Live View, as the name says, provides live video and sound to you in 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 tap-to-talk button on the Live View screen of the Blink app. If your mobile device does not have echo cancellation, the push-to-talk button must be held when you are speaking.
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 the image resolution.
To manually access Live View, tap the Live View icon from your home screen for the camera you would like to view. Live Views can also be accessed when tapping on motion alerts sent to your mobile device. Only one person at a time; however, has the ability to access Live Views resulting from motion alerts, even though those alerts may appear simultaneously on multiple devices for different people.
Tap the speaker icon to mute or unmute live audio from the camera microphone.
Save Live View sessions to cloud storage when you set the Save | Discard toggle to "Save"
Note: You can only save Live View sessions with an active Blink Subscription Plan.
Tap and hold the Talk button to broadcast your voice from the camera speaker, and release it to listen from the camera microphone.
Note: If your mobile device has echo cancellation, you tap the Talk button to have two-way conversation without needing to hold the button when speaking.
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.