The Nanit is regarded as one of the best baby monitors on the market, and with good reason too. The company is always looking to the latest technology to expand the functionality of its baby monitor. In recent months, this has resulted in the Nanit being able to connect up to the Amazon Echo Show. The initial setup can be a bit difficult, so let our experts walk you through the process.
So, how do you view Nanit on an Echo Show?
To view your Nanit device on the Echo show you will have to download the skill from the Alexa store. It is 100% free to download. Once it has been downloaded, you can go through the initial setup process. Using voice commands, you will be able to access your baby’s monitor whenever you have the Echo Show with you.
Let us go into a bit more depth on this. This way, you will know exactly how to control your Nanit with your Echo Show, as well as a few of the limitations of using the Echo Show as a secondary baby monitor. Our experts have a lot of information to share with you here. All you need to do is read on.
How to View Nanit on Echo Show?
Being able to see your Nanit on the Echo Show is a lot easier than you may think.
You will need both a Nanit and an Amazon account. Although, since you likely already have both devices, then you likely already have the required login details. Don’t worry if you have two-factor authentication on your Nanit account. When you install the Echo Show skill, you will be setting the device up in such a way that it does not require two-factor authentication every time you want to see the video stream.
1. Install the Nanit Show Skill on your Echo Show
The first step is to install the Nanit Show skill. You can install this from your Echo Show. However, perhaps the quickest way is to ‘push’ the installation by funding the Nanit Show appl on the Amazon store and pushing it to your device. It is 100% free to enable.
2. Activate the skill on the Echo Show
To activate the skill on the Echo Show, you will need to navigate to the Alexa app. You can do this using the touchscreen and then selecting ‘Skills’.
Find the Nanit Show screen and activate it.
3. Go through the activation process
Once the Nanit Show skill has been activated, you will be prompted to log in to your Nanit Show account. If you have two-factor authentication, then at some point during the process you will be sent a text message. This is the same as if you normally log in to your Nanit account. You only have to enter this code once.
Once the set-up process has been completed, you are ready to use your Echo Show to view your Nanit.
4. Voice Commands
In order to view your Nanit on the Echo Show, you will need to say these words:
“Alexa, show me (name of camera)”
The camera will be the name that you have set-up in Nanit. Some people have an issue with Alexa being able to recognize the name of the camera. So, if you are struggling to see the camera on your Echo Show, then you may want to rename it to something slightly simpler.
Remember, you are only going to be able see the audio and the video feed of the Nanit here. You will not be able to interact with the child or see any of their sleep stats.
Can You Install the Nanit App on the Echo Show?
You cannot. While the Echo Show may look like your conventional tablet, it is a smart home device. The only way to interact with your Nanit through the Echo Show is with the Alexa skill.
Is the Nanit App Different from the Alexa Skill?
If you have access to a cellphone or a tablet computer, the Nanit app is going to have a lot more features than the Alexa skill offers. This includes the ability to track the sleep patterns for your child, use two-way audio, etc. So, the Nanit app is a lot more fully-featured. Although, of course, since it is not going to be tied to a voice command you are going to have a tough time loading it up.
Do You Need to have an Internet Connection to see the Nanit on your Echo Show?
If you are getting your Nanit set up for the first time, you are going to need an internet connection. Sadly, there is no way that you can get around this.
Once you have your Nanit and Echo Show set up, you do not need an active internet connection. All you need to do is make sure that the Nanit and the Echo Show are connected up to the same Wi-Fi network and you should be fine.
The one issue that you may have, however, is the fact that the Nanit has several features that require a connection to the Nanit servers. These are, mostly going to be the insight features i.e. the ones that you pay for a subscription to. If you want access to those features, then you are going to need to ensure that both the Nanit and the Echo show need a continuous connection to the internet.
Can the Nanit on an Echo Show Be Hacked?
There is a reason why the Nanit is one of the highest-rated baby monitors on the market. It is regarded as incredibly safe.
We know that there are people out there that are a little bit worried that other people will be able to hack into their Echo Show and be able to watch the Nanit. However, we can assure you that the chances of this happening are virtually nil. The Nanit really is one of the most secure products on the market. Couple this with Amazon technology and the only people that are going to be watching that video will be the ones that you want to watch the video.
The Echo Show is one of the best ways to view your Nanit’s camera. It is easy to get the system set up, and in mere seconds you will have instant access to your Nanit cameras, no matter where you are in your home.