Question: How do I connect my Ring devices to the Echo through Alexa?
Answer: Connecting Ring devices to the Echo is a simple process. To accomplish this, you’ll need to add Ring as a skill in your Alexa app. As a result, you’ll be able to direct your Ring device(s) with voice commands, as well as watch live videos from them if you have an Echo Show.
Before starting, you'll need to download Amazon's Alexa app, if you haven't already done so.
- Open Alexa. In the upper lefthand corner, you'll see three horizontal bars. Tap them.
- In the menu that appears, tap Skills.
- On the next screen, search for Ring in the search box.
- After you've found Ring, tap the "enable" button.
- Next, Alexa will ask you to sign into your Ring account. Doing so will link your Ring account to your Alexa account.
- After signing in, you'll be asked to discover devices. Tap the Discover Devices button. All of your Ring devices should appear and be connected to Alexa automatically. If you don't want Alexa to integrate with a particular Ring device, simply tap Forget on the right side.
If none of your Ring devices appear automatically, you can either:
- Ask, "Alexa, discover my devices,"
- Tap Devices, then tap Discover
All of your Ring devices should appear and connect automatically to Alexa with either method.
Using Alexa With Ring Devices
The Ring Skill connects any Ring Video Doorbell or Security Camera to your Echo. If you have a Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite, Video Doorbell 2 or Floodlight Cam, Alexa can start a new video or join an existing one. By saying “Alexa, show my front door,” you’ll instantly get a live video feed of activity at your home on an Echo Show. To stop viewing the feed, simply say “Alexa, hide my front door.” Note that “front door” is used here as an example, and this should be replaced with whatever name you used to label your Ring device (e.g. “backyard,” “side door,” “garage,” etc.).
If you have a Ring Video Doorbell or Stick Up Cam, Live View functionality on the Echo Show isn’t fully supported. For example, if someone has just arrived at your front door, and you say, “Alexa, show the front door camera,” your Echo Show will work. However, if your camera has been asleep because it hasn’t detected motion for awhile, and you ask, “Alexa, show the front door camera,” it may not always work. We’re working on making this available and will let you know as soon as it’s ready.
Connection Timing Out or Not Connecting
If you experience long connecting times, then using a Ring Chime Pro will help extend your Wi-Fi signal.
Time Needed to Wake Up
In some cases, your Ring device will need a little extra time to wake up. If your battery is low, it may take 30 seconds or more to connect to your Ring.
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