Nest Cam events will soon show up in your Google Home feed

Nest Cam
Nest Cam (Image credit: Russell Holly / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • The latest version of the Google Home app on iOS revealed that you'll soon be able to view your Nest Cam events in the feed.
  • It also highlights improved support for lights when using the Lights quick action.
  • The release notes come from version 2.19 of the Google Home app for iOS devices, Android devices are currently using the 2.18 version of the app.

Google announced back in 2019 that you'd be able to see events from your Nest Cam in the feed of the Home app. Thanks to the release notes from the latest iOS version of the app, we are learning that the feature is coming very soon.

According to the "What's New" section of the 2.19 update for Google Home on the App Store, you'll be able to see Nest Cam events in your Home feed within the next two weeks.

Over the next two weeks we'll be rolling out the following features:Improved support for quickly turning your lights on and off from the Lights quick action.The Feed tab highlights important activity from supported devices for you and other home members. Now you can see Nest Cam events in the Home feed.

Unfortunately for Android users, the latest version of the Google Home app is currently 2.18. Hopefully, we'll see version 2.19 come our way soon with the same features. However, Google does have a history of rolling out features to iOS users first, with Android users sometimes waiting months to catch up.

Along with Nest Cam events in your Home feed, Google has also added better support for quickly turning your lights on and off with the Lights quick action. Currently, you can tap on the "on" or "off" button in the app to quickly access the smart lights in your home. It's unclear what improvements are being made in this update, though.

Jason England
  • I updated my Google Home app today on my Galaxy Note9 and I got the events on the right tab. It's actually easier to see recent events over the nest app.
  • I have it too. Also noticed filters for items that are coming with the New Nest Aware service like package delivery notifications and smoke alarm monitoring from speakers