What you need to know
- Netflix is rolling out to all Google Nest branded smart displays from today.
- You'll be able to control the service with your voice and the Nest Hub's quick gestures.
- Google's Nest Hub already supports other streaming services like Hulu and Starz.
From today onwards, Google is bringing Netflix to Nest branded smart displays globally, allowing users to sign-in and stream their favorite shows with little hassle.
Once you've linked your Netflix account through the Google Home app (assuming you're in a supported country), you'll be able to hit the ground running with commands like "Hey Google, play Queer Eye" or "Hey Google, open Netflix." The Nest Hub Max's quick gestures mean that you won't need to touch the display while cooking (or washing the dishes.)
Google's Nest Hub already streams from a variety of streaming services including Hulu and HBO Now, it's just that Netflix is one that many people really want — and Google's finally delivering that.
The update is available from today on the Nest Hub and the Nest Hub Max.
Google Nest Hub Max
If you're going to end up streaming through a smart display, you may as well go big or go home. The Nest Hub Max comes with a great speaker, a roomy display, and quick gestures that make Netflixing in the kitchen less messy than it should be.
These Hubs are Cast devices, so you can literally watch anything from any app that has a cast button – as I have been doing in my kitchen ever since I got one. Being able to call up Netflix natively is nice I guess, but it’s not revolutionary. Cast is Google’s true killer feature on the Hubs. Amazon Echo Shows seem so worthless comparatively because there is no Cast.
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