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, and Spot. 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"
In the search field, type "Blink for Home"
Tap the button that says "Enable Skill". This will bring up a new window that will ask you to sign in with your Blink username and password.
Once you've typed in your username and password, tap Sign In.
You will now be at a screen that says "Grant Access". You are 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 Grant Access, you'll receive a message saying "Your Blink for Home Skill was successfully linked.". Once you receive that message, you can start using Alexa!
If you are an Echo Show or Spot user, you will also need to set up a second skill so that you may access Live View right from the device. Please see our help article here on how to set up this second skill.
If you experience issues getting Blink integrated with Alexa, please click here for troubleshooting steps.
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"