Arlo for Pc

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-26
  • Current version: 2.6.1
  • File size: 331.48 MB
  • Developer: NETGEAR
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Arlo on your Windows PC

Download Arlo for Windows: Arlo is an Photo & Video App, developed by NETGEAR. The Photo & Video App was officially released 2014-11-13. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - NETGEAR, with the latest current version being 2.6.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-26. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 46,222 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using Arlo on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Arlo on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Arlo for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Arlo in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Arlo application icon. A window of Arlo will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Arlo icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Arlo

Developer Description

Arlo is the worldwide leader in Smart Home Security, and the creator of the world’s first ever 100% wire-free, weatherproof HD security camera. Arlo cameras make it easy to keep tabs on all the important things in life. With the free Arlo mobile app, it’s easy to tune in wherever you are with just a tap of the finger and get notified whenever something moves or makes a sound. Arlo and Arlo Pro wire-free cameras can be placed anywhere, even outdoors, while AC-powered Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus cameras with 2-way audio is great for indoor video monitoring. Arlo works with IFTTT, SmartThings and Stringify so you can build safer and smarter home.

App Reviews

  • Good system. Sometimes devices go offline when updates occur. Been using for two and one half years.

    By Long-time reader
    Update after about 2.5 years of use: This app as well as the system, overall, has worked well. Although the cameras and lights sometimes, about every several months, go offline. It appears the devices tend to go offline when updates occur to the app or to the devices. We have an Arlo Go, Arlo cameras, and Alro lights at more than one property. Every several months we run into weird glitches where some devices go offline several times for a duration of a couple weeks and then everything is fine for another several months. This pattern has continued for the past 2.5 years. Overall, the app and the system is very convenient to use. And, we’d recommend Arlo in spite of the occasional glitches that cause devices to go offline. The batteries (non-rechargeable) in the Arlo cameras last us about 5-6 months unless there is heavy usage (a lot of traffic at the camera locations) in which case the batteries seem to last about 2-3 months. The battery (rechargeable) in the Arlo Go seems to last about 6 weeks. For us, it is very important to have a stable system that can be remotely operated reliably. Although there are some temporary glitches every several months which require in-person access to the system, it is very stable and reliable in-between the glitches. And, again, we would definitely recommend buying this system and using this app.
  • Glitches since day one

    By MDK (Baltimore, MD)
    I have been using Arlo for over a year now. I have both version 1 cams and Pro version. It’s a great system overall. But there are some software and /or firmware issues that really annoy me because they could be fixed and I have written to support and nothing has been done about them. The biggest annoyance is that when I simply open the app and sign in, one of my cameras starts recording as if it detects motion when there is nothing going on. It records at least 3-5 clips of motion every single time I open the app. Sometimes this happens with one or two other cameras as well. I know there is no motion because it is consistent every time I open the app. It does not happen when I open the viewer in a web browser and watch cams or recordings. Only when I open the Arlo app on my phone. This happened since day one. I have tried reconnecting cameras and base station and nothing helps. It really drains batteries and is annoying to weed through all these useless videos to see if anything happened. Second major issue is that ever since I upgraded to ios11, when using the Arlo app my phone battery gets super hot and drains 20% in a matter of minutes. Arlo is the only app this happens with. Something about this version of Arlo does not play nice with ios11. Please fix this issue. I never drained phone battery like it does today. I could use it for hours. But now I can only use it for minutes before having to charge my phone. Please fix this!!!
  • Easy to set up but

