Low latency is a key contributor to customer satisfaction with smart home camera skills. Customers who connect their smart home cameras and doorbells to Alexa love streaming live camera feeds to Echo Show and Echo Spot, but can be frustrated if the stream takes a long time to appear. If it takes too long for the stream to appear, customers may stop using the feature, provide a negative review or low star ratings on the skill, or both. This blog describes 10 tips to help you optimize the AWS Lambda function and related services for your smart home camera skill.
The diagram below demonstrates the current interaction model between Alexa and developer services.
To improve performance of the Lambda function for your Alexa smart home skill, you can take the following steps:
Additionally, having the following metrics, dashboards and alarms will help you proactively make sure customers have a great experience, with the added benefit of meeting one of the eligibility standards of the Works with Alexa (WWA) program: