Canary Announces Two-Way Canary Talk, Desktop Streaming, New Watch Live [Video]

Canary Announces Two-Way Canary Talk, Desktop Streaming, New Watch Live [Video]

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Canary has announced some major updates to its security camera including an optimized Watch Live experience that reduces latency, two-way Canary Talk for live conversations, and a Web app update that enables desktop streaming.

Here's a look at what's new:

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New and Improved Watch Live
Prior to the release of 2.7.0, you may have experienced a delay of about 5 seconds between what you saw in the Canary app and the activity that was actually occurring in an environment. With the new and improved Watch Live experience, latency has decreased, giving you a virtually real-time view into your home.

To achieve this, we completely redesigned the backend of Watch Live to prioritize real-time video delivery. By implementing a dedicated video pipeline, and adding adaptive video quality to the Watch Live experience, we were able to make Watch Live truly live.

Canary Announces Two-Way Canary Talk, Desktop Streaming, New Watch Live [Video]

Two-way Canary Talk
Starting with 2.7.0, Canary Talk is available for Canary All-in-One users with Membership, and in September, Canary Flex will be enabled for users with Membership.

Canary Announces Two-Way Canary Talk, Desktop Streaming, New Watch Live [Video]

To use Canary Talk, just tap and hold down the microphone button when you’re watching live, and your voice will be broadcast to your home right through the Canary app. Canary Talk works just like a home intercom—tap to talk and release to listen. It’s that easy. You can even have multiple people using Canary Talk at once, like being on a conference call to your home. This way, if two or more location Members are remote, both can participate in a conversation with individuals in an environment. When multiple Members are using Canary Talk, the app will display the active speaker.



Web App Desktop Streaming
Starting today, all Canary users with Membership can now use the Web app to to stream live video and view recorded events from a desktop or mobile browser.

To use desktop streaming, just head to my.canary.is and tap Watch Live on the device of your choosing. For now, you can Watch Live and view video events from the Web app, and over time, we’ll continue to add more functionality to make the browser-based Canary experience even better.
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You can purchase a Canary All-In-One Home Security device from Amazon from $169. The Canary app can be downloaded from the App Store for free.

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Canary Announces Two-Way Canary Talk, Desktop Streaming, New Watch Live [Video]
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