On the Echo Show and Fire TV, you can see footage from your Nest cameras.
Google has upgraded its Amazon Alexa Skill to operate with its newest Nest cameras, making the smart home ecosystem a bit more connected. If you already have a range of Nest and Alexa devices, they’ll operate better together in the future. From your Amazon Fire TV to any Echo device, you can now broadcast live feeds from your Nest cameras, doorbells, and other devices.
Amazon made a similar gesture to open up its own smart home ecosystem last month when it announced 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 Google Home and Apple Homekit
A few more Nest and Alexa connections have been available for a time. If you have a Google Nest thermostat, for example, you may ask Alexa to adjust the temperature in your house. Alexa capabilities were restricted on older Nest cameras and doorbells, but the new skill allows for considerably more cross-platform cooperation.
According to a recent post on Google Nest’s blog, the updated skill means Alexa will now support streaming from the Nest Cam with Floodlight, as well as the battery-powered models of Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell to the Echo Show, Fire TV or Fire Tablets.
You may also use any of your Alexa devices to talk to visitors via your door if you have a Nest Doorbell (such as the Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire Tablet). Alexa will eventually be able to alert you when a Nest Cam or Nest Doorbell senses a visitor at your front door.