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10 Compatible Google Home Baby Monitors of 2020

"Okay Google" Voice command for baby monitors.

I have put together this list of Google Home baby monitors and Google Home Hub compatible security cameras that can be turned into baby monitors. You’ll also find how each of the baby cams can be integrated with your Google Home Hub to monitor your baby.

Before making a purchase, you should also check out Amazon’s Echo Show Baby Monitors and Apple’s Homekit baby monitors

Read below to compare our top baby monitors that will enable you to use Google Assistant and other accessories such as thermostat and speakers to enhance your baby monitoring experience.

Some Background:

In May 2018, Google approved 22 security cameras and baby monitors to integrate with Google Home Hub to make Google Home Hub baby monitors or the popularly known, ‘Google Home Baby Monitors.’

For some period, there was anticipation that Google was going to design a camera, a google camera, and integrate it with the Google Home Hub devices.

They, however, dropped the plan and announced that it would approve security cameras that are compatible or can integrate with its Google Home Hub to create the Google Home Baby Monitors, also popularly referred to as:

  • Baby Monitor Google
  • Google baby monitors.

Home Security Cameras and Baby Monitor Integration

Select home security cameras and baby monitors that can integrate easily with Google Home Hub devices and utilize apps such as Google Assistant and Google Home speakers to enable you to monitor your child, with incredible convenience. Similar to Wifi baby monitors, Google Home Baby monitors can stream to your phone or to Google Home hub tablet.

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The compatibility allows you to stream videos of your baby from the baby camera in real-time to your Google Hub devices.

Google is expected to approve more cameras such as Nanit Plus and iBaby which are currently not supported by the Google Home Hub.

The new generation Google Home Hub is only available on Google Store here.

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See the full list of Google Home Hub Baby Monitors below.

Can I Use Google Home As A Baby Monitor?

If you purchase a Google Home compatible camera, you can turn your Google Home Hub into a baby monitor. Google Assistant can now be your second nanny.

Most security cameras, indoors and outdoors, can be turned into Google Home Hub baby monitors by following the steps we’ve listed below.

google-home-hub-tablet-as-display of the baby's videos from the camera

How Google Home Hub Can Be Turned Into A Baby Monitor

Follow the following three steps to set up any baby monitor with your Google Home Hub:

  1. Purchase Google Home Hub: When you purchase Google Home Hub, you get a 7-inch touchscreen display for $129. To fully upgrade your baby monitoring experience at your smart home, you can also buy a thermostat to turn your Google Home into an accurate temperature baby monitor.
  2. Purchase Google Home Hub Compatible Camera: Once you have your smart Google home set up, you will then need to choose the best security camera or baby monitor that is compatible with Google Home Hub. Google Home compatible cameras range from$ 30 to $300. Although some security cameras are considerably cheap, I highly recommend sticking with baby monitor brands except for those cameras with Advanced Encryption Standard, AES-256 dual encryption. Read the reviews of our top picks below.
  3. The final step is to integrate your Google Home Baby Monitor/Security Camera: Follow the instructions below to connect your Google Home Hub into a baby monitor.

Google Home Now Nest?

Google bought out Nest and Google Home Hub is now called Google Nest Hub. Google Nest Hub allows you to take advantage of Google Assistant and the following devices that are also compatible with Google Home Hub:

DeviceDescription
Chromecast or Chromecast UltraA streaming device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port allowing you to stream your video from the baby monitor on the TV
Google SpeakersSpeakers that have Google Assistant installed.
Programmable/Learning thermostatSelf-programmable temperature regulator
Lifx Smart BulbsLED bulbs that change color, ideal for making night light to soothe the baby to sleep.

How to connect your camera to google home and make a google home baby monitor

  • Step 1: Set up the camera/baby monitor in the nursery: Follow the steps provided by the manufacturer of your camera/baby monitor to mount it on the baby nursery
  • Step 2. Connect your baby monitor/security camera to Google Home: When you open the google home app, verify your account and navigate to add a camera. If you’ll be streaming to your TV, link your TV using the Google Home app and Chromecast. The TV will act as the parent unit of your baby monitor.  You can also connect your compatible devices such as the tablet to be used as the parent unit.
  • Step 3: You’re all set! Use voice commands to stream your camera feed to your TV or to your compatible device.

You are good to go! You can now officially depend on Google to monitor your baby. Ok, Google! 

Our Best Google Home Baby Monitor Picks 2020

Arlo Q Monitor Google Home

Arlo Q is my favorite Google Home Hub baby monitor and I am updating this post to reflect the removal of Arlo baby monitor from this list of recommended Google Home hub devices. Google approved Arlo products to integrate with the Google Home Hub in May 2018 and with it, you can turn your Google Home Hub into a baby monitor! There are now 7 Arlo devices (6 cameras + 1 baby monitor) that integrate with Google’s smart home and we’ve gone into detail reviewing and comparing each of them here.

