With Canary’s integration to Amazon Alexa, you can ask your Alexa device to stream live video from your Canary Pro, Canary Flex, and Canary View devices. This integration supports streaming live video to your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick (2nd generation).
Amazon Alexa is supported on Canary Pro and Canary View devices running firmware v3.0.0 or higher, and Canary Flex devices running firmware v2.3.0 or higher. If you're not on these version, you can contact customer support to get you set up. The Canary Alexa Skill is currently available in the US, UK, and Germany. We will continue to expand this integration into other regions later this year.
Connecting Canary to Amazon Alexa
- Download and open the Amazon Alexa app.
- Navigate to Skills.
- Search for Canary.
- Tap on Enable.
- Sign in using your Canary credentials.
- Agree to share data with Amazon.
- Discover devices.
If you add or remove a Canary device from your Canary app, you can simply say “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Alexa will sync with the devices available in your Canary account.
To disconnect your Canary account from Amazon Alexa, simply navigate back to the Canary skill within the Amazon Alexa app, and tap Disable.
Note: If you need help connecting Canary with Amazon Alexa, you can find further details on Amazon’s help site.
Using Canary with Amazon Alexa
Start off by saying “Alexa, show the [Device Name]”, substituting in the name of your Canary device.
Here are a few examples of phrases you can use:
|“Alexa, show the Front Door.”|
|“Alexa, show the Baby’s Room.”|
When you're finished watching you can simply say:
|"Alexa, go home."|
|"Alexa, hide the Back Door."|
Note: For an improved experience, it is best to use device names that are short and simple, like Living Room, Bedroom, or Front Door.
Canary devices that are set to private will not be able to stream video.