I have a Z6 with no external XQD card reader. I use a Macbook Pro for my main computer. I tried the following steps to connect the Z6 to my laptop to transfer video and nothing happened.
1) Turn off Camera
2) Plug camera into computer with USB-C (using Mac thunderbolt cable)
3) Turn on Camera
What am I missing?
I can do the WiFi, I've done this for pictures. The WiFi is not good for the 1080/120p video I did, takes about 4 hours to transfer 10 mins of video.
-- UPDATE & CONCLUSION --
The conclusion is to get a card reader. Is seems to be the preferred method per Nikon Shooter (read below). The various softwares available to directly connect the Z6 to a MacBook may be duplicative and more burdensome than the $30 - $60 options, unless those other software packages have other use cases.
Thanks to all who provided feedback, if you are new to the Z6 and have the same question as listed above, it's worth reading the thread.