A smart device becomes smarter with its app and Arlo has launched its app on PC, Apple App store and on the Google Play store. This device makes it very easy to connect and protect the things that matter the most.
Moreover, using the Arlo security devices you can play recorded clips, stream live videos, and most importantly you can know and stay aware of what is going on around you. Fortunately, Arlo made doing these stuff easier by launching their Arlo PC app on September 4,2019.
Key Features of Arlo App
- Smart Doorbell
- Connect Multiple Cameras
- Can Store Image and Record Videos At a time
- Motion Detection
Whether it be PC or your phone, the Arlo app is too easy to install, which just occupies a tiny space of your device. This app has some unique features such as, ‘Person Detection’, ‘Vehicle Detection’, ‘Package Detection’ etc.
The app works great initially, but after a certain period of time I faced difficulty getting the notifications, and accessing the videos. Plus, it gets very slow to stream the live videos which is a little frustrating.
Feature of This App
There are some great features that increased the popularity of the Arlo app which you must know. So, here we present some of the excellent features of Arlo that one can enjoy after installing this app for Windows and Mac:
Connect Multiple Cameras
The Arlo app can connect to more than one camera with your PC. Here the surveillance is pretty good. Further, the video quality it presents as well on the feed is quite good.
The Audio Detection System
This app comes with a unique feature, that is the audio detection system. This system can detect unusual noise which will alert you of any unpleasant activities. Plus, the Arlo app uses the motion alert system in order to aware you.
Recording With Audio
If you want you can store or keep all the videos of the live feed and also at the same time these videos can be recorded with audio.
The Arlo app can be used as a smart doorbell as well (!). If needed this app will work with the camera and it will set it as a doorbell.
The Arlo app can also be used as an alarm. Interestingly, if you see any unwanted person, guest or strangers at your doorstep you can scare them away by setting up an alarm using the app.
Furthermore, there are few more basic features that the Arlo app contains, such as:
Can Store Image and Record Videos At a time
From the Arlo app you can easily store the images which are taken from the Arlo app and record videos at the same time. Thus, it is indeed a smart app.
Even if you are not at home, if you turn on the settings, the app starts recording automatically which will allow you to see what happened in your absence.
This app does not have any barriers on the recording, which means you can take unlimited recording(!)
I find this motion detecting feature of Arlo’s to be one of its best. This app can detect motion and instantly alerts you when it catches an err. or noise. Moreover, every time when something moves or makes loud noises around as well as near your camera you can get a notification.
How to install
As stated earlier, the Arlo app is very easy to install. Yet if you find it a bit difficult or if you don’t know how to install it, then all you need to do is read the instructions below and do it accordingly.
Step-1: Firstly, you need to download the emulator on your PC in order to install it. I have used BlueStacks and I suggest you to use it too, as it is available and easy to operate.
Step-2: Once you finished downloading the emulator, you need to verify your Gmail ID. There is no other option than verifying the ID in order to open the emulator.
Step-3: Then the next step is to click on the emulator and open it. At the beginning the emulator takes a few minutes to launch, so don’t worry.
Step-4: Then once the emulator opens, go to the search box in order to search for the app. Type the name of the app, that is “Arlo for PC” in the search box then hit the enter.
Step-5: After this, you will be redirected to the Google PlayStore and there you will find the app. Lastly, click on the “install” button and once it finishes ENJOY IT!
Remember, before starting any sort of downloading, you need to ensure a stable internet connection, otherwise it will take too long to download.
Popular Alternatives of The App
If you are using an Arlo camera, then giving an alternative for the Arlo App is quite tough. However I can say, if you are unhappy with the Arlo security devices then you can go for-
- Nest cam
This company is owned by Alphabet. Similar to the Arlo camera, Nest cam also helps you to add multiple cameras. Plus, it allows you to link with voice assistants, such as Google Home and Alexa.
This cam is comparatively affordable than other models which offers easy installation along with outdoor and indoor camera options. However, the Blink cam fails two way communication through the audio. Otherwise, it works quite well in maintaining the security of the house.
Zmodo is not a very well known model, but it can pretty well serve your purpose. It can provide recording and monitor service similar to Arlo. So, if you are looking for an alternative, Zmodo won’t be the worst option.
Again, there is also an alternative of BlueStacks emulator for installing the “Arlo App for PC”. All you need to do is just download the NoxPlayer emulator. And, the rest of the process is all the same as the above which are also equally easy, just download NoxPlayer instead of BlueStacks.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Arlo
Q. Is the Arlo app for PC free?
Ans: Yes, it is.
Q. How shall I connect this app with my phone?
Ans: At first power up your camera module. Then connect the camera with the existing network as well as the adapter and the port beneath the back station. Then log in into your Arlo app account by opening it and there you will find the option to connect the camera.
Q. Can this app record unlimited?
Ans: Yes, you can record your video and audio footage, there is no limit.
Finally, at the end of this article I must say that the Arlo app for PC is the smartest solution to enhance the security of your house, office or surroundings. It is a good choice to use this app especially if you have more than one camera setup.
I hope the above mentioned steps will help you to install the app as well as enjoying all the amazing features it has.