    By Meesterfab
    I installed a Nest camera for the front of my house prior to buying two Arlo Pro. My neighbor across the street bought and installed a set of four Arlos and when he told me they were wireless I decided to buy two for my backyard. The Nest cam which I love has to be connected to a power source and that’s a challenge if you don’t have a nearby outlet. I installed one Arlo on the back patio and one on the side of the house. I was particularly interested in video capturing the animal that was crapping by the side of the house. Unfortunately, the Arlo has not captured the offending animal that has continued to crap ( i think it’s a possum). It turns out the Arlos don’t capture small animals if its too high up, mine is attached to the eves so it’s out of reach of a prowler. It does capture the gas and electric readers and my gardeners but not the pooping possum. My Nest cam is installed way up on my garage beam and has even captured a small skunk. Overall I am happy with the Arlo, one feature that’s better than the Nest is the alerts, they come to your phone almost instantly where the Nest has a fairly long delay (about 3 minutes) and the Nest is plugged in! The Arlo’s video quality is good and the night vision is also good. For me, the ease of installation is a plus. If you want the best and can pay more, are adept at wiring etc, go for the Nest, if you want a good system with no fuss installation go for the Arlo.
  • New version.

    By fordmanjoe
    I was very happy with this app right up until they put the new version on. Now with the new version my camera is constantly going off without any motion. I’m getting 18 or 20 hits a day and only find one or two with motion. It is a waste of my time to have to review this money to be sure there’s not a problem my vacation home that I live four hours from. It is also in a lot of the energy for my battery and I have to recharge my phone constantly. I also noticed on the new app that I cannot have an alarm but if I see someone breaking in and I’m not sure how to perform that, should I need to. Please give me the old application tha it is also a lot of the energy for my battery and I have to recharge my phone constantly. I also noticed on the new app that I cannot have an alarm but if I see someone breaking in and I’m not sure how to perform that, should I need to. Please give me the old application back. Sometimes the initial operating system was far better and I’m not sure what creative minds decided because something would be “neat” or “better” And then force it on the rest of us who are very happy with the system the way it was. I’m sure with my one camera going off constantly and I will have to visit the home more often to recharge the batteries on that as well.
  • Best Product in it's Category- Just a Small Tweak Needed

    By Kim Loe
    After much research, I decided to try the Arlo system - specifically, the Arlo Pro. I absolutely love it, I just have a couple of small issue that hopefully will be resolved with future updates. I sometimes have a little trouble connecting after I have received a motion alert and want to view camera feed. Restarting the app usually takes care of this and I have to consider it could be a signal strength issue with my phone when trying to connect. The ability to speak through the app and Camera is a very nice bonus, there just seems to be a short lag that can make back-and-forth communication slightly difficult. The only other issue I have experienced periodically is with the camera not picking up motion and missing someone approaching the front of the house. This may possibly be due to user error in the fact there are motion settings I may not have programmed correctly. Overall, this has been a wonderful system and I would recommend it to anyone. The battery life on the Arlo Pro has been impressive and the picture quality is great. The ability to easily add cameras wherever needed without running wires makes installation and setup incredibly easy for anyone. Great value, easy-to-use and peace of mind. -Thomas L.
  • What happened?

    By Unruly Pain
    Recent updates have improved the aesthetics of the app, yet seem to be reducing its functionality. I can’t filter through my alerts by individual camera anymore and I get hundreds of alerts daily, but when I navigate to the notifications tab I can’t sift between the old ones and the new ones. Without context or relevance it’s pretty cumbersome to sift through hundreds of clips each day to find the important ones. I don’t care if my gardener tripped my front yard camera 600 times when he was mowing but I do want to find the clip buried within those 600 notifications that shows if a package was delivered. I can no longer find it by viewing the specific cameras, or by reviewing just new clips, or even by the time of day would help. I now must review each and every single clip for the entire day. Also, battery drain seems to be a big issue with recent updates. Even my cameras that have power cords keep giving me low battery signals. Still love these cameras, but this stuff needs to be simplified rather than more bells and whistles added, and I’m not sure what functionality (if any) the recent updates have given me. None that I need, obviously, but it has become less functional, that’s for sure.
  • NetGear was a game changer for us

