How to Use Wyze Cam with Alexa: Step-by-Step Guide

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Great news for everyone! Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan now officially work with Alexa. You can now conveniently see the live stream video on any Alexa device with a screen, including Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire Tablets, and Fire TV. However, it’s important to note that the original Wyze Cam does not work with Alexa due to hardware limitations. But don’t worry, that’s why Wyze created the v2 and Pan versions with hardware upgrades specifically for Alexa compatibility.

Let’s get started on how to connect your Wyze Cam to an Amazon device using Alexa. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Check Your Camera Version
The first step is to determine whether you have an original Wyze Cam or a v2. Look at the sticker on the bottom of the camera. If it says “v2,” then you have the compatible version.

Step 2: Set Up Your Cameras
Before connecting your Wyze Cam to Alexa, make sure you have one or more cameras set up in your Wyze account using the Wyze app on your phone. If you have already set up your cameras, ensure they are turned on, have a good connection, and review their names. To make things easier for Alexa, choose simple, easy-to-pronounce, and unique names for each camera. You can edit the camera names by tapping on them in the Wyze app.

Step 3: Update Firmware
To ensure smooth integration, update the firmware on each of your Wyze Cams. Open the Wyze app and tap into the livestream of each camera. It should prompt you to update the firmware automatically. If you accidentally cancel the update, go to the Settings gear icon, choose “Device Info,” and select “Update” and “Upgrade.”

Step 4: Enable the Wyze Skill
To establish the connection between Wyze Cam and Alexa, you need to enable the Wyze skill. There are different ways to do this, but for this guide, we’ll use the Alexa app. Follow these steps:
– Open the Alexa app on your smartphone.
– Go to the menu and select “Skills & Games.”
– Search for the Wyze skill and select it.
– Enable the skill and enter your Wyze username and password to authorize Alexa’s access to your cameras.
– After authorizing, click “Discover devices” or say, “Alexa, discover my devices.” This will allow Alexa to find and connect to your Wyze cameras.

Step 5: Sync Camera Names
Your Wyze cameras will now be set up with Alexa using the same names you assigned in the Wyze app. It’s advisable to keep the names consistent between the Wyze app and the Alexa app. However, if you prefer to call your camera by a different name when using voice commands, you can modify the camera name in the Alexa app. Simply tap the camera name, select “Edit Name,” and hit “Done.” Remember that this change will not be reflected in the Wyze app.

Step 6: Start Using Voice Commands
With everything set up, you can now use voice commands to view your camera’s live stream on Alexa devices. For example, if you want to see your backyard, simply say, “Alexa, show me the backyard.” It may take a few seconds to connect to the camera due to a slight server delay when streaming the feed over to Amazon. The live stream will remain visible for ten minutes before automatically stopping. If you need the stream to be open longer, you can restart it by repeating the voice command. To exit the live stream, say “Alexa, go home” or “Alexa, stop.”

It’s important to note that while you can view and listen to the live stream using Alexa, there are some limitations. Alexa devices do not support two-way audio, alert videos, or the pan-tilt functionalities of the Wyze Cam Pan.

Wyze is excited to offer this compatibility with Alexa, making it even easier for you to keep an eye on all the things you care about. Now you can enjoy the convenience of viewing your Wyze Cam live stream on your Alexa devices. Stay tuned for more updates and see you next time!

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