Hello IPCamTalk members,
I just wanted to introduce a new service and Alexa integration skill named Monocle.
Monocle is a gateway service that enables seamless integration of your private IP-based network cameras with smart home automation services such as Amazon Alexa®.
Monocle enables you to view any RTSP/RTP camera stream from your private network cameras with Alexa video-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV and Fire Tablets.
We are officially still in BETA, but welcome you to register today and kick the tires.
Amazon Alexa camera support is currently limited to IP cameras that support a RTSP stream with H.264 encoded video and AAC/G711 encoded audio.
Amazon Alexa devices seem to be incompatible with some cameras (namely Foscam and ReoLink cameras) when attempting to connect direct from the Alexa device to the IP camera. We have a workaround that seems to get past this issue but will require you to run a small application on your local network to act as a bridge between the camera and Alexa device.