The Nest Hub, and larger Nest Hub Max, smart displays from Google are the first of their kind to receive official support for Netflix streaming. Despite entering the smart display market over a year after Amazon, Google has beat out all of Amazon’s Echo Show models in supporting the largest streaming service. To watch Netflix on a Nest Hub, just say “Hey Google, open Netflix.”
Amazon launched the Echo Show with support for Prime Video, as you’d expect, which also supports all of the various Prime Video Channels, like Showtime and HBO. In that regard, one could say the Echo Show has more streaming service options than Nest Hubs, but getting Netflix first is a big win for Google’s smart display. The Echo Show has also gained support for Hulu, Tubi, Food Network, and others. There’s also a free Alexa Skill called Stream Player that allows you to watch over 200+ channels by pulling in streams from the channel’s website to display on the Echo Show. With those, the Echo Show is still a viable streaming content player, but, hopefully, Netflix support isn’t too far off.