Extend duration of livestream via Alexa to more than 10 minutes

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#1

I found this note on the “How do I use my Wyze Cam with Amazon Alexa?” page:

  • The camera’s livestream will be displayed on your Amazon device for 10 minutes before it automatically stops. To continue streaming, repeat the voice command.
Request you extend that duration. Indefinitely is what I would prefer, but could live it being 24 hours.

 

Related notes / questions:

  • Does the data go to the cloud and back, or stay within my network? (The answer to this question could impact my desire to have it running 24 hours/day :-) )

Alexa integration - 10 minute limit
#2

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#3

I recently got an Alexa and two V2’s just to work as baby monitors and apart from some problems yesterday with connecting to the cameras I haven’t had an issue but it seems like Alexa will time out the camera stream. The camera will stay on the show’s screen for 5 minutes or so and then it’ll go back to running the home screen. I checked for settings in both the Alexa and Wyze app but don’t see anything about continuing a live stream. Is there any solution to this problem other than asking Alexa to show me the camera every five minutes?


#4

So the integration with Amazon Alexa is interesting (in spite of the connection issues). But what is the reason for the ten minute limit? I can’t make sense of that.


#5

Good question I would like to know also


#6

Does anybody from Wyzecam monitor these forums? Why do I have to keep reconnecting my Fire tablet every ten minutes? It greatly reduces the advantage of having Alexa integration, imo.


#7

I would love to figure out how to turn off the 10 min limit. I’m trying to use a WYZE cam and an Echo Spot as a baby monitor


#8

As would we all. But a better option for you might be the app called “TinyCam Pro”. It’s $3.99, and runs on Android, Amazon tablets, Fire TV, and probably iOS.

It has a baby monitor mode that lets you watch without sound, until a threshold is reached, at which point sound is turned on. You set the threshold yourself. So you can run it at night and not wake up unless your baby cries, for example.

Search YouTube for set up instructions.


#9

The bulk of the data stays within your local network.


#10

It is my understanding that this is an inherent limitation of the Alexa API.