As promised, the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions can now directly display live feeds from home security cameras. The feature works through Alexa, so you’ll need to use either a voice remote or the Fire TV Remote app. Just say “Show [camera name]” and a live feed of that camera will be displayed in full screen.
Amazon initially introduced support for viewing live camera feeds when they announced the Amazon Echo Show. Camera manufacturers quickly jumped on board add compatibility with Alexa and there are already dozens of supported cameras.
Nest, Arlo (which I own), and Logitech are among the larger manufacturers that support Alexa viewing, but other less expensive devices are also begining to add support, like this $39.99 camera by EZVIZ. it’s also possible to build your own compatible camera using a Raspberry Pi.
Amazon is rumored to be working on a security camera of their own. Some were expecting the camera to be announced yesterday along with the new 4K HDR Fire TV and new Echo devices, but there was no mention of a camera.
The compatible Alexa devices that can display camera feeds are the 1st and 2nd generation Fire TV, the 2nd generation Fire TV Stick, the Fire TV Edition television, and the Echo Show. Amazon explicitly says the 1st generation Fire TV Stick is not compatible with camera viewing.
If you have an external Alexa device, like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Dash Wand, linked to control your Fire TV, you can also say “Alexa, show [camera name]” to one of those devices and the camera feed will appear on your Fire TV.
See Amazon’s help page for cameras for information on how to set everything up.