Amazon has announced that select Fire TV models can now automatically display picture-in-picture (PIP) feeds of video doorbells and security cameras when an action occurs. When a Ring Video Doorbell is pressed, the Fire TV will bring up a live feed of the doorbell’s camera in the upper right corner of the screen without taking you away from what you’re watching. If you’d like, you can then say “Alexa, talk to [Ring doorbell device name]” to begin a two-way conversation between the Fire TV and the doorbell. To go full screen with the video feed, you can say “Alexa, show [Ring doorbell device name]” as usual.
These new capabilities are only being made available on the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, 2020 Toshiba 4K Fire TV Edition televisions, and 2020 Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition televisions. Only video doorbells made by Ring are currently compatible with the feature. Amazon says that non-doorbell security cameras from Ring, Nest, Wyze, Logitech, and others are also capable of displaying PIP video feeds.
I assume that the PIP feed for non-doorbell cameras will appear when they are configured to alert you of something, like motion or face detection, but I’m not certain about that.
I just heard back from Amazon on how non-doorbell cameras work with this new feature. Only doorbell cameras can automatically display the PIP video, through the pressing of the doorbell button. For non-doorbell cameras, you must manually say “Alexa, preview [camera name]” to see the PIP video.