How To Add Arlo Cameras To Google Home – Android Headlines
Arlo is easily one of the best smart home camera makers on the planet and one of the best features of its cameras is how they can be used when linked up to the Google smart home ecosystem. Namely, via Google Home.
But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy task to accomplish, particularly if you aren’t well versed in the deeper settings of the Google Home app. So this guide takes a closer look at how you can link your Arlo account — and any associated cameras or other gadgets that are compatible — with Google Home.
What exactly does this do?
In terms of what you’ll get out of linking Arlo and Google Home, the results will vary. That is, depending on which devices you link.
With cameras, you’ll have ready access via voice or Google Home devices and apps. That includes control for checking the cameras and interacting with some key controls. You’ll also get access to notifications and alerts you’ve set up from your cameras. That means that you won’t have to pull your phone out all of the time. Or at least not if you happen to be near an Assistant-enabled display, for instance.
That helps your Google Home products, such as the Nest Hub or your Google Home app, function more efficiently as a single-point access hub for your entire smart home.
Here’s how you can add Arlo-branded cameras to your Google Home ecosystem
Now, before performing this setup, you will need to first set up your Arlo cameras using the Arlo app. That’s a process in its own right. But that will ensure that first, you have an Arlo account and, second, that you have cameras associated with that account. That way, when you go to add your Arlo cameras to your Google Home ecosystem, you won’t have to wonder how it is that your cameras aren’t showing up.
You should also complete this process on a smartphone, tablet, or other app-enabled gadget using the same gadget that you have signed into the Arlo app with. That will make the process easier.
Once that’s complete, your next step will be to open the Google Home app itself. Then tap the “Plus” symbol at the top right-hand corner of the main page UI of that app. As shown in our sample image below.
Next, select the “Set up a device” option, located near the top of the resulting page.
Google will offer you options for adding a new device. You can add new devices made by Google or Nest using the first option. Or any device that comes in a box labeled “Seamless Setup with the Google Home App.”
But to add your Arlo cameras to Google Home, you’ll need to learn to follow a different set of steps. So select “Works with Google” to link up your existing devices or accounts.
The result will be a page labeled “Home control.”
On that page, is a list of services supported by Google Home. It’s an extensive list that includes any account-associated brand that’s compatible with Google Home to any extent. And that means it can take a not-insignificant length of time to navigate and scroll through. So, instead, we’ll perform a search for the appropriate service. As should always be the first thing you try when navigating …….