Which Arlo Essential wire-free camera option should I select in the Arlo app during setup?

When you first set up your Arlo Essential wire-free camera, launch the Arlo app, and select Add New Device > Cameras > Arlo Essential. The Arlo app then asks you to select one of two camera setup options: Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera & Essential XL Spotlight Camera and Essential Camera.

In order for the Arlo app to successfully discover your camera, you must make sure that you select the correct camera option. If you don’t select the correct camera, your camera won't be discoverable by the Arlo app.

  • Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera & Essential XL Spotlight Camera. Select this option if you have an Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera (VMC2030) or an Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera (VMC2032). These camera models share the same app screens. The only difference between the two cameras is the extra length (XL) battery.
  • Essential Camera. Select this option if you have an Arlo Essential Camera (VMC2020).

Note: To find your camera’s model number (VMC2030, VMC2032, VMC2020), check the box that your camera came in. If you can’t find the box, visit What is the difference between the three Arlo Essential wire-free cameras?.

 

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