How to Use Two-Way Audio

Our new Blink Video Doorbell, Indoor (gen 2), Outdoor, Mini and XT2 cameras have two-way audio. That means you can speak through the camera and hear from the camera microphone for two-way conversation.

Before using two-way audio, you must confirm the Blink app has permission to use the microphone on your device. 

iOS

iOS: Access Settings and then scroll down and select Blink from the apps list. The Microphone must be enabled.

iOS mic settings

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Android

Android: Access Phone Settings, Apps and scroll down and select Blink from the list. Then select App permissions and Microphone.

android mic settings


Allow must be enabled in the permissions for microphone access.

android mic settings

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Using two-way audio in the Blink app

First tap on the Live View button for any of your eligible cameras. This button is in the bottom left corner of the camera photo. In the case of the Blink Video Doorbell, tapping a motion alert opens Live View.

Live view button


While you're in Live View, you’ll see a round “Talk” button in the bottom left portion of the app.

Talk button


To use two-way audio you must press and hold on this button. Once you press the button wait 1-2 seconds, then begin speaking. Your voice will come out through the speaker on the front of your Blink Indoor (gen 2) or Outdoor camera, the bottom of your Video Doorbell and XT2 camera, or the top of your Mini.

Your voice will come out through the speaker on the bottom of your XT2 camera or the top of your Mini

When you’re done speaking, we recommend taking your finger off the Talk button instead of holding it for the entire conversation.

After 5 minutes, your Live View will stop and you must return to the Home screen to start another Live View session. Click to learn about our new feature Extended Live View for Mini‍.






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