Frequently Asked Questions About Ring Protect Subscription Plans

Ring Protect Plan is an optional plan that covers video recording services for Ring devices. With Ring Protect Plus you'll be able to save up to 60 days of Ring videos for a reasonable price. This lets you check out alerts at your convenience even if you miss one and makes sure that your home is always protected. The following article details some of the frequently asked questions concerning Ring Protect Plan subscriptions.  

Do I have to subscribe to the Ring Protect Plan service?


No. The Ring Protect Plan service is completely optional. However without the service, you will not be able to record or review Ring videos.


How do I subscribe to the Ring Protect Plan?


Signing up for the Ring Protect Plan is easy:

  • If you have not signed in to your account, sign in here:
    • This page also has a link to create a account if you do not have one. 
  • Go to
  • Choose between the Ring Basic and the Ring Plus plan and click on the "Get Started" button.
  • Choose the location of your Ring device or, if you have an Annual Pass activation code, enter the code into the box below the location selection box.


  • Select a monthly or annual billing cycle for your plan.
    • Click "Next."
  • If you do not have a payment method stored in your account, click on the gear on the "payment method" box.


  • Enter your payment information.
  • Click on the "Submit" button to place your order. 


Is there a free trial for Ring Protect Plan?


Yes! Your 30-day trial subscription begins as soon as you activate your new Ring product.


How much does Ring Protect Plan Cost?


There are two subscription plans available. The following chart lists the features that come with each:

 Basic  Plus
$30 per camera per year or $3 per month $100 per year or $10 per month. 
Additional charge for extra cameras Unlimited cameras
Stream Audio & Video Stream Audio & Video
Live View Live View
Lifetime Theft Protection Lifetime Theft Protection
Cloud Storage Cloud Storage
Video Review Video Review
Video Sharing Video Sharing
Event Saving Event Saving
1-year Warranty Lifetime Warranty
  Exclusive Discounts
Does Ring Protect Plan require any contracts or long-term commitments?


No. You can choose to cancel your subscription at any time. 

Do I have to pay for extra smart phones or tablets connected to a Ring device?


No. You can connect as many phones or tablets as you wish to a single Ring device.

What will happen to my recordings if I don't subscribe?


You can still receive alerts from your Ring products without a subscription. If you do not subscribe to Ring Protect Plan by the end of the trial, all recorded videos will be erased and new events will not be stored.

If I don't sign up for Ring Protect Plan, will I still get alerts?


Yes. You'll still get alerts when visitors ring your doorbell.

If I upgrade from Basic to Plus, how will I be charged?


Your subscription will be prorated, so any leftover money in your account will be applied to your first bill. The day that you upgrade from Basic to Plus will become the first day of your new billing cycle.

If I add a new product to my Ring Protect Plus account, how will I be charged?


When you add a new device to your Ring Protect Plus account, you will be charged a prorated rate for the remaining difference in days between your new product's inception date and the old product's billing date. That's to get them on the same day billing cycle.

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