FWIW - I tested this twice today after reading your reported 30 second lag.
From the OK after the request to Alexa, the camera feed is live in 4 seconds on my system.
What are seeing with the bounce back to the home screen,then pulling Netgear screen is exactly what I see as well. Perhaps Network issue more than anything else?
I am sorry this is your experience, mine is totally different.
(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart)
And I got my show today! Finally! That my wife ordered for me!
Try saying: “Alexa, Off Screen” without Turn. I have had much better results / consistency with that phrase. And slow your speech slightly between off and screen so she doesn’t think you said offscreen.
@WB70 Apparently this is a known bug. If your Echo Show hears or answers a home automation command, it will not be able to turn off the screen for a minute or so. If you wait enough time, ‘Alexa screen off’ (or any other variation of the command) will work. I was told Amazon is trying to work on a fix.
The most compelling functionality in all of this is the one that’s still on the way. Amazon will also be adding smart home security camera functionality to the system, so users will be able to call up feeds from August, Netgear Arlo, Ring and others directly on the set. In a way, the integration lets a Fire TV-enabled set double as a big Echo Show. That’s currently listed as “coming soon.”
Very sad to see Google going this route. It’s one of the things I used to love about them. They didn’t compete solely by locking down the ecosystem. Very disappointed to see them falling into this trend as well.
They should focus on making Google home better and not trying to gimp other brands.
Think I will post a bad review on YouTube. Not likely to affect any real change but it’s the least I can do.
Article about the YouTube removal from the Echo Show.
Amazon Google made a change today around 3 pm. YouTube used to be available to our shared customers on Echo Show. As of this afternoon, Google has chosen to no longer make YouTube available on Echo Show, without explanation and without notification to customers. There is no technical reason for that decision, which is disappointing and hurts both of our customers.
Google We’ve been in negotiations with Amazon for a long time, working towards an agreement that provides great experiences for customers on both platforms. Amazon’s implementation of YouTube on the Echo Show violates our terms of service, creating a broken user experience. We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon.