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Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called 'instaclip.'

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Nest is touting video clip creation and sharing, dubbed 'instaclip,' as the app update's main feature addition, but other improvements like activity notifications and a tweaked user interface also arrive for iOS 10 with Nest version 5.9.

As noted in a blog post on Thursday, instaclips can be used to capture and share impromptu holiday moments with friends and family. Powered by subscription service Nest Aware — a requirement for instaclips to work — the feature automatically detects potentially interesting action to create a short clip viewable in the Nest app.

Tapping on the 'clip' icon generates a clip, while pressing and holding the same button lets users customize a clip's length. Instaclips can be uploaded to a customer's online archive, or stored on their iOS device for sharing.

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In addition to instaclips, iOS users now get snapshots alongside activity alerts, a feature previously limited to Android devices. Those with Nest Aware are also receive short video clips viewable within a notification pane. The app also includes a new button that switches Nest Cam video feeds and history between fullscreen and portrait viewing modes without forcing users to rotate their iPhone.

Finally, fourth-generation Apple TV owners can download the new Nest tvOS app to access to live Nest Cam video feeds on the big screen. The app supports multiple homes linked to a single account, and is capable of displaying four live camera feeds on a single screen. Nest Aware customers also have access to history archives with activity indicators.

Nest on Thursday said Apple TV functionality was 'coming soon,' though the app and service appear to be live in the tvOS App Store.

Nest has yet to integrate HomeKit support into its product lineup, which would bring live video viewing and other functionality to Apple's home automation hub.

Nest for iOS and tvOS are free downloads from their respective App Stores.

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The Nest API works with all Nest Cam™ models.

Users can add multiple Nest Cams to the devices/cameras group, up to themaximum perstructure.When you make a call to this data location, you can access Nest Cam data (datavalues for devices in the structure).

All the below values are found under eachdevices/cameras/device_id in the JSON document.

device_id

Nest Cam unique identifier.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/device_id
Returnsstring
Example: 'awJo6rH..'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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software_version

Software version.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/software_version
Returnsstring
Example: '4.0'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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structure_id

Structure unique identifier.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/structure_id
Returnsstring
Example: 'VqFabWH21nw..'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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where_id

A unique, Nest-generated identifier that representsname, the display name of the device.

Learn more about where names for Nest Thermostats, Nest Protects and Nest Cams.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/where_id
Returnsstring
Example: 'd6reb_OZTM..'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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where_name

The display name of the device. Associated with the Nest Camwhere_id. Can be any room name from a listwe provide, or a custom name. Learn more about where names for Nest Thermostats, Nest Protects and Nest Cams.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/where_name
Returnsstring
Example: 'Hallway'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v3
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name

Display name of the device; can be any room name from a list we provide, or acustom name.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/name
Returnsstring
Example: 'Hallway'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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name_long

Long display name of the device. Includes a custom (label), created by the user,or via wheres.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/name_long
Returnsstring
Example: 'Hallway Nest Cam (upstairs)'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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is_online

Device connection status with the Nest service.

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Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/is_online
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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is_streaming

Camera status, either on and actively streaming video, or off. See How yourcamera works with Home/AwayAssistfor more information.

Caution: You must ask the user if it's ok to change streaming status (turn thecamera on/off). The user must agree to this change before your product canchange this field.
Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/is_streaming
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread/write
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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is_audio_input_enabled

Camera microphone status, either on and listening, or off. Learn more aboutNest Cam audiosettings.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/is_audio_input_enabled
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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last_is_online_change

Timestamp that identifies the last change to the online status, in ISO 8601 format.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_is_online_change
Returnsstring
Example: '2016-12-29T18:42:00.000Z'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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is_video_history_enabled

Nest Awaresubscription status (subscription active or not).

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/is_video_history_enabled
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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web_url

Web URL (deep link) to the live video stream athome.nest.com.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/web_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'https://home.nest.com/cameras/device_id?auth=camera_token'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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app_url

App URL (deep link) to the live video stream in the Nest app.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/app_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'nestmobile://cameras/device_id?auth=camera_token'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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is_public_share_enabled

Users can choose to share theirvideoand make it viewable by anyone. When public share is enabled, you can readpublic_share_url.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/is_public_share_enabled
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v3-v4
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activity_zones

Returns an array of all defined Activity Zones.

