With Canary’s Alexa Integration, 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, and select the menu button at the top left.
- Navigate to Skills.
- Search for Canary.
- Tap on Enable.
- Sign in using your Canary credentials.
- Agree to share data with Amazon.
- Tap the X at the top right.
- Discover devices. Alexa will then sync up with your Canary devices that are connected to that network.
1. Download and open the Amazon Alexa app, and select the menu button at the top left.
2. Navigate to Skills.
3. Search for Canary.
4. Tap on Enable.
5. Sign in using your Canary credentials.
6. Agree to share data with Amazon.
|7. Tap the X at the top right.|
8. Tap Discover devices. Alexa will then sync up with your Canary devices that are connected to that network.
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.
This skill lets you check the temperature in your flat. It only works for the Canary Pro as it has a temperature sensor (using this skill for Canary View or Flex should return an error saying "not supported").
To check the temperature in your flat, try saying:
|"Alexa, what is the temperature in the LIVING ROOM?"|
|Alexa will then show you the most recent temperature from the correct device.|
Person Detection Command
This skill allows you to set up a notification to Alexa when a person is detected.
You can activate this command by:
1. Enabling "person detection announcements" in Alexa app
2. Then trigger a person entry
Your Echo device should then announce "Person detected in LIVING ROOM".
View Saved Videos Command
With this skill you can access your saved Canary video recordings.
Note: Videos are only stored if the user has a premium service subscription.
Here are a few examples of phrases you can say:
"Alexa, show me the last person in the LIVING ROOM."
|"Alexa, show me the last activity in the LIVING ROOM."|