You should note that some models of Netgear cameras are not compatible with Google Home Hub. The green discontinued model of the Arlo baby monitor does not integrate with Google Home and a few other wireless cameras are still not supported. These are the compatible Arlo cameras compatible with Google Home Hub.

Since our initial publication of this post, we recommended the Arlo baby monitor but over time, we’ve received several complaints about Arlo baby’s functionalities especially its video latency, software and app issues. We had also been experiencing this for a while and since Arlo baby monitor is the recommended ‘baby product’ by Arlo, we kept our recommendation for some time.

In this update(Aug 2020), we are officially recommending Arlo Q, another indoor camera by Netgear that does far much better than the Arlo baby monitor in almost all functionalities it has.

Below are some comments that convinced us to stop recommending Arlo baby monitor as a Google Home Hub compatible monitor:

  • “I rarely see the video stream on my phone using the Google home app, and I could never get it to stream to my Google home hub and Android”
  • “Google Home keeps disconnecting the Arlo baby monitor camera”

Our review of over 420 reviews that mention ‘Google Home’ more than 80% are complaints of how this monitor has issues connecting with the smart home. This led us to settle on Arlo Q, another cheap alternative Google Home compatible camera that can be used as a baby monitor.

Arlo Q Features:

  • Stream live video 24/7 and watch past recordings in sharp 1080p HD resolution 
  • Free cloud storage for 7 days
  • Sends alerts whenever motion or sound is detected
  • Enhanced night vision capability

Like all other Netgear cameras, it has a cloud storage fee of $9.99 per month. This is comparatively cheaper than Nest’s storage or subscription plan of $30 per month for the same period (30 days). Read further and you’ll get to the table with the subscription plans and fees for Arlo and Nest, our best smart homes baby monitors.

Arlo Q – Indoor Camera For Google Home

Arlo Q gives you 1080p HD videos, night vision, 2-way audio, and 130 degrees field of view.

Unlike Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Q is not waterproof but is significantly cheaper. Its price is close to that of Arlo baby monitor.

While Arlo Q is designed as an indoor security camera, you can easily set it up in your baby’s nursery and follow the integration steps below and make it a Google Home baby monitor.

Pros of Arlo Q:

  • You can get continous steaming/vive Video 24/7, a feature not possible with Arlo baby monitor
  • 1080p HD Video
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Enhanced motion and sound detection
  • Advanced night vision
  • Built-in SD card storage

Cons of Arlo Q:

  • No Ethernet
  • Difficult set up for custom zones
  • Slower audio transfer speed

Arlo Baby Vs Arlo Q

Below is a detailed comparison of Arlo Baby Vs Arlo Q, the two favorite indoor cameras by Netgear that you can integrate with Google Home. As you can see from the table below, it’s obvious that Arlo baby is the best:

Arlo Baby MonitorArlo Q Wired
Relays videos of your baby to the Google Home Hub tablet or to smartphone app in 1080p HD and supports 2-way talkRelays videos of your baby to the Google Home Hub tablet or to smartphone app in 1080p HD and supports 2-way talk
The field of view can be adjusted to 130 degrees althought its default is 110 degreesIt has a has a static 130° field of view
Powered with AC plug but has a rechargeable batteries that can last for 3-6 hours.Wired and depend on AC for power.
Has specific crying alert , althought not as advanced as Lollipop'sHas sound detection alert but not specialized for any sounds.
Shorter range night vision using 940nm LED that extends up to 15 ft. Traditional monitors have this range or 13 to 16 ft.Has a longer night vision range using 840nm LED that extends for up to 25 ft. making it more ideal as a traditional camera. Most tradiational camera have longer range of up to 30 ft.
It has Smart Multi-Colored Night Light which makes the nursery excellent home for your baby at night. It allows you to allows you to choose from thousands of different colors as well as adjust the brightness and warmth for the perfect ambiance in your baby’s room.No nightlight
Using the Arlo Baby Smart Player on your smartphone, you can lull your baby to sleep with white noise, lullabies, or even talk/sing directly to your babyNo lullabies or smart-player for white noise or lulling music.
Arlo baby has air sensors which monitors your nursery’s temperature, humidity, VOCs. You'll get alerted if your baby's environment conditions are out od the ordinaryHas no environmental sensors.
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From the table above, you can clearly notice why Arlo baby is a clear winner as a baby camera as it has specific features that give it an edge as a video monitor. You can also follow these 7 steps to connect Arlo to Google Home Hub.

Aside from Arlo baby monitor, six other Arlo cameras are compatible with Google Home and can enable you to use Google Assistant to monitor your baby.

The following are other Netgear cameras that can also be integrated with Google Home but as Arlo Q above, they do not make excellent baby monitors:

Arlo Ultra 4K UHD As Baby Monitor

Arlo ultra 4K as a baby monitor using google home hub
Arlo Ultra 4K UHD

Arlo Ultra is Netgear’s latest security camera that Google Home fans can’t stop talking about because of its 4K ultra-HD resolution.

