How to Access Live View

Live View provides images and sound directly from a camera to the Blink app, or certain Alexa enabled devices. The camera uses your Wi-Fi network to send Live View, so the connection must have 2 MB per second or faster upload speed (from your camera to the Blink app). Live View can fail if the internet connection is too slow, or not steady.

Cameras with microphone and speaker display a push-to-talk button on the Live View screen of the Blink app. 

Two-Way audio is supported on the Blink Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), Mini, and XT2 cameras. Click to learn more about Live View on Alexa.

Generally, when the Blink app is viewed in landscape orientation (wider rather than tall) the images appear full screen. When in the portrait orientation (taller) the Blink app shows a view that fills the screen width, and 'pinch to zoom' gestures allow viewing of image details. The actual image size is not changed. Use the camera settings to change image resolution.

To access Live View, tap the Live View icon Live View icon from your home screen for the camera you would like to view.

Home screen

Tap the speaker icon toggle mute to mute or unmute live audio from the camera's microphone.

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You can save the Live View session by tapping the Save toggle.

Tap and hold the Talk button to broadcast your voice from the camera speaker, and release it to listen from the camera microphone.

To conserve bandwidth, a Continue? button appears, asking if you want to keep watching the live View. The button appears a few times until your viewing limit of five minutes is reached. 

Alexa enabled screen devices do not provide the Continue button and remain in Live View until the limit is reached.

If the Live View ends before you are finished, merely re-enter Live View by pressing the icon again.

When you have completed your Live View, tap Close in the upper left-hand corner of the app.

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