Watching and monitoring your cameras no longer has to be in a particular location with desktops. Now, you can observe your home and its surroundings from your phone or smart device. In this post, you will learn how to connect Nest to Alexa.
Set both your devices up
Before connecting both devices, we must first ensure that they are set up and working individually. The Nest Camera and the Amazon Alexa devices should both be connected to the same Wi-Fi, allowing them to communicate.
Nest Camera set up
Before connecting Nest and Alexa, make sure your Nest is functioning correctly and is connected to your home or personal Wi-Fi.
Here are the steps to set up your Nest Camera:
- Download the “Nest” app from the Google Play store or the App Store
- Open and register for a Nest account.
- Once you are signed in, add your Nest camera by using the plus sign and scanning the camera’s QR code. You can also input the serial number if you need to so.
- Make sure you name your camera depending on the location it will be in, such as kitchen, living room, or background. This makes it easier, later on, to organize and ask Alexa to work on it.
- Plugin your camera into its power source, and it should blink blue.
- Lastly, check your Nest app and select the network you want to connect the Nest camera to.
Once you are done with the steps above, use the video footage of the Nest camera to set up the correct angle and cover as much space as you would like in the set room.
Alexa set up
To set up your Nest to Alexa to be able to control it via voice.
- Download the “Alexa” app through the App store
- Once you open and log in to your Amazon account
- You should open the menu and select the “skills” option on the homepage.
- Type in “Nest” and enable the use. This will connect your Alexa and your Nest together. You will then be asked to sign in to your Nest Account.
- Select your camera, and you are all set up.
Checking that they are connected
To guarantee you followed all the proper steps, ask your Amazon Alexa the following: “Alexa show me the backyard camera.” Or “Alexa, display backyard camera.”
You should replace “backyard” with the name of your cameras, such as kitchen, dining room, or camera 3. Name the cameras as you wish in the Nest app.
Remember! You can only do this in an Alexa Show as it is the only Amazon Alexa device with a screen. Echo dots and flex cannot show images or videos; therefore, you cannot ask them to display your camera.
Overall, you can connect your Alexa to your Nest to make your experience that much better and accessible. The integration between the two is fantastic and allows you to be more mobile while you do other things around the house; Alexa can show you the cameras.