Following a Reddit thread about an issue with Google Assistant and Xiaomi-branded home security cameras, Google has indefinitely disabled integration with Mi Home, Xiaomi’s smart home platform. Google is investigating a bug that caused a user with a Xiaomi Mijia security camera to inadvertently view camera feeds from other homes.
Redditor Dio-V posted images in a post that detailed the issue. As per the post, when he asked his Google Next Hub to view one of their Xiaomi camera feeds, the Nest Hub displayed distorted still images from other homes, including one of a sleeping baby. The feeds looked like they came straight from a horror movie.
A Google Spokesperson said: “We’re aware of the issue and are in contact with Xiaomi to work on a fix. In the meantime, we’re disabling Xiaomi integrations on our devices.”.
We’d tell you to disconnect any Xiaomi cameras that you may have until the problem is fixed, but Google is already a step ahead. We’ll keep you updated when a fix arrives.