Alexa Motion Announcements

Motion Announcements allow your Alexa-enabled devices to announce when motion is detected by one of your Blink cameras.

Turn on Motion Announcements

To turn on Motion Announcements:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap Devices in the bottom right-hand corner.
  2. Tap Cameras.
  3. Tap the Blink camera you wish to use for Alexa interaction.
  4. Tap  in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. Turn on Motion Announcements.

Note: Your Blink system must be armed for Motion Announcements to work.

Motion Announcements will not work if: 

  • Your Blink system is disarmed.
  • You are using Indoor (1st Gen) and XT cameras.

Alexa will continue announcing events even if you have turned on Snooze notifications for your camera or system. To turn off Alexa Motion Announcements, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Alexa app.
  2. Go to Settings > Device Settings.
  3. Select the device you want to stop the announcements for.
  4. Under ANNOUNCEMENTS, turn off Motion Announcements.

If you want Alexa to resume announcing motion notifications, you must turn on Motion Announcements in the Alexa app (Settings > Device Settings > Announcements > turn on Motion Announcements).

Using Motion Detection in Alexa Routines

You can trigger an Alexa routine when motion is detected by one of your Blink cameras or doorbell.

To learn more, visit Alexa Routines.

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