It has a field of view of up to 180 degrees which is comparatively wider than all other Netgear camera brands.

It also comes with two cameras making it ideal for monitoring twins and is compatible with Apple’s Homekit.

Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 are very similar in design and are currently among the best-selling outdoor security cameras in the market. We attribute the success of these cameras to the fact that:

  • They integrate with Alexa and Google Assistant,
  • They are water-proof because they are designed for outdoor use and
  • They are wireless
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Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2

While the two wireless models are quite similar, Arlo Pro which was released in 2017 has 720p HD, a lower resolution compared to Arlo Pro 2’s 1080p HD resolution.

Arlo Pro 2 is a wireless camera that gives you the best quality images, only comparable to those of Nest Cam.

Arlo Pro 2 sends or streams the video to the base station which is then compressed and sent to the cloud. Despite the compression, you still get a very sharp image – comparable to POE cameras that are wired. With no wires, you eliminate the risk of strangulation.

The wire-free cameras of Arlo, specifically these two models; VMS3x30, and VMC3030 are not currently supported.

Bottom Line: Arlo baby monitor and Arlo Q are the most-affordable Google Home Hub compatible brands of Netgear with minor differences including the power source options. Arlo Q is powered by AC while Arlo baby can be powered by both the batteries and AC power. See full comparison here.

Integration of Arlo with Google Home Hub

With this integration, you can get to use other Google Home features such as the Google Assistant and Google Homes speakers.

The way you would engage Google Assistant for any other task, you can now say a command and Google Home Hub can cast Arlo camera feed on your Chromecast devices such as NVIDIA, Shield TV, and any other Android or iOS devices. You just tell google assistant; “Ok, Google, Show…” followed by where you want the camera to focus on.

One of the biggest advantages of using Google Home Hub as a baby monitor is that it allows you to tap into such as Google Speakers, Google Assistant, Thermostat and several other home security appliances.

Arlo Cloud Storage Fees:

Before we go into the section describing how to connect Arlo to your Google Home Hub, have a look at the table below showing Arlo’s storage fees. Arlo’s subscription rates are relatively cheaper compared to our next best Google Home monitor, the Nest Cam Indoor but are still more expensive compared to Ring’s subscription.

Below are the storage/subscription fees of the different Arlo storage plans; Arlo Smart Basic, Arlo Smart Premier, and Arlo Smart Elite. The table below shows the rates of the three plans:

Arlo baby monitor storage fees

With Arlo Pro 2, it takes Google Assistant about 5 to 6 seconds to switch from one camera to another.

For example, if you wanted it to show the camera feed in the baby’s room, it takes a few seconds. See the video below:

Arlo uses 2.4 GHz and saves the data on the cloud. You can read about all the variations of Arlo in a separate comprehensive review of Arlo baby

How to connect Arlo Baby to Google Home Hub

You can follow the following steps to connect your Arlo Baby to Google Home to start using Google Assistant

  1. Get the Google Assistant app on your Android phone or iPhone
  2. Go to Assistant settings and select Home Control.
  3. Add your Arlo cameras to make the Arlo camera a google home baby monitor
  4. Ask away! Your Google Assistant is ready and your Arlo baby monitor google home hub is ready!

The video below shows you how you can connect your Arlo Pro 2 to Google Home Hub in less than 5 mins.

Arlo Baby Monitor Google Commands you can use:

Once you’ve connected Arlo baby and the Google Home Hub, you can utilize the Google Assistant app and its voice commands. Remember Google Assistant has access to the entire Google search database and this allows you to use voice commands and get the result you want. For example, you could ask Google to play a particular lullaby on the baby’s nursery and it will play it for your baby.

The commands will allow you to control your Arlo camera remotely. You don’t have to use your hands to remotely adjust the camera. For example, you can instruct it to cast the video feed from the Arlo baby camera on the tablet. The following Google Assistant commands will be very helpful.

To start cast, you say this command: “Ok Google, show (name of the room where the camera is, such as baby nursery) on (name of table/device)”

To stop the cast, you can use this command: “Ok Google, stop (name of Arlo camera or baby’s room such as baby’s nursery)”

It is, however, important to note that Arlo baby monitor is not compatible with Samsung SmarThings.

Our next Google Home compatible camera is Google’s Nest Cam Indoor. If you’re not totally convinced to go for Arlo, read below for our review of our second top Google Home baby monitor.

Nooie Baby Monitor

Nooie baby monitor is a recently released camera that integrates with Google Home or Nest Hub. It is very cheap, more than half the price of Arlo baby monitor or Arlo Q and does not lack in features. This smart camera costs less than $50 but since its release in late 2019, over 2,300 parents have rated it on Amazon, giving it an average of 4.3/5. Aside from Google Home Hub, Nooie baby monitor also integrates with Alexa home.

