How to Connect Alexa to Arlo Cameras

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Amazon’s Alexa needs no introduction in the world of smart home solutions. Connecting Alexa to Arlo cameras enhances the convenience and security of using both devices simultaneously.

The method to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras depends on the device model (for both Alexa and Arlo cameras) used to establish a connection. However, the following process is a standard method to connect both devices.

Recommended steps for connecting Alexa to Arlo cameras

Step 1. Set up the Arlo camera

The setup process for Arlo cameras is straightforward.

First, remove the device from the package and gently open the battery compartment by tapping and pulling the battery latch. Then, insert the provided battery and close the compartment carefully.

Next, place the Arlo camera within 1 to 3 feet of the base station.

Press the SYNC button on the base station’s left panel for about two seconds and release it once the Blue LED light blinks.

Note that the SYNC button is also found on the top panel of the base station if you are using Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2.

After noticing the blue blinking LED light on the base station, understand that the syncing process is ongoing.

Wait a few seconds until the LED light on the base station turns green, indicating that the sync between the base station and the camera is complete and your Arlo camera is properly set up.

Step 2. Set up Alexa or Amazon Echo device

Begin by plugging the Amazon Echo device into a power outlet and allowing it to boot up.

Then, download, install, and log into the Alexa app with your Amazon account. Afterward, go to the settings menu and select the device (Amazon Echo device you are using for the connection process).

Follow the instructions provided in the application to complete the setup process.

Before proceeding to connect it with the Arlo cameras, test its functioning. Additionally, you must attach the app to Wi-Fi for an uninterrupted connection.

To connect with the Wi-Fi, go to the settings menu and select your home network from the available Wi-Fi networks.

With the device now connected to Wi-Fi, you can connect Alexa to Arlo cameras.

Step 3. Enable the Arlo skill

To connect Arlo cameras and Amazon Alexa, you must first enable Alexa skills on the Amazon device.

Say, ‘Alexa, enable the Arlo skill,’ and it will direct you to the Alexa app to link your Arlo device with the Arlo skill.

Additionally, you can find the option in the Alexa app listed as Arlo skill. Just enable it according to the provided instructions.

Step 4. Link Arlo and Alexa accounts

The next step is to link your Alexa and Arlo accounts. This is necessary to create a seamless connection and communication between devices and applications.

Go to Alexa, and it will request permission to access your Arlo account. Proceed with this step; both devices and accounts will be successfully connected.

Step 5. Discover your Arlo camera

You now need to search for Arlo devices within the Alexa app. This can be done by entering the settings menu and tapping on ‘Search devices.’

Once the app discovers the Arlo camera, you can use voice commands to manage and monitor the device.

After connecting both devices, you can use Alexa to view or manage the Arlo camera feed.

To do so, say, ‘Alexa, show me [Arlo device name],’ and it will provide the required information.

If you wish to hide the Arlo camera feed, say, ‘Alexa, hide [Arlo device name],’ and it will comply.

The bottom line for how to connect Alexa to Arlo cameras

The above method is a standard procedure to establish a connection between your Arlo camera and Alexa.

For further information, please read the device’s user manual or visit the manufacturer’s official website.

See Also

How to hack into your Arlo Pro camera

Amazon Cloud Cam Guide

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