Fire Tablet - Device Dashboard

I did a search on the forums but could not find this specific topic but I just came across “Device Dashboard” on one of my Fire Tablets.

I bought a couple of Fire Tablets when on sale awhile back to replace an old outdated intercom system in my house (seemed faster and more fun than patching intercom box holes with textured walls, just slap a tablet over it and call it a day) then… I lost interest trying to setup Tinycam and Action Tiles… fast forward to today and I was playing with TinyCam a little bit having some extra fee time for the holidays and my Fire Tablet updated and all of the sudden there was a new icon in the menu bar, click on it, and low and behold… It’s exactly what I was trying to do with action tiles awhile back ago. Looks like it came out in October-ish

It has a a nice UI, and runs really smooth so far, and quasi editable. I don’t have a lot of time with it but thought I would share that it’s even there for those who didn’t know either.

If you have used it I am curious as to your experience with it - Good and Bad.

Thank You

#Couple Articles:

https://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-fire-tablets-gain-new-smart-home-dashboard/

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Is that within the Alexa app or a separate application? I don’t seem to have it on my FireHD or its Alexa app.

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It’s on the Fire Tablet OS. Mine (Fire HD 8 8thGen) is currently running 7.3.1.7 Build 0019227152516

I did read in one of the above articles that it is only available on newer models
" it’s only available on newer Amazon tablets, like the 2018 Fire HD 8, 2019 Fire 7, 2019 Fire HD 10, and 2020 Fire HD 8"

I’m at the same major revision level as of 12/20. Mine is an HD 8 10th Generation that I purchased directly from Amazon a few months ago.

I even checked the Amazon App Store on the device and searched with no relevant results. It was disturbing, however, that in doing so I suddenly got a message that Zoom Cloud Meetings had failed to install - I did not request that app nor was I searching for it.

I have been scouring the web even Amazon’s support pages :cold_face: and cannot find a way to turn on/install/add.
The most I am getting is if you have a compatible device you would just get it (pushed in Oct), and it sounds as if you have a compatible device.

As mentioned, my tablet did an upgrade and restarted and poof there is was, and I haven’t touched this device since maybe late September and I purchased it in March.

I renamed the post accordingly to Fire Tablet Device Dashboard.

I’ll keep poking around but I think it’s either you are in or you are out

And of course as I am testing it I forgot there is an issue with Amazon devices connecting to WYZE cameras at the moment. My V2, V3 and Pan Cams have been spotty with connecting over my Amazon devices and the WCO cameras just get a “not sure what went wrong error when trying to connect”

But I can control my WYZE thermostats directly from the tile…

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Ah, never mind. I followed your AFTV link to learn I just needed to click the icon on the lower left. I hadn’t even noticed it there before! I mostly use this for TinyCam Pro full screen.

Might have also helped I’d I paid attention to your circled screenshot. :frowning:

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Yea, it does not show multi cameras streaming at the same time but a tile to “bring it up” but… I can see my WYZE Plugs and other random smart plugs, WYZE Bulbs, WYZE Cameras, Martin and Jerry Switches and other IoT devices all on the device dashboard.

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First impressions.

  1. This should have been included in the Alexa app forever; no reason not to.

  2. It depends on Alexa skills so it’s as slow as every other “show me” command and suffers the same viewing control limits and time limits.

  3. Basic switch controls seem to be there.

  4. My non-Wyze camera won’t come up.

  5. My Wyze cameras came up the first time. The second time I tried, Alexa spoke an error message and the app completely crashed, returning to the home screen.

I relaunched TinyCam Pro and I’m not looking back. :slight_smile:

Thanks in any case for the info.

For sure…
Yea… there is an Amazon viewing WYZE cameras issue ATM… Oh wait… we chatted about it in another thread :slight_smile:
I have had little luck with TinyCam and I have the pro version. They add just fine, work for as second then bomb out on me.

I don’t have that on m fire tablet

My old Fire Tablet (generation 7) is going to be retired. I want to know if people are able to view a new Fire Tablet (along with Device Dashboard) to monitor all the Wyze cams. I’ve 4 outdoor cams, 1 v2 cam and 1 pan camera. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I intend to purchase a new tablet. I’m trying to decide if I should get a Fire Tablet or a regular Android Tablet. If Fire Tablet can work well and constantly show at least one Wyze cams (without going to sleep), I’ll go with the Fire Tablet.

Yes. I tweaked it a bit to keep it awake and sideload apps and disable lockscreen etc. but my Fire HD8 works fine as an always-on console using either the Wyze app or TinyCam or TinyCam Pro. I even have it serving streams to browsers with TinyCam’s web server feature, and saving detection clips to local “DVR” storage, etc.

Optional "show mode* (it can act like an Echo Show) is a nice bonus but I don’t use it. Real Android functions are much more interesting.

Hi “Customer”. Thank you for the feedback! Are you saying the following?

  1. Wyze app is available on Fire Tablet OS without side loading it?
  2. Once Wyze app is installed, i can have it always on (without lockscreen)?

Thank you again!

  1. Nope. You have to sideload.

  2. Yes. If you tweak the tablet.

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Thank you for the guidance! I assume that continuous streaming will work on a regular Android Tablet. I think I’ll go with that for now. Maybe when Wyze team makes it a native app, I’ll consider a Fire tablet in the future

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Install the “Fully” Kiosk Browser on your fire tablet. the instructions are available on sites that describe how to install ActionTiles. The Fully Kiosk Browser has settings that will keep your tablet from going to sleep or be activated by motion sensors, etc.