Supported Alexa Devices


Supported Alexa Devices

Monocle enables you to view RTSP/RTP camera streams from your private network cameras with Alexa video-enabled devices such as:

Alexa Device Notes Max Resolution Monocle Gateway
Amazon Echo Show®
(2nd generation)
Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution 4K Optional
Amazon Echo Show®
(1st generation)
Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution 4K Optional
Amazon Echo Spot® Supports camera streams up to Full HD 1080P (1920x1080) resolution. 1080P Optional
Amazon Fire TV®
(2nd generation)
Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution. 4K Optional
Amazon Fire TV®
(3rd generation)
Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution.
Requires the Monocle Gateway service.
4K Required
Amazon Fire TV Cube® Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution.
Requires the Monocle Gateway service.
4K Required
Amazon Fire TV Stick®
(2nd and 3rd generation)
Supports camera streams up to Full HD 1080P (1920x1080) resolution. 1080P Optional
Amazon Fire Tablet®
(7th generation and later)
Supports camera streams up to 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution. 4K Optional
Toshiba 4K Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition Supports camera streams up to Full HD 1080P (1920x1080) resolution.
Requires the Monocle Gateway service.
1080P Required

Known Issues

The Amazon FireTV 4K (3rd generation), Amazon FireTV Cube and Toshiba 4K Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition each require using the Monocle Gateway service to work.

The Monocle Gateway service is required because the latest Amazon Alexa enabled devices implement further restrictions and only permit RTSP connections from these devices to camera endpoints over encrypted (TLS) transport layer and only permitted to connect on port 443 using fully qualified domain names with valid a SSL certificate. These rigid requirements make it near impossible for most IP cameras to work directly with Alexa devices and thus the Monocle Gateway service acts as a bridge by fulfilling these requirements and enabling communications with your local IP cameras.

The Monocle Gateway is available now for BETA testing.
Please see: https://forum.monoclecam.com/category/6/monocle-gateway


Known Limitations

The Amazon Echo Spot, FireTV Stick and Toshiba 4K Smart LED TV - Fire TV Edition are limited to streaming IP camera video resolutions at 1080P (1920x1080) and below.


Current Prices for Alexa Devices