Amazon has announced new features for its home security camera, Cloud Cam, as well as updates to the Echo Show and Echo Spot, according to Android police. Now you can check the live view of Cloud Cam from a computer, where previously it was only available through the application. In addition, you can use the command "Alexa, activate [camera name]" to turn on your Cloud Cam.
These are small but incredibly useful additions. Many other security cameras already offer the possibility of watching live streams online, and it seems strange that Cloud Cam has launched with Alexa commands to allow you to switch between several rooms, but not one to simply activate it. Four months after the launch of the device, now you can.
The Amazon changelog also mentions a couple of updates for the Echo Show and Echo Spot. They now support two-way audio, such as a walkie-talkie, and users can choose to receive motion detection alerts / person on any Echo device. These alerts will appear on the screen at the Echo Show and Echo Spot, and as a green light ring on the Echo and Echo Dot. The frequency of these notifications can be adjusted within the Cloud Cam application and played by asking, "Alexa, what are my notifications?" Or "Alexa, play my notifications".