Here are the features of the Nooie smart baby monitor:

  • Nooie Cam 360 has 101°field of view
  • 1080P HD camera lens and two 940nm infrared LEDs.
  • Stylish setup – similar to Cubo Ai Baby Monitor
  • 2-way audio/talk intercom
  • Continous or motion-detection recording – You can store data on a micro-SD card or on the cloud. It supports a class 6 or above micro SD card that can load 4GB to 128 GB of footage. The micro SD card is sold separately and can get it on Amazon. You can use SanDisk Ultra 128 GB and avoid the cloud storage fees.

Pros:

  • Nooie has a very long night vision range of up to 32 ft. Your baby can be placed up to 32 ft. away from the camera and you’ll still be able to view the baby
  • It is relatively cheap compared to its competitors in this list
  • It has motion and sound alerts that are not common with regular baby monitors
  • The infrared LED light turns on and off automatically. The infrared light is needed to enable illumnation ofor the camera to take pictures in the dark and it turns on and off automatically when it detects light conditions.

Cons:

  • The device is wired and needs to be plugged into the wall to be powered.
  • Every time the camera is removed from power, it resets and you’ll have to set the device preferred settings again.

Nest Google Home Baby Monitor

Nest camera is one of the best-rated indoor cameras that can be turned into a baby monitor and is compatible with Google Home Hub. My favorite Google Nest Hub Baby Monitor is the Nest Cam Indoor which is its best-selling brand. Your Nest camera can be turned into a Google Assistant baby monitor and can take your commands to stream videos from the baby’s nursery when you want.

Pictures of Nest Cam Indoor (Black) and Nest Cam Outdoor (White)
Nest Cam Indoor (Black) and Nest Cam Outdoor (White)

Nest Cam is our favorite Google Home baby monitor and we’ve detailed this in our Nest Cam Indoor As Baby Monitor Review. There are however three other Nest Cams that are compatible with Google Home namely, Nest Cam Outdoor, Nest Cam IQ Indoor, and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. Before considering any of the Nest cameras you should know the following about Nest Indoor and Outdoor (IQ & non-IQ):

  • Nest cam Outdoor can be used inside or outside but NestCam Indoor is only rated for indoor use.
  • Nest Cam Indoor has 25 ft cord while Nest Cam outdoor has15 ft cord.
  • All Nest Cameras have 1080p HD video resolution and 130 degrees field of view.
  • Nest cam Outdoor is weatherproof

Nest Cam Features:

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • 24/7 streaming
  • 130 degrees field of view (similar to Arlo’s field of view)
  • 8x Zoom
  • 30 frames per second recording
  • Uses the Nest App
  • Two-way communication,
  • Motion, people and sound detection.

Biggest Disadvantage of Nest Cameras:

The main reason why I would go for the cheaper Nest Cam Indoor (at least cheaper comparatively) is because of hefty Nest Aware subscription fee. Doesn’t really help but the lower upfront cost is better because its cloud storage fees are the highest compared to all cameras and monitors in this list.

The comment below sums it up:

Comment about Nest Aware Plans

The comment above is actually outdated. You actually have to part with $300 per year to access the data.

Even though the price of Arlo and Nest Cam Indoor are comparable, Nest has a higher cost of cloud storage as shown in the table below:

Nest Aware Subscription Rates

Nest Cams use lower encryption standanrd

Nest IQ and Nest Cams can be turned into baby monitors, similar to Nanit Plus or Miku although it uses a lower encryption standard, 128-bit. Miku and Nanit Plus use AES 256-bit encryption and have never been hacked.

We have a detailed comparison table with over 20 features that differentiate the Nest Cameras for you to choose the best Nest Cam for your smart home.

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Nest Cam Indoor is our favorite Nest brand that is compatible with Google Home Hub.

Nest, the manufacturer of Nest Cameras has been bought by Google and Google Home Hub was renamed in Q2 of 2019 as Google Nest Hub.

If you want to monitor several babies, perhaps twins on your Nest, you can opt for the Nest Cam Indoor that comes with 3 camera pack.

Once the Google Home has been set up as a baby monitor, you can set up your app to send you notifications on your phone and stream videos on 1080p HD resolution. The Google Home baby monitor with Nest camera has a 3-hour snapshot history.

To connect Nest cam to Google Home Hub, you’ll need the Google Home Hub iOS or Android app. If you connect your Nest cam to Google Home, you’ll be able to view your baby in the nursery using the Google Home hub’s 7-inch touchscreen tablet.

With the Nest cam, you are able to not only use enjoy a touch screen baby monitor that can respond to voice commands on the Google Assistant app. The resulting nest cam is a Google Assistant baby monitor that has the benefits of a wifi baby monitor, touchscreen baby monitor and a 1080p HD video baby monitor, all combined in one google monitor. 

