How to Use Two-Way Audio

Our new Blink Indoor (gen 2) and Outdoor, Mini and XT2 cameras have two-way audio. Here is a guide to help use this new feature.

Before using this feature, you must confirm the Blink app has permission to use the microphone on your device. 

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

iOS mic settings


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

Your cameras will now be capable of two-way audio, as explained in the following instructions.

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.

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 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’ll have to re-initiate another Live View session.



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