ActivityZonesare used to monitor motion events within user-defined areas of the video stream.Requires Nest Aware.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/activity_zones
Returnsarray
Example: [ {'name' : 'string1', 'id' : 'string2'},.. ]
string1 is the zone name, either user-defined or automatically generated when the zone is created.
string2 is an identifier assigned by Nest when the Activity Zone is created.
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v3-v4
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public_share_url

You can access this URL when a user makes their video streampublic.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/public_share_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'https://video.nest.com/live/string1?string2'
string1 is the video stream name, either user-defined or automatically generated when the stream is set to public.
Caution:string2 is used to make the API call. Do not change the string or the call will fail.
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v3-v4
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snapshot_url

Capture an image on demand. Returns the URL of an image captured from the livevideo stream. Requires that the camera is on and actively streaming.

Use this field to get a snapshot from the live video stream.

  • snapshot_url - returnsthe URL of an image captured from the live video stream
  • Requires that the camera is on and actively streaming

The snapshot quality from the API is only 1080p throughput if you are:

  • actively viewing the camera stream in the application(web_url)
  • actively viewing the public stream(app_url)
  • subscribed to Nest Aware

If you are not actively viewing the stream or do not have a Nest Awaresubscription, the API has no 1080p source from which to retrieve a snapshotat that resolution and generates a lower-quality image. Also, low local networkbandwidth may cause the API snapshot resolution to dip below 1080p withNest Aware present.

Learn more about bandwidth requirements for Nest Cameras.

Rate limits apply to this call,depending on Nest Aware subscriptionstatus.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/snapshot_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'string1/device_id/string2?auth=camera_token'
Caution:string1 and string2 are used to make the API call. Do not change either string or the call will fail.
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v3-v4
Camera read/write + images / v3-v4

last_event

This object captures information about the last event that triggered anotification.

Some fields and some permission combinations require aNest Awaresubscription to access last event information.

All the below values are found under eachdevices/cameras/device_id/last_event in the JSONdocument.

has_sound

Sound event - sound was detected.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/has_sound
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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has_motion

Motion event - motion was detected.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/has_motion
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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has_person

Person event - a person was detected.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/has_person
Returnsboolean
Values: true, false
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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start_time

Event start time, in ISO 8601 format.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/start_time
Returnsstring
Example: '2016-12-29T00:00:00.000Z'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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end_time

Event end time, in ISO 8601 format.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/end_time
Returnsstring
Example: '2016-12-29T00:00:00.000Z'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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urls_expire_time

Timestamp, in ISO 8601 format, that identifies the expiration of these event-relatedURLs:

Expiration time is calculated as:last_event/start_time + n days (where n =10 or 30 days, depending on the Nest Aware subscriptionplan).

Requires Nest Aware.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/urls_expire_time
Returnsstring
Example: '2016-12-29T00:00:00.000Z'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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web_url

Web URL (deep link) to the last sound or motion event athome.nest.com. Used to display the last recorded event,and requires user to be signed in to the account.

Requires Nest Aware. If the event URL has expired or the device does not have anactive subscription, then this value is not included in the payload.

See last_event/urls_expire_time forinformation on this URL's expiration time.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/web_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'https://home.nest.com/cameras/device_id/cuepoints/string?auth=camera_token'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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app_url

Nest app URL (deep link) to the last sound or motion event. Used to display thelast recorded event, and requires user to be signed in to the account.

Requires Nest Aware. If the event URL has expired or the device does not have anactive subscription, then this value is not included in the payload.

See last_event/urls_expire_time forinformation on this URL's expiration time.

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Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/app_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'nestmobile://cameras/device_id/cuepoints/string?auth=camera_token'
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read / v1-v3
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image_url

URL (link) to the image file captured for a sound or motion event.

Requires Nest Aware. Seelast_event/urls_expire_time forinformation on this URL's expiration time.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/image_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'https://www.dropcam.com/api/wwn.get_image/string1/device_id/string2?auth=camera_token'
Caution:string1 and string2 are used to make the API call. Do not change either string or the call will fail.
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v1-v4
Camera read/write + images / v1-v4

animated_image_url

URL (link) to the gif file captured for a sound or motion event.

Requires Nest Aware.

Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/animated_image_url
Returnsstring
Example: 'https://www.dropcam.com/api/wwn.get_image/string1/device_id/string2?auth=camera_token'
Caution:string1 and string2 are used to make the API call. Do not change either string or the call will fail.
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v1-v4
Camera read/write + images / v1-v4

activity_zone_ids

Identifiers for Activity Zones that detected a motion event.

Requires Nest Aware. When used with theactivity_zones array, you can get thezone name from these ids.

If last_event/has_motion is

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  • true = returns the activity zone ids that detected a motion event
  • false = returns an empty array
Details
https://developer-api.nest.com/devices/cameras/device_id/last_event/activity_zone_ids
Returnsarray
Example: [ string1, string2,.. ]
Accessread-only
Available inCamera read + images / v3-v4
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