The video review of Nest cam below describes how Google Home Hub Nest Camera works as Baby Monitor. Unlike Arlo baby monitor with some cameras not compatible with Google Home Hub, Nest cameras are all compatible with Google Home Hub and you can compare all of them on the Nest website. My favorite is the Nest cam indoor with the link below ( alongside this video review)

How to Connect Nest Cam to Google Home

Follow the following steps to connect your Nest Cam to Google Home Hub

  1. Mount your Nest cam on a flat surface at an angle facing your baby
  2. Download and install the Nest app on your smartphone
  3. If you haven’t downloaded, download and install the Google Home app.
  4. Open the Google Home Hub
  5. Click on the add “+” button on the Google Home app and you’ll see “add device button” as an option.
  6. Once you click the add device button, click on “Works with Google” option and it will take you to a list of all devices and other cameras compatible with Google Home
  7. Choose the Nest cam from the list (you’ll see their nest logo from the list)
  8. Login to your nest account and click “allow”
  9. Your nest cam will not be connected to Google Home Hub.

Google Home Commands That You Can Use with Nest

Once you’ve connected your Nest cam to Google Home Hub, you can control your Nest camera using voice commands. You can do this using Google commands. Some of the most common commands are below:

  1. “Ok Google, show me nest cam on baby’s room”
  2. “Ok Google, stop nest cam on baby’s room”

Wondering which one to go for between Nest Cam and Arlo baby for your smart home, watch the video below by Kevin, as he compares the two Google Home baby monitors:

Logitech Circle 2 Google Home Baby Monitor

Logitech Circle 2 is another security camera that is compatible with Google Home Hub. This became a reality in May 2018 after Google approved it as a Google Home Hub compatible camera, along with Arlo and Nest cams.  Logitech renewed its old Logi Circle camera in 2019 and the new version has been significantly improved.

Logitech Circle 2 Google Home baby monitor

Below are the features of Logitech Circle 2

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080 HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • 24/7 streaming
  • Check Price on Amazon (links to Amazon)
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The pricing for Logitech Circle 2 is comparable to our top Google Home baby monitor, Arlo baby but just a little cheaper than Arlo. It has a slightly wider angle than Arlo, 180 degrees against Arlo’s 130 degrees enabling you to monitor almost half the nursery and stream it to your Android device or Google Home hub compatible devices including Chromecast.

Unlike Arlo Pro 2, Logitech Circle 2 is a wired camera. There is however another Logitech Circle 2 that is wire-free. Here is the link to the wireless Logitech Circle 2. It also stores footage for the last 24 hours

It however still has the wire/USB cord but streams in 1080p HD video resolution. It also has a 180 degrees viewing angle. Logitech has received acclaim for its advanced encryption – AES 256 bit dual-layer encryption. It is very hard for hackers to get access to your Google Home when using the Logitech Circle 2 Google Home Hub baby monitor. You can read our full review of Logitech circle 2. 

HomeHawk by PANASONIC As Google Home Hub Baby Monitor

Homehawk camera by Panasonic can be used as a baby monitor when connected with the Google Home Hub. Homehawk gives you the ability to add up to 16 cameras but surely you don’t need that many cameras to monitor your baby.

Below are the features of Homehawk in brief:

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Uses Micro SD instead of cloud storage
  • Check Price on Amazon

If you want to utilize the Google Assistant to monitor your baby, you can connect any of the monitors to the Google Home infrastructure and start enjoying the 172 degrees wide-angle view provided by the Homehawk camera. You can stream the camera feed on the 7 inch Google Home hub tablet to get 1080p HD images of your baby. Below is a review of Homehawk camera. 

Kasa Cam by TP-Link

Kasa Cam by TP-Link is now a Google Home Hub compatible camera. Two brands of Kasa Cam cameras are compatible and both are relatively cheaper compared to Arlo or Nest Cameras and have been on Sale since 2018. Kasa Cam is one of the best-rated baby monitors by verified buyers on Amazon and there are three options you can choose from the TP-Link brand.

Kasa Cam by TP Link Google Home Hub Compatible
Kasa Cam (Link to Amazon)
  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Up to 110 degrees field of view
  • Free cloud storage
  • Second Cheapest Google Home Baby Monitor on our list.

It also has night vision for up to 20 ft. The instant push notifications that can be sent to your smartphone use sound and motion detection features. Kasa Cam is cheaper than other video google home baby monitors such as Nest and has been praised as having superior night vision pictures. When you purchase Kasa Cam, you get free cloud storage for 2 days after which you have to subscribe to access the video on the cloud. The subscription plans range from $4 to $7 depending on the plan you choose. You can see full details of their subscription plans here

To read about how you can set up with Google Home and our comparison of the top TP-Link cameras, you can read our full review of Kasa Cameras by TP-Link (Link to TP-Link cameras review and comparison). You can also check the price of KC120 on Amazon here

Larkkey Wifi Camera – Google Home Assistant Baby Monitor

Larkkey Wifi home camera was the last entrant and is one of the cheapest Google Home Baby Monitor, cheaper than Kasa Cam TP-Link. It is very affordable and has been praised for EXCELLENT night vision and great motion detection technology. It streams in 1080 HD. You can check its current price on Amazon using this link.

