As a bird enthusiast, you may already have a bird box camera installed in your garden to watch the daily activities of your feathered friends. But have you ever thought about upgrading it to work with Amazon Alexa? With this new feature, you can easily control your bird box camera with your voice and get real-time updates on your bird’s activities. In this blog, we will introduce you to our new WiFi bird box camera, which is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A step-by-step guide is also included to show you how to install this bird box camera in minutes!
Why Do You Need a Bird Box Camera that Works with Alexa?
A bird box camera that is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can revolutionize your birdwatching experience. You can easily control the camera with your voice and stream live feed from the birdhouse directly to your Alexa or Google Home-enabled devices, such as the Echo Show or Fire TV, while bypassing any wired service. The integration of voice assistants enables you to control the camera through simple voice instructions, like “Alexa, turn on the audio”. With this bird box camera, you can easily monitor your bird’s behavior, nesting habits and feeding patterns in real-time from the comfort of your home.
The hands-free interaction provides you with an unparalleled birdwatching experience without worrying about manually adjusting or checking the camera feed. Moroever, if you have other smart devices in your home controlled by Amazon Alexa, like smart lighting or thermostats, integrating the bird box camera with Alexa allows you to include it in automated routines or schedules. For instance, you could even set up a routine that automatically turns on the WiFi bird box camera on your TV in sync with sunrise and sunset hours to wake up to a chorus of singing birds!
Our fascination with nature and its inhabitants is timeless. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or simply appreciate the beauty of wildlife, this WiFi bird box camera opens up a whole new world right in your backyard. It offers high-definition video and audio streaming, allowing you to observe birds in real time, all from the comfort of your home. With its wireless connectivity, you can access and control the camera remotely through your smartphone or tablet. By connecting it to your Alexa-enabled device, you can even watch the live footage on your TV via simple voice commands.
With its compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant, it enables you to effortlessly access live footage through voice commands. Whether you’re comfortably seated indoors or busy with house chores, you can now multitask while staying updated with the comings and goings inside the birdhouse. Simply ask Alexa or Google Assistant to display the live video feed on your TV, and let the magic unfold before your eyes.
This WiFi bird box camera also allows you to watch and adjust the camera’s settings remotely on your smartphone or tablet (The official Green Backyard app is now available for Android and iOS devices). You can watch live videos anytime anywhere to stay engaged with your favorite birds even when you’re away from home, receive instant notifications as your feathered friend enters or exits the birdhouse and even review past recordings stored in the SD card. In addition, you can easily share access to your camera’s live feeds with your families by scanning the QR code.
Crystal Clear Image
Capturing nature’s beauty requires a wildlife camera that delivers impeccable visuals. The high-resolution color images produced by this bird box camera ensure that every intricate detail is vividly portrayed on your screen. Aided by an adjustable, wide-angle lens with a 120° field of view, you can now capture a broader perspective, allowing you to observe and study your feathered friends up close.
Stay Connected 24/7
Discovering the secrets of the night can be an extraordinary experience, and the WiFi bird box camera makes it possible. Equipped with invisible infrared LEDs, the camera guarantees clear and detailed footage even in complete darkness. Additionally, this WiFi bird box camera is IP66 waterproof and dust-proof. You can confidently install the camera outdoors, knowing it can withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow and extreme temperatures, ensuring 24/7 continuous recording.
How to Use (Step–by-Step Guide)
Before you begin, you will need a WiFi bird box camera that is Alexa-compatible and connected to the internet, an Amazon Alexa Show device, and the Alexa app installed on your phone or tablet.
Step 1: Install the Camera
The first step is to install the bird box camera inside the birdhouse. The camera comes with a mounting bracket that you can attach to the inside of the bird box. Once the bracket is securely in place, you can attach the camera to it.
Step 2: Connect the Camera to WiFi
The next step is to connect the camera to your WiFi network. To do this, you will need to download the Smart Life app (important!) and follow the instructions provided to add your camera to the app. Once the camera is connected to your WiFi network, you can access it from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet.
Note: The Green Backyard App is not compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant.
Step 3: Connect the Camera to Alexa
To connect the camera to Alexa, you will need to enable the skill on your Alexa app. Open the Alexa app on your phone and select “More” at the bottom right, then select “Skills & Games”. Next, search for “Smart Life” and Click “Enable To Use”. Now you will be re-directed to the prompt to “Link Smart life account with Alexa” and click “Agree and Link”. Once the skill is enabled, you can use your voice to control the camera. For example, you can ask Alexa to show you the live feed of your bird box or turn on the audio on your Fire TV.
Note: To display the footage on a Google TV, you need to download “Google Home” on your phone, select “Works with Google”, and the rest will be the same.
Step 4: Enjoy Birdwatching
Now that your bird box camera is set up, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy watching your birds. You can use your voice to control the camera and get real-time updates on your bird’s activities. Meanwhile, you can also use the app to access the camera from anywhere and share your birdwatching experience with your friends and family.