Last year in August, Canary brought out a live stream enabled browser interface for home security cameras. But here’s the latest twist. Users can now command the cameras with their voice as well. The Canary platforms are now enabled with Amazon Alexa skill. This permits the users to give directions and watch live streams through the Alexa app on certain devices.
The announcement was made in a blog post and said, “Canary’s new Alexa skill enables voice-activated access to video from your Canary devices, making it even easier to see and know what’s going on all around your home.”
The working is quite simple. Users simply need to access the Skills on the Amazon Alexa app and search for Canary and enable it. Once the necessary Canary credentials are given, users will be connected and can use view video from their Canary device.
Voice commands like, “Alexa, show Baby’s Room” or “Alexa, show the Front Door” or “Alexa, show the Basement” will display the live feed from these locations. However, this skill currently works only on Echo Show, Echo Spot and compatible Fire TVs. It's supported on Canary's All-in-One or View devices running firmware at v3.0.0 or higher, or Canary Flex running v2.3.0 or higher.