Larkkey wifi camera as baby monitor using Google Home
Larkkey Wifi Camera (Link to Amazon)

Below are the great features of Larkkey Wifi camera that makes it a great Google Home monitor:

  • 1080p HD
  • 130 degrees wide angle
  • Motion detection
  • Night vision range of up to 23 ft.
  • Two-way audio
  • Multiple storage options including SD card which does not have a subscription fee
  • Digital zoom

Some customers have complained of unclear specifications when connecting it to the google home hub infrastructure but it helps if you follow the general manual provided by google. 

You can check its current price on Amazon here.

Features: 

  • Pan/tilt/zoom
  • HD video
  • Remote viewing from an iOS device or Android device
  • Two-way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • Sound, motion and temperature detection
  • Take pictures or videos and upload them to cloud storage for free. 
  • You can add up to 4 cameras sold separately 

Zmodo Google Home Security Camera

Zmodo is another Google Home Security Camera that can be used as a baby monitor. Six cameras by Zmodo are now compatible with Google, our favorite is Zmodo Sight 180 Home Security Camera shown below:

Zmodo Sight 180 as baby monitor with Google Home
Zmodo Sight 180 (Link to Amazon)

Features of Zmodo Sight 180

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • Paid cloud storage (read details below)
  • You can check its current price on Amazon here.

It has 180 degrees viewing angle, 2-way audio, night vision, motion detection and is compatible with Alexa as well.  You can take pictures or videos and upload them to cloud storage. You can choose two data storage plans for $50 and $100. If you opt-out of the data plans, you only get alert clips for the last 12 hours. 

You can also opt for this other Zmodo Camera, the Zmodo EZcam which is the cheapest Google Home baby monitor. You can check the current price on Amazon here.

Zmodo Ezcam
Zmodo EZcam (Link to Amazon)

Zmodo EZcam is the cheapest Google Home Security Camera of all the security cameras compatible with Google Home we reviewed. With its compatibility with Google Home Hub, you can basically have a baby monitor streaming on your tablet for a low price close to those of inexpensive audio baby monitors. You can view Zmodo EZcam’s price on Amazon here

Zmodo that was initially launched in 2009 by Zmodo Technologies, a Chinese manufacturer. Zmodo is originally a security camera and in fact, the Zmodo brand is known for security cameras, than is known as a baby monitor brand. Three products of Zmodo are compatible with Google Home Hub. 

The rest of the Zmodo security cameras that are compatible with Google Home Hub are; The Zmodo outdoor camera 720p, Zmodo Greet Pro, Zmodo Sight 180 and Zmodo EZCam. The others are; Zmodo 1080p Outdoor camera pro and Zmodo sight 180 outdoor.  You can read about our entire review of all the 6 Google Home Compatible Zmodo Security Cameras.

How to set up Zmodo Google Home Security Camera

Alec, a customer representative of Zmodo explains in the video below how to set up the Google Home baby monitor with the Zmodo camera. Listen to his video below: 

Features of Zmodo Sight 180 – Google Home Security Camera: 

  • 180 degrees viewing angle 
  • 1080p camera, full HD continuous monitoring
  • Compatible with Alexa 
  • Two-way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • HD video 
  • Sound, motion and temperature detection
  • You can add up to 4 cameras sold separately 


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Smart Baby Monitor by Project Nursery with Google Home

Smart Baby monitor is the only baby monitor in this list that is compatible with Google Home Hub, essentially making smart baby monitor google home. Please note that only the latest smart baby monitor by Project Nursery can be connected to Google Home hub.

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Picture of Smart Baby Monitor (Link to Amazon)

Features of the Smart Baby Monitor:

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • Free cloud storage
  • Pan/tilt/zoom
  • Remote viewing from iOS device or Android device
  • Two-way talk
  • Infrared night vision
  • Sound, motion and temperature detection
  • Take pictures or videos and upload them to cloud storage for free. 
  • You can add up to 4 cameras sold separately 
  • You can check Smart baby monitor price on Amazon here.

The older one is not compatible. You can turn your Google Home into a ‘smarter’ baby monitor by connecting it to your project nursery baby monitor. Once connected, you can utilize Google Assistant and its voice-controlled commands which can allow you to move the camera, play lullabies, record video, take photos and/or read the temperature on the baby’s room.

