How To Setup Alexa Using Amcrest Smart Home (Updated)

Many of our Amcrest Smart Home devices, such as the Wi-Fi doorbell camera and other devices, are compatible with Amazon Alexa devices that support video streaming. To use Alexa with our devices the device must be setup first in the Amcrest Smart Home app before you can set it up in Alexa.

Note: The name of the device on your Amcrest Smart Home account will be the name used to view your device on Alexa.

Note: Certain Alexa devices such as the Echo Show 5 only support cameras up to 1080P resolution. Cameras set at a higher resolution above 1080P may experience issues connecting to Alexa.

For a brief guide on how to connect your Amcrest Smart Home camera to a supported Amazon Alexa device, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Ensure your Alexa device has completed its initial setup including synchronization with your Amazon account. 

Step 2: Download the Amazon Alexa app from the Apple App store or Google Play Store and sign in using your Amazon Alexa account.

Step 3: Click the "+" icon and select Add Device. 

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Step 4: In the Device Type or brand search bar, enter Amcrest and select an applicable option. 

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Step 5: Check that your camera is powered on and already added into the Amcrest Smart Home app, if so tap Yes. If you need to make sure your camera can be properly controlled by the Amcrest Smart Home app, click Go to the Amcrest app to verify, select Yes when complete. 

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Step 6: Allow Alexa to discover your new device, click Next and follow the prompts to complete setup. 

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