Nursery Camera with Echo Show

There are lots of ways to do this, but I have found this to be fast, simple and it just works. I set up a Wyze web camera on a Wyze account and that Wyze account is linked to my Amazon Alexa account. With accounts linked, we can now ask Alexa to show the nursery on the Echo show devices or the Amazon Fire TV in the kitchen. We did not use this particular method during the first 6 months because I , Mr. TIBAL, was unwilling to take any heat for the internet not working and causing any disruption in the video feed to the nursery. I also set up this same scheme for two cameras outside. I have the same ability to call Alexa to show my front door or garage door.

To get started, you will need:

→   Wyze Cam

→   Smartphone or tablet

→   Your Wi-Fi name and password

→   Amazon Echo Show or Fire TV

 

Your wireless access device (Wi-Fi router) must be using a 2.4GHz signal. Most wireless access devices today use 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz.

1. Download the Wyze app in the iOS app store or from Android Play

2. Create a Wyze account if you do not have one

3. Plug in the camera using the included USB cable and power adapter

4. Connect your phone to your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network and have your network password ready.

5. Open Wyze app and sign up or log in

6. Follow Wyze app instructions for adding device

7. Leave the camera powered on for the remainder of the setup

NOTES: Make sure there are no extra spaces before or after the wireless password you typed in.

8. Verify that you are able to view camera from mobile app

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9. Open Amazon Alexa app on mobile device

10. Navigate to “Devices” menu

11. Click on “+” to add a device

12. Click on “Add Device”

13. Click on “Camera”

14. Click on “Wyze”

15. Click “CONTINUE” because you have already downloaded the Wyze app and setup the camera

16. Click on “ENABLE TO USE”

17. Type in your login information that you used in the Wyze app

18. Click on “Discover Devices”

19. Click on “SET UP DEVICE”

20. I chose to click on “SKIP”, but you can group as you see fit

21. Click on “DONE”

22. From an Amazon Echo Show Device or Amazon Fire TV, say “Alexa, show <camera name>.” and the video will display.

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12 Comments

  1. 11.7.19
    Selene said:

    For the outside cameras, did you buy any housing to protect the camera from the outside elements? If so, which one? Thanks! I think we might move over this method too. I was hesitant to have a wifi camera because I’ve heard of sickos hacking them and saying cruel things to babies. But, my kid is almost 16 months old now and apparently I don’t care as much as before. #tired

    • 11.7.19
      Sarah said:

      For the outside cameras, we used a different set up. We used a couple Amcrest outdoor dome cameras that connect using power over Ethernet. It’s the opposite of simple to get the Amcrest to do what the Wyze camera do for free and the Wyze setup did it in 10 minutes or so. Mr. TIBAL pointed out the outdoor cases for the Wyze cameras found at https://amzn.to/33un1Rd. If you are able to power the Wyze cameras with their USB cable outside, then it sounds like a good deal.

  2. 11.7.19
    Andrea said:

    Is there a delay on the echo show? I know when using an Amazon Fire Tablet with the Wyze, there is a 30 second delay…which makes it basically pointless. And, does the echo show stay on all night so you can hear the baby cry?

    • 11.7.19
      Sarah said:

      There is a delay of about 5 seconds that we measured using both the Echo Show and Fire TV stick. We do not keep the monitor on all night, but I did read that there is a 10 minute limit and then the video cuts off. You have to request to see if after that. This is generally how we are using a monitor right now.

      • 11.13.19
        Selene said:

        If you don’t leave the monitor on all night, how do you monitor/hear if your baby cries? Is there a noise activated feature?

        • 11.14.19
          Sarah said:

          There is no sound activation and this should have been more clear. This is not a monitor, rather just a web camera in the nursery. Our house layout allows us to hear the baby crying or any other noises for that matter. I wouldn’t recommend this as a baby monitor, but we really like it for checking in now that our son is a bit older.

  3. 11.7.19
    Alanna said:

    Are you able to have a constant video stream on the show? We have a show and a wyze camera, but could never figure out how to get the continuous video/audio stream.

    • 11.7.19
      Sarah said:

      We do have a video and audio stream to the Amazon devices from the Wyze camera. I am reading now that they require the Wyze Cam v2 and Wyze Cam Pan. I used this Wyze site for more information. Hoping this helps!

  4. 11.7.19
    CK said:

    I can’t think of a better set of instructions to show my husband if we ever need to replace our current monitor (it’s held together by packing tape, so….)

  5. 11.8.19
    Heather said:

    This is so cool! Would this work on our amazon firestick on the tv?

    • 11.8.19
      Sarah said:

      It does! We use this feature often just for a quick check in.

  6. 5.22.20
    Katina Morrison said:

    I have the WyZe cam set up on my echo 5. My only issue is that. It doesn’t stay on. It goes back to the main menu of devices after like 5-10 mins…