Access to live stream from Nest Cam


I'm the developer on a comprehensive Apple TV app for the Nest called Feather (featherapp.co). One issue that I've run into is that users are expecting to be able to view the live feed of their cameras.

Has anyone determined any way of accessing the live feed of the camera? I've done quite a bit of reverse engineering but I believe the stream itself is protected by some sort of DRM.

It looks like it's an RTMP stream that takes a format like below:


with some parameters


I've tried a number of things but I'm never really able to establish a connection to the source. I'm a little out of my depth here, as an application developer getting into the more hardcore streaming technology. Any insight would be really appreciated!


There is no way to access the live stream using an API.


you can't acesses the live stream in any normal way but you may be able to get one frame per second from the old android api. I have tried this but i think they patched it or it doesn't work with the new cameras

#! /bin/bash i=00 while [ $i -lt 300 ] do curl 'https://home.nest.com/dropcam/api/cameras/_your camera url etc' -H 'Cookie: YOUR_COOKIE ETC' -H 'Accept: application/json, text/javascript, */*; q=0.01' -H 'Referer: https://home.nest.com/' -H 'X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest' -H 'Connection: keep-alive' --compressed -o nest\ testing/$i.jpeg let i+=1 echo $i done ffmpeg -r 25 -start_number 1 -f image2 -i "%04d.jpg" -vcodec png video.avi o.avi


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