What changed in the Arlo Smart subscription plans?

The new Arlo Smart subscription plans provide a more flexible and customizable experience. With an Arlo Smart Premier or Elite subscription, you can record in 2K or 4K video quality to the Arlo cloud, activate advanced object detection settings, receive rich notifications on your mobile device, and more. This means that you no longer have to purchase a premium video recording (PVR) subscription for each 2K and 4K camera in your Arlo system.

You can purchase an Arlo Smart Premier or Elite subscription in a 5-camera bundle or for a single camera. And you can mix and match Arlo Smart Premier and Elite subscriptions to suit your Arlo system setup.

What changed?

The following changes were made to the Arlo Smart subscription plans:

  • Arlo Smart Premier. Purchase a multi-camera or single-camera plan to activate Arlo Smart features and record with up to 2K video resolution.
  • Arlo Smart Elite. Purchase a multi-camera or single-camera plan to activate Arlo Smart features and record with up to 4K video resolution.
  • No subscription. If you have a legacy Arlo camera (Arlo Wire-Free, Pro, Pro 2, Go, Q, Q Plus, or Baby), you will continue to have free 7-day rolling cloud recording on up to five legacy cameras. If you have an Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, or Video Doorbell, you can live stream on an unlimited number of cameras.
  • Premium video recording (PVR). PVR was removed. You no longer need a PVR subscription to record in 2K or 4K video resolution.

Note: The continuous video recording (CVR) subscription plan has not changed.

Arlo Smart Premier

With an Arlo Smart Premier subscription, you can record to the Arlo cloud with up to 2K video resolution on 1 camera or 5 cameras. Your clips save to the Arlo library for up to 30 days after recording. If you have more than 5 cameras, you can add a single-camera plan for each additional camera at half the original price. For more information, see the Worldwide Service Plan Pricing section.

Arlo Smart Elite

With an Arlo Smart Elite subscription, you can record to the Arlo cloud with up to 4K video resolution on 1 camera or 5 cameras. Your clips save to the Arlo library for 30 days after recording. If you have more than 5 cameras, you can add a single-camera plan for each additional camera at half the original price. For more information, see the Worldwide Service Plan Pricing section.

No subscription

If you have an Arlo Pro 2, Pro, Go, Wire-Free, Q, Q Plus, or Baby camera, you will continue to have all the benefits that were included with the purchase of your camera. This includes free rolling 7-day cloud recording, live streaming, 2-way audio, local storage, and activity zones on up to 5 cameras.

Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, and Video Doorbell come with a free Arlo Smart trial. When the trial expires, you have the option to purchase an Arlo Smart subscription. Without an Arlo Smart subscription, you can still add up to 5 cameras to your Arlo account, live stream, and receive motion and audio notifications.

Worldwide Service Plan Pricing

When you add a single-camera subscription to a multi-camera subscription, the price of the single-camera subscription is half off. For example, if you have a multi-camera Arlo Smart Premier subscription, and you want to add a sixth camera, you can purchase a single-camera Arlo Smart Premier subscription for half off the listed price.