Google Assistant allows you to control your Wyze Cam across multiple device types. This includes voice-activated speakers (Google Home Mini, Google Smart Home Hub) Android phones, iPhones, in cars with Android Auto, Android TV, and other third-party Assistant built-in hardware.
You can also stream your Wyze Cams through your Google Home Hub, Smart device with built-in Chromecast, or even a standard screen with a Chromecast dongle.
This gives you a lot of control and integration with your Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan.
What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is the cloud-based voice service from Google. It's connected to the Google Home app, allowing you to easily and quickly manage all of your smart home devices. Interacting with your Wyze Cam through Google Assistant is as simple as asking a question. Just ask and Google Assistant will respond instantly.
How to use Wyze Cams with Google Assistant
We offer the ability to integrate your Wyze Cams with Google Assistant’s voice controls. Once set up, you can tell your Google Assistant to show live stream video from your camera on your any Chromecast-enabled device. The Wyze integration with Google Assistant is currently only available in the USA.
What data does Google Assistant have access to?
Using Wyze with Google Assistant will give Google access to your camera name and the live stream video that is displayed on the screen of the Google Assistant device. The page used to authorize the Wyze integration is owned by Wyze, meaning that your password and account information is not shared with Google. The Event Videos triggered by motion or sound detection are stored on the Amazon AWS cloud and are only viewable through the Wyze app.
How to connect Google Assistant to your camera:
- Set up your camera with your Wyze app and name your camera
- Update your camera’s firmware to the latest version (188.8.131.52+ for Wyze Cam v2 and 184.108.40.206+ for Wyze Cam Pan). To do so, access your camera’s live stream from the Wyze app, tap the icon in the top right to access the Camera Settings > Device Info > Update firmware
- Download and configure the Home app by Google
- Launch the Home app
- Tap Add
- Tap Set up device
- Tap Works with Google
- Find the Wyze Home listing and log in with your Wyze account
- Google Assistant will automatically sync a list of the devices from your Wyze account
- Click here for more information about setting up Google Assistant with a Wyze Cam
How to use commands:
Once your Wyze account is connected to Google Assistant, you can use the following voice commands to view and hide the camera’s live stream.
Say any of the following to view your camera’s live stream:
- “OK Google, show me [camera name] on [casting device name]”
- “OK Google, show my [camera name] on [casting device name]”
- “OK Google, show the [camera name] on [casting device name]”
- “OK Google, show [camera name] on [casting device name]”
Say the following to stop viewing your camera’s live stream:
- “OK Google, stop”
Say the following to determine the state of your camera:
- "OK Google, is [camera name] on?"
Say the following to turn on your camera:
- "OK Google, turn on [camera name]"
- The Wyze integration only works with Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan.
- The Wyze integration only works on Google Nest Home Hub, or Chromecast-enabled devices. The skill won’t work on any devices that don’t have video capabilities, such as the Google Home Mini.
- The Wyze integration works with all cameras that are connected to your Wyze account, including cameras shared by other Wyze users.
- The Wyze integration does not support 2-Way Audio or pan/tilt/zoom capabilities at this time.
- The camera’s live stream will be displayed on your device for 10 minutes before it automatically stops. To continue streaming, repeat the voice command.
- Assign your camera an easily pronounceable name, such as “Garage” or “Living Room.”
- If your camera is turned off, Google Assistant won’t be able to access the live stream. You’ll need to open the Wyze app on your phone and turn on your camera before giving a voice command to Google Assistant.
- The technology we're currently using has high latency. We're looking to change to a near real-time solution in the future for our Google Assistant integration, but this will require overhauling the infrastructure that the Wyze Cam is using.