  1. Set up and plug in the camera,
  2. Download Google Home Hub app on iOS or on Android,
  3. Add the Smart Wifi baby monitor  to Google Home Hub by clicking “add device” on Google home hub app,
  4. Enter your smart nursery credentials and click “allow”

The advantage of Smart baby monitor google home over other cameras is its low cost. Smart baby monitor by Project nursery is the cheapest google home baby monitors. It is almost $100 cheaper than the top 2 google home baby monitors, Arlo and nest. (Check today’s price on Amazon here). If you record any videos, there are no cloud storage fees which can be as high as $30/per camera with other Google Home baby monitors such as Nest and Arlo baby. You will, however, need to purchase SD card which does not come with the smart baby monitor google assistant. Smart baby monitor google home also has excellent infrared night vision which allows you to clearly see your baby at night.

Geeni As Google Home Baby Monitor

  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • Free cloud storage

Geeni Vision Camera was one of the first cameras approved by Google. There are two options of Geeni Vision Camera, the 720p HD and 1080p HD cameras which you can choose depending on how much you are willing to pay for it. The 720p is very cheap (check Amazon price today) while the 1080p cost a few dollars more. You can also check the price of the Geeni 1080p Vision camera on Amazon here. Both cameras are very affordable. It is, however, worth noting that some customers have had difficulty connecting Geeni cameras to the Google Home Hub as the instructions on how to set up the camera are unclear. You can read a more detailed review by the PC Mag here.  You can also check Price on Amazon here.

Spotcam – Another Compatible Video/Doorbell Security Camera

spotcam doorbell camera as Google Home hub baby monitor
Spotcam camera
  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit
  • 1080p HD video resolution
  • Instant push notifications
  • Free cloud storage
  • Waterproof

Spotcam doorbell video camera can be turned into an excellent Google Home Baby Monitor. The Spotcam doorbell is waterproof, making it the only waterproof Google Assistant baby monitor. Similar to Smart baby monitor by Project Nursery, Spotcam has a Micro SD slot but can also record and save videos on the cloud for free. It also comes with full HD resolution video feeds from the camera that has a wide viewing angle of 180 degrees. You can read our full review of Spotcam Google Home Baby Monitor or check out its price on Amazon today. 

Bonus:

Wyze Cam Google Home Hub

Just this past month, Wyze Cam was approved by Google and is now Google Home Hub compatible security camera. Wyze Cam is one of our top 5 cheapest wifi baby monitors and is one of the baby monitors you’d think they may never get approved as a smart home compatible camera.

Wyze-Google Home Hub
Wyze-Cam-wifi-baby-monitor

However, Wyze Cam’s team are committed to having the Wyze Cam get supported by Apple’s Homekit and it may be possible as early as 2020. You can read our full review of Wyze Cam.

Can I Use Google Home Mini as a baby monitor

Google Home Mini speakers can be paired and it is totally possible to set up a home intercom system. However, Google Home mini are smart speakers that only respond and broadcast a message when you speak the command, “Hey Google, Broadcast”

Can I use google home mini as baby monitor?
Google Home Mini

Since your baby will not be able to speak the Google command to request Google to broadcast the baby’s audio signals, it is impossible to have Google Home mini as an independent baby monitor.

Advantage of Google Home Baby Monitors

When you turn your Google Home compatible camera into a Google Home Hub baby monitor, you set yourself and your baby for the following:

1. Very easy to operate with Google Home Commands – Unlike other regular wifi baby monitors or non-wifi baby monitors, google home baby monitor can be controlled using voice commands. You don’t have to touch your parent unit or your smartphone to control the Google Home Camera. This gives you some incredible convenience especially if your hands are occupied. If you are in the kitchen and want to check on your baby, you can just say a google home command to start streaming video feed of your baby.

2. Accurate temperature monitoring with Google Home Thermostat – Google Home hub makes your house smart. One of the Google home hub devices is a thermostat which you can buy and install it on your baby’s room.  Unlike regular baby monitor cameras that come with temperature sensors installed in the camera, Google Home thermostats are known to be more accurate compared to regular baby monitors.  The best baby monitors such as Infant Optics DXR 8 has wild temperature readings that can be off by 20 degrees Celsius. This is because when the camera overheats, the temperature sensors that are next to the camera wrongly indicates that the baby’s room is hot when it’s not. If you live in a ventilated room and want a reliable temperature baby monitor, consider using google home baby monitors. With Google Home thermostat, you can ask Google Assistant to tell you the temperature in the baby’s room anytime or you can have the tablet display the temperature in the baby’s room anytime. The only disadvantage is that the Nest Learning thermostat are expensive (You can check the current price on Amazon here)

Using Google Home to Make Parenting Great Including Monitoring:

In the video below, Brett talks of how wonderful Google Home is with babies.

Monitor your baby’s breathing using Owlet and Google Home.

See below custom app:

You can read more about Owlet’s App (link to 10BabyGear review of Owlet Smart Sock and Comparison to other breathing baby monitors.

List of Cameras Compatible with Google Home Hub

You can stream baby monitor videos from the following cameras to your Google Home Hub. The following baby monitors and security cameras have been approved by Google and are compatible with Google Home hub or the Nest Google Hub.

