Amazon announces new security camera support for Alexa with additional launch partners for Echo Show

Amazon has today announced developer details about their security camera integration with Alexa. The Amazon Echo Show will be released next week and we already know you’ll be able to call up a live feed of your security camera by simply asking Alexa. This announcement doesn’t reveal any new features, but it does show more camera manufacturers are on board. Support for Arlo and Ring cameras were already revealed with the announcement of the Echo Show, but now we know that cameras from Nest, August, EZViz, Vivint, Amcrest, and IC Realtime will also be support. With the new developer options, other security camera manufactures should be able to easily add Alexa support as well. Nothing official has been said about security camera access through Alexa on devices other than the Echo Show yet, but I fully expect you’ll be able to ask Alexa on the Fire TV to view a live feed of your security camera in the coming months.

ShareTweetShare+1

4 comments
  1. Mark says:

    Get Swann as a supported app and I might consider this device.

    • AFTVnews says:

      The integration sounds dead simple from a developer’s side. The Alexa device just needs to be able to detect the camera on the network and the camera needs to respond with a secure URL of the live feed. I’d be surprised if any major camera manufacturer doesn’t add support.

    • cheryl jones says:

      Why don’t you tell Swann that you would like them to create an app for alexa? I have been nagging betty crocker and papa johns myself

  2. Nate says:

    Excellent update, Elias!

    I suspect you are correct that we will see full fledged Fire TV apps that we can call up onto our TVs. Definitely looking forward to Arlo getting a native Fire TV app.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*




Get notified of new posts

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.