Arlo has underhandedly decided to sell off their old and outdated cameras on Black Friday to unsuspecting consumers. I am ashamed to say that despite doing my research, I am one of them. While I enjoy the cameras overall, I bought them for smart home integration. Primarily to integrate with google home. Unfortunately, since my cameras are not “Pro” this functionality does not work, and Arlo has refused to change that. These are literally the ONLY cameras in the Arlo arsenal not to have this functionality.
That’s where SmartThings was supposed to come in. All of the Arlo messages boards said to get SmartThings and that would bridge the gap, allowing for streaming to my Chromecast. Well unless I’ve missed a step, SmartThings is proving just as incapable.
The new app is clunky and very limited, but the old app will not function for me. I cannot see how to create integrations between google home and Arlo via SmartThings. Can anyone assist?
Please note that I am not a programmer, I have not written code since I was 13, and I do not have the technical skill set for that type of “fix”
I am using the new SmartThings WiFi hub, on iOS, with a Google Home mini, and the basic (not pro) Arlo Wire Free Cameras.