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How to Connect Arlo Products to Amazon Devices
Love Arlo products? Love Amazon devices? Want to link them together?
You aren’t the only one. Arlo has a whole page about connecting its cameras to your Alexa app. We’ll walk you through the information Arlo provides while adding our own helpful twist.
1. Get an Arlo camera.
All of Arlo’s cameras work with Alexa, so you have your pick.
Arlo currently sells the following:
- Arlo Ultra 2
- Arlo Pro 3
- Arlo Pro 4
- Arlo Essential
- Arlo Essential Indoor
- Arlo Wired Video Doorbell
- Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free
- Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera
To learn more about Arlo cameras, check out our comprehensive Arlo review.
2. Get an Amazon device.
Ideally, you want to connect your Arlo camera to an Amazon device with or connected to a screen. You can use any of the following:
- Echo Show
- Google Nest Hub
- Google Nest Hub Max
- Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick (second gen)
- Fire TV Edition smart TVs
As far as we can tell, you still need to use the base that Arlo provides, even if you have a smart device that can act as a smart hub.
4. Set up your Amazon device.
There’s an app for this too. Your Alexa app will guide you through setting up your Echo or other Amazon product.
Again, check that your smart device is on and hooked to your internet before moving to the next step.
5. Enable the Arlo Alexa skill.
There are two ways to enable the Arlo Alexa skill on your Amazon device.
You can simply say, “Alexa, enable Arlo skill.” Alexa will then direct you to your Alexa app so that you can link to your Arlo account.
You can also start in the Alexa app. Search for the Arlo skill, then select Enable.
6. Link accounts.
The Alexa app directs you to log into your Arlo account so that you can link everything up.
The Alexa app will ask for permission to access your Arlo account. (You have to accept if you want to link the two.) Alexa will then notify you that your accounts are successfully connected.
What are Arlo cameras compatible with?
Arlo cameras are compatible with a variety of products, services, and protocols. We’ve broken it all down for you into tables for outdoor and indoor cameras.
Data effective 2/28/2022. Offers subject to change.
What about the Arlo Pro? The Arlo Pro is compatible with Apple HomeKit. And it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.
Can I use Arlo cameras with devices without a screen?
Our understanding is that you can still use your cameras with a regular Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Studio, etc. You can’t view the feed, but you can at least arm and disarm the cameras.
Which brings us to the next FAQ question.
Can I turn my Arlo cameras on and off with Alexa?
You can tell Alexa to arm or disarm your Arlo cameras. To do that, Arlo requires you to set up a PIN. You must say this Assistant PIN out loud when turning the cameras on or off, just as a safety measure.