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Video app and playback is HORRIBLE-camera is decent if you have time to watch everything live
January 22, 2020
So I went with the YI because google bought nest and I wasn't a fan of their terms of service which won't record your voice but will convert everything to text and keep it. But after using the YI sadly I may have to go back to nest because the video app is so bad comparatively. It's fine if you watch live but who has time for that... I paid for the playback and not only does it only record when it THINKS their is motion but the playback is so horrible that by the time you are done waiting for it to load (which is forever) you wait another million years to actually see whatever motion it detected. I have yet to be able to wait long enough without the video buffering again to ever see anything in playback mode. I don't have ANY of these issues with nest. I also hate that I can't open the app and just see a quick snapshot of what is going on like nest. I have to open each individual camera to see what is happening and with how long it takes to load makes it too much of a nuisance to deal with. So I am retuning all my unopened YI products and going back to my nest until maybe they come up with a better video app. Really sad.