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 ( mceclip0.png ) and tap "Skills & Games".


Step 4: Tap on the search icon ( mceclip1.png )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.

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