How do I connect my Arlo cameras to the Google Assistant app?

When you connect Arlo to a Google Assistant device, you can receive alerts and view a live feed directly from your voice assistant device.

Note: You might experience some delay when live streaming through a third-party voice assistant system.

What you need

To use your Arlo cameras with Google Assistant, you need to have the following devices and apps set up:

  • At least one of the following compatible Arlo cameras:
    • Arlo Ultra series
    • Arlo Essential Video Doorbell series
    • Arlo Essential wire-free series
    • Arlo Pro series
    • Arlo Wire-Free, Go
    • Arlo Baby, Q Plus, Q
  • A Google Home Hub, a Chromecast device, a TV with Chromecast, or a media player with Chromecast
  • The Google Assistant app on your mobile device
    Note: The Google Assistant app is included with most Android devices, but you can also download it from the Apple App Store on iOS devices.

Note: If you have a voice-enabled speaker that you plan to use with the Google Assistant, set up that device before continuing.

Connect Arlo to Google Assistant

To connect your Arlo cameras to the Google Assistant app:

  1. Launch the Google Assistant app.
    Make sure you are on the home page.
  2. Tap the + icon (Add).
  3. Tap Set up Device > Have something already set up?.
  4. Select the Arlo icon from the list of device options.
    Note: You can search for Arlo or scroll down until you find Arlo on the list of devices.
  5. Sign in with your Arlo account.
    Your Arlo camera is added to Google Assistant.
  6. To test your camera, say “Hey Google, show [name of room where camera is placed] on [name of Google device].”
  7. To end the stream, say “Hey Google, stop [name of Chromecast device].”

For more information about the Google Assistant, including instructions for creating device nicknames, creating shortcut commands, and assigning devices to rooms, visit Google Assistant Help: Control smart home devices.