  • Arlo Baby Monitor
  • Nest For Google Home
  • Geeni
  • Panasonic Homehawk
  • Mydlink Smart
  • TP-Link Kasa
  • Zmodo Baby Monitor
  • ioe Smart
  • iView iHome
  • KAFO Smart
  • Logi Circle
  • MCL Domo
  • Tuya Smart
  • Spotcam
  • Momentum Smart Home
  • Geeni
  • Netatmo
  • Homee Smart Home
  • Q-See Plus
  • Smart K

Zmodo Security Camera Google Home

FAQs on Google Home Baby Monitors Compatibility

Can you use google home as baby monitor?

Yes you can. You just need to connect Google Home to any of the approved security cameras below. You can stream video of your baby using any of the following baby monitors or security cameras that have been approved and can integrate with Google Home Hub:
Arlo
atomi smart
Geeni
homee Smart Home
mydlink Smart
ioe smart
iView iHome
KAFO Smart
Logi Circle
MCL DOMO
Momentum Smart Home
Nest
Netatmo
Panasonic HomeHawk
Q-See Plus
Smart K
TP-Link Kasa
Tuya Smart, Smart Life
Zmodo
SpotCam

Which baby monitors are compatible with Google Home Hub?

Google has approved 22 security cameras and baby monitors that are compatible with Google Home Hub. The baby monitors are Arlo baby, Zmodo baby monitor, Smart baby monitor by Project Nursery, Nest cam indoor and outdoor and Logitech Circle 2. Google has also approved security cameras such as Spotcam, TP-Link and Zmodo security cameras, and several more listed above.

Can I use Arlo baby as a Google Home baby monitor

Yes you can use arlo baby to monitor your child using Google Home hub. Arlo baby integrates with Google Home and all you have to do is to follow the 4-step process to connect Arlo baby with Google Home Hub.

Can I use Google Home Mini as a baby monitor

No, you cannot use google home mini independently as a baby monitor as it does not have a camera. Google Home mini does not come with a camera and this makes it hard for you to use it independently to monitor your baby. Google opted out of producing their own cameras and resorted to approving a list of approved cameras that can be connected to the google home. 

Can I use Google Assistant as baby monitor

Google Assistant is a feature within Google Home Hub and can be used to assist you with monitoring of your baby if you purchase any of the compatible cameras. Google Assistant takes commands and can assist you to start a stream of video feed from your baby’s nursery. All you have to say is, “Ok Google, show me the baby’s room.”
Without having to manually adjust the cameras on the screen of your 7-inch Google Home hub tablet, Google Assistant enables you to monitor your baby with convenience as you just need to give it voice commands. Google Assistant can also tell you the temperature in the baby’s room (if the thermostat is installed in the baby’s room) or it can control the functionalities of a camera such as a zoom, pan or tilt. If you are considering using Google Assistant, I highly recommend you start looking for a compatible camera that we’ve listed above.

Arlo baby-unable to view stream via Google Home

You need to unlink and link the arlo camera and that should fix it. You can learn more from the community

Google Home Linking not working

Try unlinking and linking. That should help

Does iBaby use Google Home?

iBaby does not integrate with Google Home. We’ll update if this changes in the near future. 

Does Miku baby monitor use Google Home?

No, Miku baby monitor does not integrate with Google Home Hub. Miku has indicated on their website that they are currently working to enable Miku monitor users to integrate with smart home, the Google Home.

Can I use Zmodo as a Google Home Hub baby monitor

Yes, you can use 6 of Zmodo’s approved security cameras as a baby monitor. All you need to do is to integrate with Google Home Hub. Zmodo has the cheapest security camera that is compatible with Google Home Hub. You can see the list of all the Zmodo compatible cameras below:
The Zmodo outdoor camera 720p
Zmodo Greet Pr
Zmodo Sight 180
Zmodo EZCam
Zmodo 1080p Outdoor camera pro
Zmodo sight 180 outdoor

Is there a Google Home Baby Monitor Mode in Google Hub?

It is important to note that the current camera or baby monitors compatible with Google Home are regular indoor or outdoor cameras. Google has not designed any features or a separate feature where you can switch from a security camera to Google home baby monitor mode. In other words, the functionality of the cameras will be similar to those of a regular camera or security camera. Even Nest and Arlo cameras, which are considered the best of Google Home baby monitors do not have a special baby monitor mode that will have features specific and applicable to monitoring or soothing of a baby such as lullabies, ambient noise, movement alerts, audio-only mode, local streaming etc.

However, if you are connecting a baby monitor such as the Smart baby monitor by Project Nursery to Google Home hub, you can enjoy specialized baby monitor features. Essentially, you’ll have the full Google Home baby monitor mode capabilities. You can play lullabies, record sound or video, detect motion and get the temperature readings. The absence of Google Home baby monitor mode is one of the drawbacks to using a camera in your Google Home as a baby monitor.

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