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Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam

Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam
[Photo: courtesy of Nest]

Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much like you do a Google Home smart speaker, issuing spoken commands and questions that the Alexa-like Assistant service can handle on your behalf.

The new functionality might be a sign of things to come: Earlier this month, Alphabet announced that it was undoing Nest’s status as a stand-alone operating unit and merging it into Google’s hardware group. At the time, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh explained that the move was about building out a smart-home strategy “with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Assistant at the core.”

Google Assistant on Nest Cam IQ

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