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

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Posted 7th Jan
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
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.
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.
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?
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
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.

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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.
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?
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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