Arlo Cameras works with Amazon Fire TV when link your Amazon Echo
Arlo Cameras works with Amazon Fire TV - Follow the steps below:
Enable the Arlo skill for your Amazon Echo
Link your Amazon Echo to your Amazon Fire TV under Movies, Video & Books
Select Fire TV
Then say Alexa show (use your camera name) it takes about 30 seconds to show on your TV.
Enjoy your Camera view on the big screen and use Amazon Echo for hands free control of your TV!☺
Yeah, they say it works on the latest Fire sticks. No matter what you do it either says the device it not responding, or it just sits and spins, never shows the camera.
Second my Alexa is saying that my camera can't do that. I have the skill enabled, I can see all my cameras on both ends on SmartThings and Alexa. And I have the skill enabled.
I have the fire stick 2 and Arlo have gone thru setup as instructed. I am unable to get video on fire stick. I am wondering if any body has got this to work.
I have tried it on both my Fire TV box and Fire TV stick 2 nd gen and they both can display my cameras on my different TV screens. I also have the latest Fire TV software installed Fire OS 18.104.22.168
I know the Arlo Alexa skill says works with the Amazon Show but it does work with any Amazon Echo when link to the Fire TV.
No you don't have to be on a certain screen. When the Echo skill is voice triggered it brings up the Netgear camera screen on the Fire TV my works by saying Alexa show front door. Then waiting for Netgear takes 30 seconds my live view display on the TV screen. My setup is very simple 5 Echos, 5 Arlo cameras, 1 base station, 1 Five TV box, 2 Fire TV sticks 2nd gen, 1 router and 1 modem. I don't have any home automation hubs connected. I have noticed that sometimes the Netgear Echo skill does sometimes stall and you may have to say the voice command a couple of times if it won't display in 30 seconds.
I found that saying the command "Alexa, show me the front door" 2 times did the trick. It was always "Waiting for Netgear" and not showing the live video. While it was stalled like that, saying the command a 2nd time to the Alexa seems to work.
I really wonder about the Netgear Arlo Support. Neither here nor in Germany, they really care about this problem. There are still users without any problem and still users following the instructions to set up the Arlo Skill, but can't see any picture on Fire TV 2. Generation. It seems, that they even not have a Fire TV for testing.
It still does not work! I tried all hints, but Alexa says allways, that camera ist not supported in that device. I tried it with all new model of Fire TV and stick. Same negative result and answer!!!
Today, I received the new Echo Show. And it worked with the Echo Show from the beginning without any trouble.
- start the arlo app on your phone (go to the camera you want and make it live)
- start the Fire TV app and say - show (camera name)
- open the Arlo App
- make sure the camera is in live mode
- be patient it takes a few minutes, at least it did the first time
- I also found that if I backed out of the request and then resubmitted it worked. I wouldn’t request different cameras if none of the requests have gone through.
You have to be quick when swapping
Don’t say Alexa when I’m the Fire TV app - just Say Show ___
Thanks! That‘s the correct way to get it Running. As proposed, I used the RC of my Fire TV Stick 2.generation with voice input and asked Alexa to Show „camera 1“. This worked !!!!
I expected, that I can use each of my Echo‘s to ask „Alexa, Show camera 1 on Fire-TV Kitchen“. Or another Fire-TV/room-Name. That is still not working!
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I belive there is a step missing in the setup. After you link the arlo app with your alexa app be sure to add devices under smart home. Everything worked after I did that. Good Luck.
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