Connecting Ring devices to your Alexa-enabled device such as Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire tablets 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 or Echo Spot.
Before starting, you'll need to download Amazon's Alexa app, if you haven't already done so.
- Open Alexa. In the lower right-hand corner, you'll see three horizontal bars. Tap them.
- In the menu that appears, tap Skills & Games.
- On the next screen, tap the magnifying glass and search for Ring in the search box.
- After you've found Ring, tap the "enable" button.
- Next, Alexa will ask you to sign in to 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:
- Say: "Alexa, discover my devices."
- Tap Discover devices.
Using Alexa with Ring devices
The Ring Skill connects any Ring Video Doorbell or Security Camera to your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Echo speakers, Fire TVs or Fire Tablets. 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. “back garden,” “side door,” “garage,” etc.).
Automatic Live View
The Automatic Live View feature lets you automatically view who's in front of your door when your doorbell is pressed.
Note: You may need to re-install the Ring Skill in order to see the Automatic Live View function.
Here are a few more things you can say to see or hide the Live View:
"Alexa, show [Ring Device Name]."
"Alexa, hide [Ring Device Name]."
"Alexa, go home."
In order to view recently recorded video using Alexa commands, you can say the following:
- Alexa, show me the last activity from [Ring Device Name].
- Alexa, show the most recent event from [Ring Device Name].
- 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.
Connection timing out or not connecting
If you experience long connecting times, using a Ring Chime Pro will help extend your wifi signal to your ring device.
Note: 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.