How to connect Amazon Alexa-enabled devices with Ring devices

Amazon Echo Show on kitchen counter showing Ring doorbell live view with guests waiting at the door

You can connect your Amazon Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire Tablet to your Ring device and use Alexa voice commands to answer your door, speak to your visitors, get a live view from your camera feed, and more.

More Alexa-enabled devices that are compatible with Ring devices

 

 

Connect your Ring device to your Alexa-enabled device

First, you’ll need to download the Alexa app on your mobile device or tablet. Get the Alexa app from the Apple App Store (iOS devices), or the Google Play Store (Android devices).

If you already have the Ring app you'll need to ensure you have the latest version.

You may also need to update your mobile device's operating system.

Next, follow these steps to add Ring as a Skill in the Alexa app:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the More icon (three horizontal lines) at the bottom right corner
  2. Tap Skills & Games
  3. Tap the Search icon (magnifying glass) at the top right corner
  4. Type Ring into the search field
  5. Tap Ring (first result)
  6. Tap Enable to Use
  7. On the next screen, sign in with your Ring login credentials to link your Ring account with your Amazon account
  8. Tap Enable Skill and Link Accounts, or Enable Skill if your Ring and Amazon accounts are already linked
  9. Once the Skill is enabled, tap Discover Devices
  10. Alexa will be enabled on all of your Ring devices. To disable Alexa from a particular device, tap the Devices, tap All Devices, tap the device you wish to disable and then scroll down to toggle Enabled to Disabled

Note: If your Ring devices do not appear after you tap Discover Devices, you can say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” or tap the Devices icon at the in the footer of the Alexa app.

 

 

Activate chime notifications on your Alexa-enabled device

Once you’ve connected your Ring doorbell to your Alexa-enabled device, you can set up chime notifications to get an alert on your Echo or Fire TV device when someone presses your doorbell.

Follow these steps to get chime notifications:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the Devices icon in the footer
  2. Tap All Devices at the top
  3. Tap your Video Doorbell
  4. Tap Doorbell Press Announcements to enable the feature

Note: Make sure each Alexa device you enable for chime notifications has Communication and Announcements enabled and the Do Not Disturb feature turned off in the Alexa app.

 

 

Answer the door with Alexa

After you’ve connected your Ring doorbell to your Alexa-enabled device, you can answer the door and speak to your visitors through your Echo or Fire TV device.

To speak to your visitor, you can say:

  • Alexa, talk to [Ring Doorbell Name].
  • Alexa, answer [Ring Doorbell Name].
 

 

Get a live view from your Ring camera with Alexa

If you have an Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire Tablet, you can use Alexa commands to view the live video stream from your Ring doorbell or security camera.

To get a live view from your Ring camera, you can say:

  • Alexa, show [Ring Device Name].
  • Alexa, show my [Front Door]

To stop the live video feed, you can say:

  • Alexa, hide [Ring Device Name].
  • Alexa, hide [Front Door].
  • Alexa, stop.
  • Alexa, go Home.

Note: "Front Door" is an example and may differ from the location labels that you assigned to your device(s) during setup. Other examples - back garden, side door, garage, etc.

 

 

Play recent motion clips with Alexa

If you have an Echo Show, Fire TV or Fire Tablet and a Ring Protect subscription, you can ask Alexa to play the most recent motion clip captured by your Ring camera.

To view and control the recording, you can say:

  • Alexa, show me the last activity from [Ring Device Name].
  • Alexa, show me the most recent activity from [Front Door].
  • Alexa, fast-forward.
  • Alexa, fast-forward 10 seconds.
  • Alexa, fast-forward 1 minute.
  • Alexa, rewind.
  • Alexa, rewind 10 seconds.
  • Alexa, rewind 1 minute.
  • Alexa, pause.
  • Alexa, play.

Note: This feature is only available with a Ring Protect subscription plan.

Learn more about Ring Protect features and benefits

 

 

Ring and Alexa troubleshooting tips

  • If your Ring device’s battery is low, it may take up to 30 seconds or longer to “wake up” after receiving a command. Ensure your device has a continuous charge with a rechargeable Quick Release Battery Pack.
  • If your Alexa-enabled device takes a long time connecting to your Ring device (or can’t connect at all), you may need to extend your wifi network with a Chime Pro to boost the device signals.
  • Visit the Amazon Alexa Help Centre for additional resources and support.
 

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