Wait, Does Arlo Work With Google Home?
Ok, Google. How do I connect Arlo Cameras with Google Home? Your questions, answered.
Ok, Google. Show me my Arlo Driveway Camera. Hey, Google. Dim the lights. Ok Google, turn off the hallway cameras.
These are just a few of the helpful voice commands you can use when connecting Arlo products with Google Home.
The Google brand is a familiar face for many homeowners. Google Home is a line of smart speakers including the original Google Home, Google Home Hub, Google Home Mini, and more. The Google Home product line, marketed under the Google Nest Brand, includes smart home devices like the Nest Thermostat, Nest Aware, and Nest Cams.
With a personal Google Assistant built right in, Google Home can instantly answer informational queries, set timers, manage your calendar, tell you the weather, and even control your Arlo Home Security System.
Do Arlo cameras work with Google Home, and what benefits are there to connecting the two technologies? Google Home allows you to stream video from your video doorbell or camera from any compatible smart device. Whether you’re looking for a wired or wireless product to integrate into your home, let’s explore how to set up your Google Home connection today.
Yes, you can connect Arlo to Google Home. Arlo devices work seamlessly with your smart home. You can receive alerts and manage your home security using your favorite smart devices. When you create your Arlo Google Home connection, you can:
Yes, you can easily connect Arlo cameras to Google Home. To set up your Arlo Google Home properly, you’ll need one or more compatible Arlo devices and the Google Home Hub or Chromecast device. Don’t forget to download both the Google Home and Arlo apps from the app store.
There are a few Arlo cameras to choose from that work with Google Home, but all are excellent choices:
What doorbell cameras are compatible with Google Home? Both of the following Arlo video doorbells are compatible with Google Home:
Using these three devices and apps, your house’s new security features will be up, running, and connected to your phone on the go. While the Arlo Base Station is optional, we highly recommend installing one, as it will help streamline your video and make it easily available for perusal.
Your saved video recordings will not be as secure if you only connect to your local Wi-Fi; anyone with your password could potentially have access to these private recordings.
Once you’ve set up the Arlo Secure App, Google Home app, and Google Assistant on your phone or tablet, you’re ready to connect with Google Home. Let’s explore how to set up all of your Arlo devices with Google Home in a few simple steps.
First, you’ll need to download and install the Google Home app if you haven’t already. Then, you can add a new device to the system. Pro tip: Make sure you have downloaded the Arlo Safe or Secure app before proceeding to Step 2. Make sure your new Arlo security camera or doorbell is on and fully discoverable.
Once the Google Home app is installed, you’re ready to add your preferred Arlo device to the system. Tap the “+” button. Click on the first choice you see, which should read “Set Up Device.”
Then, select “Have something already set up”. You should now see “Arlo” appear on screen. Select this choice.
If you’re already an Arlo user, simply log in to your Arlo account using your Arlo email and password. If you’re new to the Arlo family, download the Arlo Secure App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store. After putting your login information on the screen, Google will ask for access to your Arlo account. Hit the “Allow” button. Google will now start synchronizing all your Arlo devices.
Tap on each synchronized device as it appears on the screen. Carefully pick the rooms where you’d like to set up that device. If you are not able to link your Arlo Account in the Google Home app for any reason, be sure to unlink and then relink your My Arlo account.
Now, all your Arlo devices should be part of your new Arlo Google Home. You’re all set!