Unlock New Smart Home Capabilities with Alexa Integration on Your Tapo Camera/Video Doorbell

Unlock New Smart Home Capabilities with Alexa Integration on Your Tapo Camera/Video Doorbell

Unlock New Smart Home Capabilities with Alexa Integration on Your Tapo Camera/Video Doorbell
Unlock New Smart Home Capabilities with Alexa Integration on Your Tapo Camera/Video Doorbell
2024-06-14 10:52:38 - last edited 2024-06-14 11:06:08

You can connect your Alexa app and Alexa-enabled devices, like Echo Show and Fire TV, to your Tapo camera and video doorbell to:

 

  •   Get a Live View: View a live feed from your camera or video doorbell on the Alexa app and Alexa devices with a screen display.
  •   Make Announcements: Receive announcements when your camera or video doorbell detects motion or a person.
  •   Two-Way Communication: Speak to your visitors using the Alexa app or Alexa devices with a screen display.

 

 

Please note that the "Speak to your visitors" and “View camera/video doorbell live feed on Alexa app” features are currently supported on certain Tapo camera/Video Doorbell models. It’s suggested to refer to the software release of your specific model or the settings on your Alexa app for accurate information. 
For example, you will see the notice “Tapo-Live view unavailable in Alex app” under your camera name on the Alexa app>Devices>Cameras page if your camera model does not support these features.

 

Part 1. How do you get a live view from your Tapo camera/Video Doorbell feed on the Alexa app and Alexa-enabled devices with a screen display?

 

 

Step 1.  Refer to the instructions below to make your Tapo camera/Video Doorbell work with Alexa.
How to make my Tapo / Kasa device work with Amazon Alexa?

Step 2. To get a live view from the Tapo camera/Video Doorbell on the Alexa app, you can:

  • Open the Alexa app and go to the Devices > Cameras page
  • Tap on the doorbell/camera to enter its live view page.

 

Step 3. To get a live view from the Tapo camera/Video Doorbell on the Alexa-enabled devices with a screen display, you can say:

  • Alexa, show me the [camera name]
  • Alexa, show [camera name]
  • Alexa, show [camera name] live feed

 

To stop the live video feed, you can say:

  • Alexa, stop [camera name]
  • Alexa, stop [camera name] live feed

 

Part 2. How can you use the Alexa Announcement feature of the Tapo Camera and Video Doorbell?


With the Alexa Announcement feature configured,  Alexa-enabled devices, such as Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, etc., can announce a voice notification when the Tapo camera/video doorbell detects a related event.
To configure this feature, refer to the detailed instructions below.
How to use the Alexa Announcement feature of the Tapo Camera and Doorbell?

 

Part 3.  Speak to your visitors with the Alexa app or Alexa-enabled devices with a screen display.


Firstly, refer to the instructions below to make your Tapo camera/Video Doorbell work with Alexa.
How to make my Tapo / Kasa device work with Amazon Alexa?

 

Usage Scenario 1: Speak to visitors using Alexa-enabled devices with a screen display, like Echo Show, Fire TV, etc.


Case 1: When someone presses the doorbell camera

  • The doorbell's live video feed will automatically appear on Alexa-enabled device
  • Tap the MIC icon on the screen to begin the two-way conversation

 

 

Note: In this usage scenario, make sure the Doorbell Press Notifications feature is enabled on the Alexa app>Doorbell’s settings page.

 

Case 2: When you receive person detection notifications

  • Say "Alexa, talk to [camera name]" to start speaking with the visitor
  • Alternatively, say "Alexa, show [camera name]" to watch the camera's live feed, and tap the MIC icon on the screen to begin the two-way conversation.

 

Usage Scenario 2: Speak to visitors using the Alexa app

 

  • When the doorbell is pressed or the camera detects a person
  • Open the Alexa app and go to the Devices > Cameras page
  • Tap on the doorbell/camera to enter its live view page
  • Tap the MIC or Speaker icon to begin the two-way conversation.

 

  

 

 

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