It’s as simple as asking Alexa to see your Ring Doorbell feed.
The future is arrived, and Ring and Alexa are at the forefront. You can answer the doorbell without opening your front door or picking up your smartphone if you connect your Ring Doorbell to Alexa. We’ll show you how to do it.
Connect Alexa With Ring
The days of being unable to answer the door because your hands are full are over. Your Ring Doorbell video can be viewed on your smartphone, but Alexa can also display it on your Echo Show.
Download and install the Alexa app for iOS or Android if you haven’t yet set up your Alexa or Ring devices. Also, get the Ring app for iOS or Android and install it. Make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is turned on and that all of your gadgets are linked to your home’s Wi-Fi network.
To connect Ring to Alexa via an Echo Show, follow these steps:
- Tap More in the lower left corner of your Alexa app’s home screen.
- Select Skills & Games from the drop-down menu.
- To search, tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.
- Type Ring into the Search field.
- In the results, tap Ring.
- To use, tap Enable.
- Enabling Skill will be visible.
- Tap Enable Skill if you only require the basic ability to monitor the Ring video feed on an Alexa-connected device.
You may link your Ring and Amazon accounts to give Alexa access to more Ring functionalities. See the next section of this article for more information on how to enable a skill and link accounts.
Connect your Amazon and Ring accounts
Services like Ring’s Smart Lights and other Alexa-compatible companion products can be linked between Ring and Amazon. Installing a Ring Chime, for example, can improve doorbell and motion sensing notifications.
Ring also has sensors that alert you when breaking glass sounds are detected.
You can get an Alexa alert if someone tries to get into your house by smashing a window.
Alexa can display the doorbell video feed on your TV if you have an Amazon Fire Stick device.
Extra setup procedures may be required for these additional features, but you can begin by integrating your Ring and Amazon accounts.
Regular Ring warnings and answering the door through Alexa devices are also part of the linking process. You’ll need to check in to both your Amazon and Ring accounts before you can link them.
- Tap Sign-In after entering your Amazon email or phone number and password.
- Sign in with your Ring email address and password.
- Tap Authorize on the Authorize Application screen.
- The Ring account has been successfully linked screen will appear.
- Close the window with a tap.
Learn about your devices.
Your app will need to discover your Ring devices once you’ve linked the Ring skill or the skill and the accounts to Alexa:
- Tap Discover Devices on the Discover Devices screen.
- Wait for the Alexa app to finish looking for Ring devices, which should take about 45 seconds.
- If Alexa is having problems locating your Ring device, you’ll notice troubleshooting links that you can use to get assistance.
“Alexa, show the front door,” for example, is a good way to test it out.
“Alexa, display the front door,” say to ensure Alexa has integrated the Ring skill.
Your Ring Doorbell video feed should appear on your Echo Show.
A microphone symbol will appear on your screen, which you may tap to converse with someone at the door.
For added convenience, connect Alexa and Ring.
Alexa and Ring have teamed up to allow you to see who is at your front door with only a voice command. You can even answer the door while watching the Ring video feed on your smartphone.
It’s simple to monitor the video feed and communicate through an Echo Show if you’re in the middle of a cooking or cleaning operation, for example.
Simply ask Alexa for assistance.