How To Set Up Picture-In-Picture On Amazon Fire TV Devices

First, to make Amazon Fire TV’s picture-in-picture mode work, you must own a Fire TV device, an Alexa, and a smart camera. While the camera doesn’t have to be from Amazon’s brand Ring, the more name-brand it is, the likelier it will work. If you aren’t sure if your camera is compatible, attempt the set-up process and you’ll have the answer. Also, Amazon’s limited picture-in-picture mode is only available on select Fire TV models. Those capable of PiP are the Fire TV Cube devices, Fire TV Stick 4K Max, the Toshiba M550 Series, all Fire TV Omni Series devices (including the QLED Series), and Fire TV 4-Series.

Follow these steps to use picture-in-picture on a Fire TV device:

  1. Open the Alexa app on any smart device. Your phone will likely be the easiest.
  2. Tap “More.”
  3. Select “Add a Device.”
  4. Select “Camera.”
  5. Find your brand of smart camera and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Once finished, you can use voice commands like, “Show my camera,” and Alexa will pull up your device’s live feed in a smaller window on your Fire TV. If you have a Ring doorbell, the picture-in-picture automatically pops up when someone rings the doorbell — no setup required.