Wyze cam cannot be selected in Alexa Routine

I have few of wyze cameras and after adding them on alexa , some of them I can use in routines and some are not, why is that? also, I saw that on the one that I can use I see the option of person detection and on those that I cannot use in routines I dont see this option, why is that?
I have attached two files, on one camera you will see that there is option of person detection and on the second file you will see that this option is missing (and this is the camera which I cannot view in Routines)

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This is a recurring issue discussed in a couple of threads with possible workarounds (renaming devices, discovering) including

It’s not the problem I have mention.
I was talking about routines and not about showing live stream

Are you signed up for Cam Plus or Legacy Person Detection?

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No it’s the same problem - some Wyze cameras registering properly with Alexa – including Person Detection announcements and routine support – and others not registering properly with Alexa.

See @rvs007’s description at

You’re welcome. :wink:


And who should fix this? Amazon? Cause I don’t see how wyze can

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No. Read the posts by @Frederik in the first link I gave you. He is working with Amazon on the problem.

Great to hear. Any ETA?

Your issue is exactly mine! This morning I suddenly realized Alexa was no longer announcing Person Detection on my chosen alexa devices. I have only one camera that now has the choice of announcements - strangely being the Outdoor Cam. The other (3) cameras no longer list person detection announcements. (I did delete and add a camera back to alexa with no results) I wondered if it was the most recent camera firmware updates or software or something to do with legacy person detection. Following this for any fixes. Really liked that feature! Someone else mentioned this a few days on the facebook group and at the time I thought it was their issue…Nope…mine too.

Edit: I just stumbled across a solution on a Reddit post from 17 days ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/wyzecam/comments/j4l3ev/wyze_cams_not_being_recognized_as_person/g7m61ct?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 It was suggested to rename your wyze camera within the wyze app. Then go back to Alexa app - and search for that renamed device - I was then able to see the person detection announcement again. Tried for 2 of my cameras and working for now!! (Not sure for how long)

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