    By Timothy Türtle
    When our rural phone company dropped copper lines and went fiberoptic a few years ago, our old home monitoring system became instantly obsolete. ARLO allowed us to replace the essential motion detection function of the old system PLUS video capture and store. The system was super simple to install and has worked flawlessly for several years now. We have many camera in and around our home and barn, and the range is impressive. Is a range extender/relay module in the works ??? That would be fantastic!!! We have recommended ARLO to many friends and neighbors since we bought ours, and a majority of these have purchased ARLO. The real upside is we have a virtual “neighborhood watch” with the sharing feature! On a scale of 1 to 5 ARLO is a 6! However we can’t get the synchronous audio feature without upgrading to the newer ARLO Pro on top of our substantial investment in the original product. We’d have hoped that at least one-way audio could have been enabled by an upgraded camera supported by the original ARLO base station. However as we’re retired, we can’t afford go back and upgrade the entire system. ARLO, should consider a downward compatible one-way voice camera and a range extender.
  • Keeps the intruders out!

    By iceman4all
    My house got burglarized back in May, because I live alone and I’m mostly away for work often days or even weeks at a time. Now I got lucky because I unknowingly interrupted them, so they snuck out from the patio door and they left most of the stuff behind. The sheriff department crime prevention officer was extremely helpful since I had no idea about this surveillance market. He couldn’t recommend an specific brand for obvious reason but he pointed me to the right direction and I end up buying the Arlo pro 3 camera and base set from Costco. Installation and set up is so simple that anyone ca do it. The batteries last so long that I started to think something maybe be wrong! But it’s just the outstanding design that makes it so efficient. I am certain in my case the same burglars have come around to check and see if they can reclaim the lost goods but this little Arlo makes them think twice. Specially now that I got my little friend Danny W. AKA 1911, by my side all the time so they know there ain’t gonna be an easy walk away this time. So I can highly recommend the little Arlo to anyone out there looking for a great, easy working and effective system to keep the unwanted annoying thieves out.

    I have had this system for 6 months now. It is an okay system it has its problems that should not be there. The cameras work then don’t work. They pick up motion then don’t pick it up. I have turn the sensitivity up and down. If it’s to high then it picks up everything and to low you have to be on top of the camera before it picks up motion. Then at a level were you think you have it just right it works then does not work. I get about a week to 2 weeks out of the batteries. Always changing batteries bought 2 extra so I would always have them to change them out. I have had times were the cameras just stop working nothing at all is happening. Go out pull the battery out put it back in and camera will start working again. It’s to bad that there is just some small problems otherwise these could be a great system. There easy to set up and get the angles you want covered. There range is not that great. I have had to move some cameras closer to the bass so I don’t all the coverage I wanted. I do like the ability to see your cameras away from home. The app is not bad from that point. Getting help from the group form is just a bunch of people with the same problems and no real solutions for the fixes. If you don’t mind small problems and glitches it’s an okay system.
  • ARLO Rocks

    By Creativechloe
    Comparatively speaking... I honestly give ARLO 5-stars as an inexpensive WiFi camera system, over the Canary system, that’s effective and does what it says. We had home invasion 7 mo ago and although own a wired security, we rarely used it. Since we bought ARLO Pro 4 camera system AND turn our security system on. We choose to monitor activity via cell phone alerts detected by motion sensor. Works Excellent and alerts instantly allowing recordings and option to save to our email free. Oh, recordings sit in our iCloud for (I think) 30 days for later access for free as well. We can speak through the camera system if needed AND sound it’s alarm. There’s option for paying a subscription but we don’t feel the need. We have used a Canary single camera system, but the perks of free functions aren’t nearly the same. It allows instant view but no storing recorded motion to email, speaking through camera to an intruder or neighbor who may be feeding pets while out of town, AND the clarity of view isn’t nearly as good. Both offer instant contact to the police at touch of a icon. But, I recommend ARLO to anyone considering need for self installed, WiFi motion detected system with crisp clear video recordings.