How To Setup Alexa Using Amcrest Cameras
Many of our Amcrest IP cameras are compatible with select Amazon Alexa devices. An Amcrest Cloud account and a camera connected to the Amcrest Cloud is required to set up your camera on Alexa. For more information on how to setup an Amcrest Cloud account click here.
Note: The name of the camera on your Amcrest Cloud 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 4MP resolution. Cameras set at a higher resolution above 4MP may experience issues connecting to Alexa.
For a brief guide on how to connect your Amcrest camera to a supported Amazon Echo 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: Once you are logged into the app, from the Home menu, tap on the menu icon ( ) and tap "Skills & Games".
Step 4: Tap on the search icon ( )and search for "Amcrest Cloud". Download and install the Amcrest Cloud skill.
Step 5: Tap on Enable To Use.
Step 6: Sign into your Amcrest Cloud account to authenticate the connection. Tap Continue.
Step 7: You Amcrest Cloud account has now been properly linked. Please close this window to proceed.
Step 8: Tap on Discover Devices
Alexa will begin discovering your connected devices. This may take up to 45 seconds to complete.
Step 9: Tap on Set Up Device.
Note: If you have more than 1 device on your Amcrest Cloud account, tap on Choose Device and set each device accordingly.
Step 10: You can then request Alexa to show you the camera by uttering a phrase. For example, if your camera is named "Office", speak the phrase: "Alexa, show me the Office camera." The camera's live stream will be displayed.
As a reminder, the name of the camera on your Amcrest Cloud account will be the name used to view your device on Alexa.