Taken from the Amazon Sidewalk landing page
Amazon Sidewalk is a shared network that helps devices like Amazon Echo devices, Ring Security Cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers work better at home and beyond the front door. When enabled, Sidewalk can unlock unique benefits for your device, support other Sidewalk devices in your community, and even locate pets or lost items.
For example, if your Echo device loses its Wi-Fi connection, Sidewalk can simplify reconnecting to your router. For select Ring devices, you can continue to receive motion alerts from your Ring Security Cams and customer support can still troubleshoot problems even if your devices lose their Wi-Fi connection. Sidewalk can also extend the working range for your Sidewalk-enabled devices, such as Ring smart lights, pet locators or smart locks, so they can stay connected and continue to work over longer distances.
Amazon does not charge any fees to join Sidewalk.
Wow no fees to share our networks with other people we don’t know, what’s not to like?
Obviously my meter is going off the charts with this one, but I was curious if there is anyone that knew of, and planned to use this service. If so what’s the draw? Id’ honestly like to hear the other side of the coin (other than Jeff’s)
This new “service” goes into effect June 8th. If your just finding out you may want this info too.