Arlo Video Doorbell adds Google Assistant to the mix

You can now get notifications and see footage on your Google Home devices

Arlo Video Doorbell adds Google Assistant
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Good news Arlo Video Doorbell users - you can now sync up your smart doorbell with the Google Assistant.

Until recently, it was an Alexa only affair for Arlo's flagship doorbell but now Google Home setups can receive notifications, initiate routines and view video footage on devices like the Nest Hub Max.

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To get all this going you simply need to use the Google Home app to sync your Arlo account and add the Video Doorbell as a device. If you've already got an Arlo smart security camera, you've probably already got your account singing and dancing with Google; the likes of the Arlo Pro 3 and Arlo Ultra were already Alexa and Google Assistant ambidextrous.

The Arlo Video Doorbell was announced at the end of last year and is the Netgear brand's answer to the likes of Ring and Nest. Arlo has been churning out top smart home cameras for the past few years.

The Arlo Video Doorbell has a 1:1 aspect ratio with a square feed – so it shows more of the person standing at your threshold. It also boasts HDR and video resolution is an impressive 1536 x 1536 – so you should get top-notch visuals.

The standard stuff is on the features list: get motion alerts, smartphone notifications when someone rings and the ability to talk two-ways.

It’s a wired doorbell, so you’ll need to have an existing mechanical or digital chime set up to feed power to the bell unit itself. That’s a dealbreaker for anyone without that wiring in place, who will clearly opt for something like the new Ring Video Doorbell 3 over the excruciating process of adding wiring into your home.

The Arlo Video Doorbell costs $149.99.


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