tinyCam Android app now fully supports Arlo cameras
I'm the developer behind tinyCam Android app. Last month Arlo support was added into tinyCam Monitor app. It supports live view for all cameras like Arlo, Arlo Ultra, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro 3, Arlo Q, Arlo Go, Arlo Baby, Arlo Video DoorBell and allows playback Arlo Cloud recordings in the app.
It greatly increase the way your Arlo camera can be used with following unique features:
- Video recording (local storage, time-lapse, FTP/FTPS, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, ownCloud, Nextcloud).
- RTMP live streaming. You can stream your Arlo camera to Twitch.tv, Youtube Live, Facebook Live.
- A.I. object detection (person, pet, car) and face detection.
- Background/DVR mode (background recording and background motion detection). Not suitable for battery powered Arlo cameras though.
- Native TV UI (Android TV, Amazon Fire TV).
- Internal web server for remote recordings playback and live view. You can make Arlo cameras integration with home automation dashboards like Action Tiles.
- Widgets right on home Android screen.
- Up to 4 floating windows and picture-in-picture mode.
- Android Wear app. You can view Arlo camera on your Android Wear watches.
- Google Cast support. Show live view on any Google Cast device, like Android TV.
- Full Tasker integration.
Available on both Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore
You need to add Arlo cameras right into tinyCam Android app to get those features.
No, SmartThings is not needed. There is no way to post to 'Partner Integrations' unless some weird tag selected.
I supposedly added a camera (not sure how to define which camera so I just used a name, Ultra neighbors, that is how it's named for Arlo). I keep getting "Arlo camera service failed" although I've verified the login credentials. Is there a trick to how to define which camera to view?
Are you using 2FA for your Arlo account. 2FA is not supported at the moment. Will be fixed within a month. For now as a hack I would recommend to create another Arlo account without 2FA and share that camera with newly created account.
Just select 'Add IP camera, NVR/DVR' in Manage Cameras window. Then select Arlo as Camera Brand and specify your Arlo email as Username and Arlo password as Password. If you have multiple Arlo cameras, then in Advanced Settings set Channel to 2, 3, etc.
BTW, I found my issue with this app not working properly. The display of cameras shows the channel each camera is supposed to be seen on but I'm either blind or there's little or no documentation as to how to use that display. Once I used the proper channel it works as advertised.
You don't use IP address or search the network since Arlo's WiFi connections aren't accessible. To add the cameras, I found that you set up for Arlo (select it from the list which sets model and protocol automatically), call it what you want and put in your Arlo username and password. Now go back to Live View which tries to get the view going but likely fails. When it fails, you get a list of cameras based on your login. The number in the square brackets to the left is the channel for your particular camera. Use that channel number and go back to Manage cameras, click on the camera and scroll down to the bottom to Advanced Settings. Enter the channel number there and you should then be able to see the live view.
There may be other ways to do this but that's what I've found to work.
I heard apparently yesterday Arlo updated to HTML5 would this be affecting it?
Changes to the web site won't affect this.
Have you assigned the proper channels to your cameras? The number at the beginning of each camera identified in the list of cameras is the channel.
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