Amazon’s Alexa needs no introduction in the world of smart home solutions. So, how to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras in case you are using both devices simultaneously?
The methods depend on the device model (for both Alexa and Arlo cameras) you used to establish a connection. Additionally, you can go ahead with the following process as a standard method to connect both devices.
Recommended steps regarding how to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras
Step 1. Setup the Arlo camera
The setup process for Arlo cameras is quite easy and simple.
First, take the device out of the package and gently open the battery compartment by tapping and pulling the battery latch carefully. Afterward, insert the provided battery and close the compartment carefully.
Once done, bring the Arlo camera right within 1 to 3 feet distance of the base station.
Now press the SYNC button located on the left panel of the base station for around two seconds and release it once you see the Blue LED light blinking.
Please note that the same SYNC button is available on the top panel of the base station if you are using Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2.
Once you notice the blue blinking LED light on the base station, stay relaxed as the syncing process is still on.
Now, wait for a few seconds until the LED light on the base station turns green.
This will confirm that the sync process between the base station and the camera is completed and your Arlo camera is properly set up.
Step 2. Setting up Alexa or Amazon Echo device
The first and foremost thing you need to do in this respect is to plug the Amazon Echo device into a power outlet and let it boot up properly.
Once done, download and install the Alexa app and create and log in with your Amazon account. Afterward, go to the settings menu and select a device ( Amazon echo device you are using for the connection process).
Once done, simply follow the instructions provided on the application to conclude the setup process.
Try to test its functioning before proceeding towards connecting it with the Arlo cameras. Moreover, you also need to connect the app to the Wi-Fi for an uninterrupted connection.
To create a connection with the WIFI, you have to go to the settings menu and select your home network from the available Wifi Networks.
As the device is now connected with Wifi, you can now proceed with further steps regarding how to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras.
Step 3. Enabling Arlo skill
To create and establish a connection between Arlo cameras and Amazon Alexa, you first have to enable Alexa skills on the provided Amazon device.
Just say ‘Alexa, enable Arlo skill and it will then take you to the Alexa app so that you can easily link your Arlo device with Arlo skill.
Besides, you can also find the same option in the Alexa app that is mentioned as Arlo skill and all you need to do is enable it according to the provided instructions.
Step 4. Linking Arlo and Alexa accounts
The next step in the same direction is to link your Alexa and Arlo accounts together. This needs to be done to create a seamless connection and communication between both the devices and applications
. Once you go to Alexa, it will ask you for permission to grab access to the Arlo account. Just proceed with it and both devices and accounts will get successfully connected.
Step 5. Discovering your Arlo camera
You now need to search for the Arlo devices within the Alexa app. This can be done while entering into the settings menu and tapping on ‘Search devices’.
Once the application discovers the Arlo camera, you can then use random voice commands to manage and supervise the device.
Once both the devices are connected, you can use Alexa to view or manage the Arlo camera feed.
To do that, you just need to say ‘Alexa, show me Arlo pro ( or whatever Arlo device you are using) and it’ll help you with the required information.
If you want to hide or disappear the Arlo camera feed, just say ‘Alexa, Hide the Hide Arlo pro” and it will do the needful.
Bottom-line for How to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras
The abovementioned method is a standard procedure to establish a connection between your Arlo camera and Alexa.
Please read the user manual of the device or visit the official website of the manufacturers for further information.