With Alexa voice commands, you can instantly see the live view from your Blink cameras on Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablet devices. If you have a Blink Video Doorbell, you can use your Alexa-enabled devices to answer the door and speak directly to visitors with two-way audio.
Starting a Live View
To start a live view from your Blink camera, say:
"Alexa, show [camera name]."
To stop a live view, say:
"Alexa, go home."
"Alexa, hide [camera name]."
Note: Live view commands work with compatible Alexa-enabled screen devices.
To start a two-way audio conversation between your Blink Video Doorbell and Alexa device, say:
"Alexa, talk to [Blink Video Doorbell]."
"Alexa, answer [Blink Video Doorbell]."
"Alexa, respond to [Blink Video Doorbell]."
To end a two-way audio conversation between your Blink Video Doorbell and Alexa device, say:
Note: Two-way audio is only available with the Blink Video Doorbell.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does two-way audio work with Alexa for all of my Blink devices?
The Blink Video Doorbell is our only camera that supports two-way audio with Alexa.Delete
Why are live views not working with Alexa and my Blink Video Video Doorbell?
If live views are not working with Alexa and your Blink Video Doorbell, your Video Doorbell may be in Event Response mode. If your Blink Video Doorbell is in Event Response mode, you can only view a live view within 60 seconds of the doorbell being pressed. If the Blink Video Doorbell has not been pressed, live view commands will not work.
Learn more about Event Response mode.Delete
Why does the Alexa app say, "Live view not supported on this device"?
If you receive the error message "Live view not supported on this device,” this indicates that you are unable to view a live view within the Alexa mobile app. You can still enjoy live views from your other Alexa-enabled devices, including Echo Shows, Fire TVs, and Fire Tablets.Delete
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What Else Can Alexa Do?
You can ask Alexa to announce doorbell presses, show you a live view, arm or disarm your system, and much more.Explore other Blink SmartHome Alexa skill features.