How To View Arlo Camera on PC
I recently installed a few Arlo cameras in my home and
Computers use a web browser, Chrome would do better. Use https://arlo.netgear.com as the URL and then use your credentials to log in. You will be able to view your cameras now.
With that in mind, I have come to realize that there are many other different ways of accomplishing this by using android emulators but this depends on the computer that one has and how powerful it is. If you have one of the very old computers, then the method that I will discuss here will not be of great help to you.
What is An Android Emulator?
An Android emulator is a virtual device program which you install on the computer. It emulates the environment from the phone or tablet. You can use an Android emulator as a platform to run and test your Android applications.
How does this work with Arlo Camera?
You can install an android emulator like Bluestacks App Player, or NOX easily. When you have installed them, it will have you log in to your Google account and access it. This will allow you to run and access your Google play store so that you can install the Arlo app to view the cameras.
If you have many different Arlo cameras for monitoring several different locations, then you do not need to login to different accounts at the same time. The NOX player can suit all your needs even better. When you install NOX on your computer, it will allow you to open six different instances of the software by logging into several accounts.
If your primary purpose is mainly on android application development, and your computer has a pretty decent configuration, say Core i5 @ 2.80 GHz with a system memory of 8 or even higher.
Then I would recommend that you use android studio emulators which will allow you to use even the latest 7.1.1 Nought version or the newest Android O Developer Preview.
I have personally been using emulators for the past four years and have not found others like Bluestacks and Nox. And they have some issues that regard their performance in the optimal environment.
Here, I will go over some installation instructions for both NOX and Bluestacks briefly.
How do I install Bluestacks Android Emulator?
- 1. To kick start, first, you need to download the Bluestacks setup to your computer from the link that is mentioned above.
- 2. When you have now downloaded the setup, double-click on it and click continue.
- 3. Then click on the install button.
- 4. The process of installation may take a few minutes depending on the speed of the computer you have.
- 5. When the installation is completed, you will be asked to log in your Google account.
- 6. After you have logged in, click on the search bar at the top and type Arlo camera.
- 7. Click the install button.
- 8. Once the installation is completed, it will ask you to log in the Arlo environment.
- 9. You can also use the ARrlo app just as you would use it on your smartphone or tablet.
Bluestacks is always on the top of the list for android emulators for pc. It is based on android 4.4 KitKat. This emulator is mostly targeted for gaming because it is quite easy to set up.
It is not the cleanest version that is out there, which may support keyboard mapping, but it does not go with gestures, and it also has the ability of more than just one instance so that one can play multiple games at a time.
Reasons for using Bluestacks
- 1. Bluestacks is easy to set up
- 2. Bluestacks can play multiple games at a time
- 3. Bluestacks uses the latest android version
Reasons for not using BlueStacks
- 1. It is sluggish in productivity apps
- 2. There are irritating sponsored apps in the free version
BlueStacks is probably the most common android emulator among many Android users. It is mainly preferred for gaming and because it is ridiculously easy to set up.
One can find BlueStacks optimized apps from their app store apart from just downloading it from play store.
How do I install NOX Android Emulator?
In this installation, you may be required to have a pretty powerful computer for running multiple instances of the NOX player. This video below is a full tutorial with step by step instructions on how you can set up the NOX app player with the details.
Nox player is another fast and slick android emulator for mac and windows; it is based on android 4.4 KitKat version. Its targeted android games include utilities and other additions that specifically are catered to help gamers.
It is very suitable for playing games like JusticeLeague and PUBG.
Reasons for using Nox player
1. Nox is very suitable for games like PUBG
2. Nox can handle multiple tasks at a time
3. Nox has the drag and drop installation
4. High performance
5. Root mode
6. Screen recorder
7. Virtual GPS
8. Keyboard mapping
9. Free with a few ads
10. File transfer to PC
Reasons for not using Nox player
It can put a load on the system
Nox also comes with inbuilt support for Google Play Store, and it has an option for drag and drops APK installation. It also has rooted versions of Android and multiplayer features that let you run multiple tasks of Android at one time.
What to keep in mind when choosing the best android emulator
You do not need to pay for any best android emulator when there are so many decent free options that are out there for one to choose from. Though there are so many compromises out there, so you should ensure that these are also acceptable.
Ease of setup
Although the process of installing android emulators is simple enough, in theory, most of the android emulators we have tried up to now have some delay at some point when they download many files. You may not be able to run the app instantly also.
The main feature that you should look out for is the ability to emulate touchscreen gestures. For example, Nox allows you to bind swipes and tilts of the virtual device to keyboard shortcuts.
This may be sounding as obvious, but not all emulators run on Mac OS.
I am assured that Arlo is working on most of this aspect of their system so that they can develop a product that is better for their users. It only took a few research to compile this answers.
So I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you what I had. Please feel free to share this article with others who may be struggling with this same problem.