Anyone got their Yi Camera(s) working on an Amazon Echo Show??

Posted 7th Jan 2020
Thinking of buying an Echo Show 8 - with one of the major uses being to view my Yi cameras. The Yi skill has very poor reviews and can't see any Youtube videos of it working - hence asking if anyone has attempted this and for their thoughts. TIA
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    Ooo would be interested if it works.
    My yi is 3 years old now and its very handy
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    I've got my Yi outdoor camera to show with the command "Alexa Show Camera" but it's not the best tbh. Once the live image shows on the Echo Show it's quite laggy & slow to refresh. Probably 10 or so seconds behind real time.
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    blobbyrob08/01/2020 16:42

    I've got my Yi outdoor camera to show with the command "Alexa Show Camera" …I've got my Yi outdoor camera to show with the command "Alexa Show Camera" but it's not the best tbh. Once the live image shows on the Echo Show it's quite laggy & slow to refresh. Probably 10 or so seconds behind real time.


    Thanks for that - a 10 second or so delay makes it not worth if for the use I intended. I've read other comments on the review of the skill that also mention lag/buffering - so think I'll pass for now.
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    blobbyrob08/01/2020 16:42

    I've got my Yi outdoor camera to show with the command "Alexa Show Camera" …I've got my Yi outdoor camera to show with the command "Alexa Show Camera" but it's not the best tbh. Once the live image shows on the Echo Show it's quite laggy & slow to refresh. Probably 10 or so seconds behind real time.


    Really struggling to get Alexa to find any of my Yi cameras. Any tips?
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    Its not actually setup yet for use in Europe, its only set up at the moment for USA - I looked into this. So hopefully it will work properly soon
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    deyoung5012/01/2020 18:08

    Really struggling to get Alexa to find any of my Yi cameras. Any tips?


    I have mine showing on the new Echo Show 8 although it does seem a little hit & miss.

    Which device do you have?
    Have you enabled the Yi Skill?
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    blobbyrob14/01/2020 09:05

    I have mine showing on the new Echo Show 8 although it does seem a little …I have mine showing on the new Echo Show 8 although it does seem a little hit & miss.Which device do you have? Have you enabled the Yi Skill?


    Show 8. But I’m in Europe as the user mentions above... does that make a difference?
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    deyoung5014/01/2020 09:06

    Show 8. But I’m in Europe as the user mentions above... does that make a d …Show 8. But I’m in Europe as the user mentions above... does that make a difference?


    Not sure tbh. Mine set up fine but I'm in the UK.
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    blobbyrob14/01/2020 09:11

    Not sure tbh. Mine set up fine but I'm in the UK.


    Sorry meant I’m in the UK too. I’ll have a read of that link. Thanks for your help. What camera are you successfully connecting to?
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    deyoung5014/01/2020 09:11

    Sorry meant I’m in the UK too. I’ll have a read of that link. Thanks for yo …Sorry meant I’m in the UK too. I’ll have a read of that link. Thanks for your help. What camera are you successfully connecting to?


    Yi Outdoor Camera 1080p. This one.

    amazon.co.uk/YI-…Q==
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    blobbyrob14/01/2020 09:16

    Yi Outdoor Camera 1080p. This …Yi Outdoor Camera 1080p. This one.https://www.amazon.co.uk/YI-Wireless-Weatherproof-Surveillance-Detection-H30/dp/B0776V3CG5/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1K7OT12I6LHBK&keywords=yi+outdoor+camera+1080p&qid=1578993221&sprefix=yi%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFISEEyR1ExOFlFNlMmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA3MjE5MzMyRFBWSzZHUkxLMUpMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5OTA2NTYyS05TQlNZSVpTNktGJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==


    That’s what I have too. How bizarre! Will keep playing.
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    I can get the skill to find all my camera's (I have the outdoor one, the 1080 swivel, and two 720 fixed cameras) but don't yet have a Show to prove they work.

    On my Yi account I also can see two other camera's Yi cameras that have been "shared" with me - but these are not shown as visible on the list of Alexa cameras.

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    I’m struggling to get Alexa to find my cameras. Any tips?
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    deyoung5014/01/2020 18:40

    I’m struggling to get Alexa to find my cameras. Any tips?


    I just enabled the skill then linked the yi account. Camera's appeared immediately but not able to test that it works as I don't have a Show.
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    Does the show only do live view for 10 minutes then stop?
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    deyoung5014/01/2020 18:40

    I’m struggling to get Alexa to find my cameras. Any tips?


    Did you ever get this working?
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    mentalx10318/04/2020 20:49

    I have it working


    Mine was. Now it won't find any of the cameras. Re enabled the skill on both Alexa and Google home neither find the cameras.
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    tjc200519/04/2020 02:28

    Mine was. Now it won't find any of the cameras. Re enabled the skill on …Mine was. Now it won't find any of the cameras. Re enabled the skill on both Alexa and Google home neither find the cameras.


    Reenabled as in removed it then re logged in to yi and changing the country to uk?
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    mentalx10319/04/2020 10:39

    Reenabled as in removed it then re logged in to yi and changing the …Reenabled as in removed it then re logged in to yi and changing the country to uk?


    Yeah tried all that
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    Connecting worked perfectly, I enabled the Yi Dome, added the Amazon skill, and it showed up on Echo Show right away,
    BUT the latency (lag) is horrible. 3-5 seconds. There is no delay between camera and Yi Cam App, so the delay is on the Amazon Show side.
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    Sean_Johnsonx3901/05/2020 20:03

    Connecting worked perfectly, I enabled the Yi Dome, added the Amazon …Connecting worked perfectly, I enabled the Yi Dome, added the Amazon skill, and it showed up on Echo Show right away, BUT the latency (lag) is horrible. 3-5 seconds. There is no delay between camera and Yi Cam App, so the delay is on the Amazon Show side.


    I managed to get it working on my TV using a Fire TV device - agree re. the latency, I have a 7 second lag and occasioal buffering,
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    Van197301/05/2020 20:53

    I managed to get it working on my TV using a Fire TV device - agree re. …I managed to get it working on my TV using a Fire TV device - agree re. the latency, I have a 7 second lag and occasioal buffering,



    Was this through a web browser or is there a fire tv app? I'd like to say "alexa show my camera" and have my fire tv just show it
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    Mine was working but stopped this week tried removing and reenabling skill but still nada!
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