Nest has introduced a pretty substantial update to its Android and iOS apps, bringing Nest Aware customers the ability to easily create, save, and share video clips straight from the Nest app. The Android app also adds support for Android TV, so you can quickly check out your Nest Cam feeds straight from your couch…
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In its blog post, Nest describes two ways that you can use the new version of the app to share video clips from your Nest Cam. (Unfortunately, you have to have a Nest Aware subscription for this feature.) You can create an “instaclip,” which automatically makes the clip based on auto detection of the action, or you can go with a custom clip that lets you pick where it begins and ends. From there, just create a link to the video or save it to your camera roll and share away!
The second big addition with this update — at least on the Android side — is support for Android TV. This lets you use your Android TV device directly to check out your Nest Cam feeds. You can easily toggle between feeds and even rewind through video history in case you think you might have missed something. Nest says Apple TV support is coming soon.
There are also a few more minor features, which you can read about in the full change log:
– Nest Cam customers with Nest Aware can create, save, and share video clips to your phone or share them with family and friends from the Nest app.– View your Nest Cam video feed in fullscreen mode without rotating your phone. Simply tap the down arrow icon below the camera window.– Now you can edit all device Notifications settings from the Home settings menu.– Have Android TV? Try the new Nest app for Android TV and view all of your Nest Cam video feeds right from your TV.