Apparently, I cannot use the Google Home app to stream the video for my Wyze cam, I have to use the wise app itself, which is inconvenient enough for me to return the product.
Nobody wants to have to switch between multiple apps for multiple products in order to manage them, they should all work within the Google Home app itself. This is definitely enough for me to return the product and try something from a competitor. This is quite literally the only Google Home equipped piece of hardware that I cannot manage directly from the Google Home app itself.
Is there a setting or a firmware upgrade that would allow this product to work as I would prefer to have it work?
Welcome to the Wyze community @mikegaudiello! No cameras can be streamed from the Google Home or Alexa app.
You’ll need to use the Wyze app. The Wyze app has more control of the camera(s) and I don’t think Google will change this.
I believe@WyzeJasonJ was referring to the Google Nest Hub and you were asking about the app. I could be wrong though.
It’s not a deal breaker for, but I NEED wyze to take advantage of the new APIs google/nest released this year allowing better integration like Nest with Google so things like viewing In the google home app are possible and a lot of other stuff. Probably once they fix the nest hub issue they’ll use the new API’s / Tools that allow all the nest features for other products.
It’s extremely poor UX to have these cams listed as GH compatible, and have them SHOW in the GH app, to have the app tell you that you can’t actually view the video. I have a multitude of GH compatible items. They can all be controlled with one app. This should be no different.
Again, poor UX and advertising. “Works With Google” means that a customer not well-versed in the intricacies of said program thinks that it works with a multitude of Google Home services, including the GH app. The bottom line is that these items do not meet my needs.