Purpose of the guide

This guide will show you how to link your 3rd Gen Green Feathers camera to an Amazon Alexa Show, so you can view the live feed of the camera by simply telling your Echo Show device to display it.


Before you begin

You will need a 3rd Gen Green Feathers camera that has been connected to the internet.

You will need an Amazon Alexa Show device.

You will need the Alexa app on your phone or tablet (Google Play or Apple App store), logged into your Amazon account.


This is an important step; we need you to send us your 'Device ID' so we can activate your camera. You can find this by opening the live feed of the camera(s) you want to activate, then opening the settings menu. Next select 'Device Information'. On that screen you will see the Device ID, a string of numbers and letters. You can hold your finger on the device ID and an option to copy that will appear. 


Now you need to create a support ticket, and send us the device ID. Make sure that the subject of your email begins with 'Amazon Activation' so we can see to your request quickly.


Background

Alexa devices use 'Skills' (comparable to a mobile phone app) to connect to smart devices like our cameras, allowing them to be controlled via the Alexa device. This is useful for many things, but in this case it's a very handy feature allowing you to view the live feed from your camera without having to open the app on your phone.


Let’s get started

Now that you have a 3rd Gen Green Feathers camera and Alexa Show device connected to your internet, we need to set up a Skill.


Open the Alexa app on your phone/tablet and select 'More' at the bottom right, then select 'Skills & Games':



Tap the search icon at the top right:



Now search for 'Smart Life' and tap on the icon when it appears:



Tap 'Enable to use':



Now you need to enter the email address that you used to register your Green Feathers account:


Now select 'Green Feathers', then select 'Link devices for this app account':



Now enter the password for your Green Feathers account:



Now finally, select 'Authorize', then on the next screen tap 'Close':



Now you will be able to say "Alexa, show camera", and the Alexa device will ask you to confirm the camera it will show. Alternatively you can use the specific name that you have assigned for the camera in the Green Feathers app. For example if you have assigned the name 'Bird box camera' then you can say "Alexa, stream bird box camera".


You can assign a name to the camera in the Alexa app, but this does not affect the name assigned in the Green Feathers app. 

You may find it useful to assign a simple name to the camera so it will be easily understood by the Alexa Echo Show.



Next Steps

We hope you have found this guide useful. If it has not answered your question you can see related articles on the right or raise a ticket.