Blue Iris with Alexa?

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  1. MOD220

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    Hey guys, I don't see a search option so thought I'd have to make a post...Just installed 5 Reolink Cameras, a PC, and Blue Iris yesterday. Everything appears to be working well, one thing I noticed in BI was a section for "Alexa" integration, was curious what this was about? Not sure if it is to do voice control, or (hopefully), BI can be viewed from Amazon products (Fire, Show, etc.)...Any insight?
     
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    bob2701 Pulling my weight

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    thanks, I had my screen pretty small and didn't even notice the font, will try searching (but still open to help of course!)
     
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    Dasstrum IPCT Contributor

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    The alexa integration is limited right now. You can change profiles, stop recording and send a PTZ to presets with Alexa... that's about it.
     
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    Camit Pulling my weight

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    Don’t waste your time with the Alexa, BI has a mobile app which can do tons more, also don’t waste your time with reolink ;)
     
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    He's not saying he isnt using the mobile app, just asking what BI will do with Alexa.

    I agree with the Reolink statement as they are not the best cameras for the money but again hes not asking for a opinion on the cameras he bought
     
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    there is some info in the BI help file about Alexa.