In this article, I show how to connect Yi camera to Alexa.
Make sure you meet the following requirement:
- The Yi camera app security is installed
- You have a Yi camera security account
- The Yi camera is connected with your account
- The Amazon Alexa app is installed on your mobile
- You have an Amazon Alexa account
- You have an Echo Spot, Echo Show or Fire TV
As long as you have all these requirements, you can move to the next step and install the Alexa skill that allows the communication to Yi camera.
Install the Alexa Skill for the Yi camera
Use an easy-to-pronounce name for your Yi camera so Alexa can understand your voice commands to show the camera on the devices.
Avoid using special characters and long names.
Here are some good examples of camera names
- Front door
- Back door
- Front gate
To install the Yi Skill, open the Alexa app, and follow the steps.
- Select the menu icon
- Click on "Skills and Games"
- Search for "Yi Home Camera"
- Click on "Enable to use"
- Log in to your Yi account
- Click on "Discover devices"
- Check if Alexa found your device
See the pictures below that illustrate the process...
Open the Alexa App...
Click the "hamburger"menu.
Click The Skill and Games button.
Search for the Alexa Skill "Yi Home Camera" and enable it.
Log in to the account.
Click to allow Alexa to discover the device...
Check what Alexa found by clicking "Camera" button
And here you can see all you cameras.
This process is straightforward, and you should have the Yi camera working with Alexa in less than 5 minutes.
Are you ready to ask Alexa to display video from the camera?
How to use Alexa voice commands
Since Alexa is connected to your Yi account, you give use voice commands to ask "Alexa, show front door" and the voilá, the camera shows up on the device.
Yi cameras are compatible with Alexa, and you can easily link the accounts as long as you follow the instructions from this article.
And now you know how to connect Yi camera to Alexa.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 16+ experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems.