Netgear is rolling out a new update to their Arlo smart cam devices that brings support for Google Assistant to them. Now you will be able to issue commands like, “Hey Google, show me the front door on the living room tv” and you will be able to see that camera’s view on your Chromecast enabled TV. You can also view the camera feeds remotely on your phone.
If this functionality sounds familiar, it should. Essentially it is the exact same way that Google’s own Nest products work and interact with Google Assistant. Now consumers have a choice in products but don’t sacrifice functionality.
The update to the Arlo smart cams is rolling out on the following models:
- Arlo Pro 2
- Arlo Pro
- Arlo Go
- Arlo Q
- Arlo Q Plus
- Arlo Baby
In order to get your Arlo cameras working with Google Assistant, you will need to set it up in the Google Assistant or Google Home app on your phone. In the Google Home app, open the menu and go to Home control. Then tap the blue FAB (Floating Action Button) to add a device. Search for Arlo and you can go through the setup wizard to get things configured.
Arlo cameras are sold through a wide range of retailers including Amazon.