

    Go to More at the bottom right > Skills and games > Search Google Nest
  3. Run a discovery of your new Google Nest device.« Alexa, detects my new devices »
Your camera or doorbell Google Nest now works with Alexa. You can now use voice commands like « Alexa, speak at the front door”. Most settings will be done in the app Google Home, but you find a number of features in theapplication Alexa with, in particular, the possibility of create routines motion detection. You can also continue to use Google Assistant.
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The Google Nest range available on Amazon

If it were already possible to obtain devices of the brand on Amazon.fr, the offer is enriched with the arrival of the latest Nest cameras and doorbells. The e-commerce giant was quick to specify the compatibility of its competitor's products with Alexa, proof that agreements had to be made between the two companies.

It remains to be seen whether Amazon will follow in Google's footsteps and, as announced a few years ago, will allow users of the Google Home ecosystem to use products from its Ring or Blink brands. A reciprocal that would be more than welcome as we eagerly await the publication of the Matter home automation standard postponed at the beginning of the year2022 autumn and which should finally unify the universe of the connected home.

Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.