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 compatible Amazon Echo, Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire Tablet to your Ring device and use Alexa voice commands to do the following (and more):

  • Answer your door (and receive Chime Notifications on your Alexa-enabled device).
  • Speak to your visitors.
  • Get a live view from your doorbell or camera feed (only for compatible devices with screen display).
  • Arm and disarm your Ring modes.
  • Play recent motion clips from your doorbell or camera (only for compatible devices with screen display).

See which Alexa-enabled devices are compatible with Ring

 

 

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).

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

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

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 Forget next to the device name

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 bottom right corner 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 at the bottom right corner
  2. Tap All Devices at the top
  3. Tap Video Doorbell
  4. Tap Doorbell Press Announcements to enable the feature
  5. Tap Enable to Use

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.


 

Activate Ring Intercom Notifications on Your Alexa-enabled Device

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

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the Devices icon in the footer.
  2. Tap All Devices at the top.
  3. Tap Ring Intercom.
  4. Tap Settings on the top right corner.
  5. Tap Announcement Devices.
    • Now you can choose what Alexa devices should receive a call notification when a visitor buzzes your Ring Intercom.

 

Answer the Door or Ring Intercom with Alexa

After you’ve connected your Ring doorbell or Ring Intercom 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].
  • Alexa, speak to [Ring Intercom Name].
  • Alexa, talk to [Ring Intercom Name].

 

Configure Unlock by Voice for Your Ring Intercom

Follow the steps to enable unlock by voice and create a voice code:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the Devices icon in the footer.
  2. Tap All Devices at the top.
  3. Tap Ring Intercom.
  4. Tap Settings in the top right corner.
  5. Tap Unlock by voice.
  6. Create your voice code. The Alexa app will ask for your Amazon account password that you use for your Alexa-enabled device.

Unlock Your Building Entrance Using Alexa with Ring Intercom

To unlock the building door using Alexa, say Alexa, unlock [Ring Intercom Name]. Alexa will then ask you for your voice code to complete the action.


 

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 - backyard, side door, garage, etc.

 

 

Arm and Disarm Your Modes

You can ask your Alexa-enabled device to change the mode to disarmed or armed for your Ring devices, including cameras and Ring Alarm.

Click here to learn how to arm and disarm your Ring devices with Alexa.

To learn more about Ring Modes, click here.

 

 

Play Recent Motion Clips with Alexa

If you have a compatible Echo device with a screen display, 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 doorbell or 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

 

 

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