If you have an Echo Show or Echo Spot, it can be paired with a compatible Wi-Fi cam to bring up the video feed on the display. If you’re in the market for a Wi-Fi cam and want it to work with Alexa, here are the best ones for the job
Amazon Cloud Cam ($119)
If you’re already knee-deep into the Amazon smarthome ecosystem and want to start equipping your home with Wi-Fi cams that are compatible with Alexa, you really can’t go with Amazon’s own Cloud Cam.
There’s really nothing too special about it compared to the competition, but seeing that it’s Amazon’s own concoction, you’ll know right off the bat that you’re getting the best seamless integration with it and your Echo devices.
It’ll work great with your Echo Show or Echo Dot, and it comes with night vision, And two-way talk. Plus, as with all cameras on this list, it’ll record in full 1080p HD.
It comes with 24 hours of video storage, but if you need more than that (as well as some more advanced features, you can upgrade to a subscription that will give you person detection (as opposed to just typical motion detection), as well as motion zones.
An Outdoor Option: Logitech Circle 2 ($179)
It’s a bit more expensive, but if you’re looking for Wi-Fi cam that you can set outside, Logitech’s Circle 2 is a great option.
As with the Amazon Cloud Cam, it comes with all the necessary features, like night vision, two-way audio, 1080p HD video recording, free 24 hours of storage, and more. However, the Circle 2 comes with some unique features, like a smart time-lapse feature, HomeKit support, a wide 180-degree field of view, and weatherproofing.
The Circle 2 can run a bit more expensive than a lot of other Wi-Fi cams, but the weatherproofing alone makes it a great option if you prefer to have some Wi-Fi cams mounted outside to monitor your yard or your front door.
More Free Storage: Arlo Q ($149)
If you’d rather prefer more storage for free, the Arlo Q is a nice alternative, since it comes with seven days of free video recording storage.
The Arlo Q doesn’t skimp on other features, though, which is good news—it has 1080p HD video, two-way talk, night vision, motion detection, and supports Alexa so that you can bring up the video feed on your Echo Show or Echo Spot.
However, the biggest feature with Arlo products is the generous free cloud storage for recordings, which provides seven days for free. It’s certainly one of my favorite features when it comes to the Arlo family of cameras.
Budget Option: Wyze Cam ($19)
For such a cheap camera, you’d think it wouldn’t have any notable features, but it does 1080p HD video and comes with night vision capabilities. It can even detect motion and send you alerts just like most other Wi-Fi cams that are five times the price.
Most importantly, it works with the Echo Show and Echo Spot, so you can bring up the video feed of your Wyze Cam whenever you want. Not bad for a $20 camera.