We are pleased to announce that Blink now integrates with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. The devices that are supported are Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, Show, Spot, FireTV, Fire Cube and Fire Tablets*. All Blink users who own these devices can now control their Blink system without lifting a finger, using voice alone.
Please note that this Alexa Skill is currently only available in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany.
How do I set this up?
To enable Alexa, start by opening the Alexa app on your phone. Tap the curtain menu in the upper lefthand corner of the app and select "Skills & Games"
In the search field, type "Blink SmartHome"
Tap the button that says "Enable". This will bring up a new window that will ask you to sign in with your Blink username and password.
You will now be at a screen that says "Sign In". Enter in the Email address and Password you use for Blink. You will also be required to enter a 4 digit pin. This pin will be used if you disarm your Blink system using Alexa. Enter your desired pin, and tap Grant Access.
Once you've tapped Sign In, you'll receive a message saying "Your Blink SmartHome has been successfully linked." Once you receive that message, you can start using Alexa!
*Supported Fire Tablets are Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, Fire (7"), Fire (8"), and Fire (10")
If you experience issues getting Blink integrated with Alexa, please click here for troubleshooting steps.
How do I view Blink on my FireTV?
To view on your FireTV, FireTV stick, or Fire Cube, use the phrase "Alexa, show me [Camera Name] camera on FireTV". This will let Alexa know which camera to view on your FireTV. When you're done watching Live View, you can say "Alexa, hide my [Camera Name] camera."
What can I ask Alexa?
"Alexa, ask Blink arm my Home system."
"Alexa, ask Blink disarm my Office system, my pin is ####"
"Alexa, ask Blink what's my status?"
"Alexa, ask Blink detailed status."
"Alexa, ask Blink when was the last motion clip?"
"Alexa, ask Blink how many motion clips do I have"
"Alexa, ask Blink what's my schedule"
“Alexa, show me the last activity from the [Camera Name]”
“Alexa, show the most recent event from the [Camera Name”