I recently got an Alexa and two V2’s just to work as baby monitors and apart from some problems yesterday with connecting to the cameras I haven’t had an issue but it seems like Alexa will time out the camera stream. The camera will stay on the show’s screen for 5 minutes or so and then it’ll go back to running the home screen. I checked for settings in both the Alexa and Wyze app but don’t see anything about continuing a live stream. Is there any solution to this problem other than asking Alexa to show me the camera every five minutes?
As would we all. But a better option for you might be the app called “TinyCam Pro”. It’s $3.99, and runs on Android, Amazon tablets, Fire TV, and probably iOS.
It has a baby monitor mode that lets you watch without sound, until a threshold is reached, at which point sound is turned on. You set the threshold yourself. So you can run it at night and not wake up unless your baby cries, for example.
We bought the Alexa show and Wyze cam combo for specifically for monitoring the front door but this time out issue is a problem. I have the Wyze app on my iPhone and I can the live stream indefinitely so the timeout issue must be a Alexa problem!? We need a fix for this. Thanks.
Sorry, don’t agree with you. When you say, “That is why they purposely set a time limit on live viewing.” I assume you mean WYZE, but that is not accurate as I mentioned, I can stream continuously, no time outs using an iphone or my Samsung tablet. It is only the Alexa Show that times out. I would be interested to hear from a network expert and have them explain how much traffic goes to WYZE or Amazon as opposed to staying within my own private WiFi. I am sure that the viewing device plays part in all of this, the live stream on my iphone is real time but the Samsung tablet stream is delayed by approx. 15 seconds.
So, if I understand you correctly, Alexa Show acquires the video stream differently than my iphone or Samsung? This is an important issue for us as we need continuous live stream of our front door as we have many health professionals coming to our door throughout the day, so I need to find a solution that will work.