Starling Home Hub's latest update boosts HomeKit performance for first-gen Nest cameras

Starling Home Hub 14.2 firmware update has brought significant improvements in video quality for users of first-generation Nest cameras. This update applies to Nest Cam IQ, Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, Nest Hello/Nest Doorbell (1st gen, wired), and Google Nest Hub Max. With the update, these cameras now have double the frame rate and resolution in HomeKit, and the maximum stream limit has been increased from 1 to 10. This improvement enhances the experience when viewing multiple cameras simultaneously using the grid view on Apple TV.

In addition to video quality enhancements, the firmware update also improves the stream load time for all first-generation cameras, such as Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam Outdoor. Starting a live view in HomeKit will now be much faster. Furthermore, the audio quality for all camera models, including the second-generation 2021+ models of Google Cameras, has been improved. The firmware update also supports first-gen Nest Cam Indoor and Nest Cam Outdoor cameras transferred to the Google Home app Public Preview, including HomeKit Secure Video.

Starling Home Hub is a device that allows users to connect their Google Nest products to HomeKit. This means that users can enjoy the variety of Google cameras while using HomeKit for automations and storing recordings within HomeKit Secure Video. Users can also easily access their cameras on Apple TV. The Starling Home Hub is a one-time purchase priced at $99 and can be set up and configured using the Starling app.

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