How to Connect Arlo Camera to TV

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If you have recently acquired an Arlo camera and are encountering issues connecting it to your TV, the following guidelines and instructions will assist you. Most Arlo cameras can be controlled and monitored via the Arlo App.

Connecting an Arlo Camera to a TV (via the Arlo app)

Assuming your Arlo cameras are operational through the Arlo App, your initial step is to download and install the app via the Play Store (for Android TV) or App Store (for Apple TV).
Upon opening the app, follow the prompts to sign into your Arlo account.

By doing so, you gain access to the app (along with all related functions) on a larger screen. Users can also view live feeds and receive motion alerts on their TV screens.

How to Connect an Arlo Camera to TV

Connecting an Arlo Camera to a TV

Connecting an Arlo Camera to a TV (using Google Assistant)

A Google Home Hub and a Chromecast device are required for this method. If you wish to use voice-motion alerts, set up a voice-enabled speaker with the Google Home Hub.
Open the Google Home Assistant App on your Smart TV and follow these instructions:

  • Navigate to the home page of the Google Assistant App.
  • Select Devices.
  • Choose +Add.
  • Select New Device.
  • Pick a Home, then tap Next.
  • Choose Cameras from the list.
  • Select the Arlo icon from the list of devices.
  • Log into your Arlo account.
  • Your Arlo camera is now connected to Google Assistant.
  • To verify functionality, say, “Hey Google, show [name of the room with the camera] on [Google device’s name].”
  • To end the stream, say, “Hey Google, stop [name of Chromecast device].”

Connecting an Arlo Camera to a TV (using an Amazon Fire TV Stick)

This method also requires the use of an Amazon Echo Dot device. Follow these steps to ensure a seamless connection between the devices:

  • Install the Alexa app. Ensure the Fire TV Stick and Alexa app are on the same Wi-Fi network and logged into the same Amazon account.
  • Enable the Arlo skill by going to the home screen of the Alexa app. Tap the menu, select Skills and Games, click the ‘Search’ icon, and type ‘Arlo’.
  • Choose ‘Enable’ and follow the prompts to link your Arlo account with Alexa. Wait for Alexa to detect your Arlo camera. If not found, return to the home screen to check for any device discovery notifications.
  • If no notification appears, revisit the devices section to re-add the Arlo camera.
  • With Arlo’s skill activated, test the connection using the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Press the Microphone button and say ‘Alexa, show [Arlo Camera name]’.
  • The camera’s name remains as set during the setup process. Verify this in the Arlo app if necessary.
  • Wait for the live feed from your Arlo camera to appear. The speed of your internet connection may affect the loading time.
  • To stop the live feed, say, “Alexa, hide [Camera name].” Press the ‘Back’ button on the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
  • If the “Waiting for Arlo” message persists, restart the Fire TV Stick and follow the instructions again. Conduct multiple tests to ensure consistent performance.

Conclusion on How to Connect Arlo Cameras to a TV

The compatibility of your smart TV with the specified devices and applications is crucial. Therefore, verify compatibility details on the manufacturer’s official website in advance.
Arlo cameras do not support direct connections to TVs via USB or HDMI, so the outlined methods are strongly recommended.
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