Doorbell Chime Notifications Through the Amazon Alexa App

If you would like your Alexa app to play a doorbell chime and announce that someone is at your home, she's now got you covered! This article will tell you how to opt-in to this feature and answer frequently asked questions about chime notifications. 

Click here for information on integrating the Amazon Echo with your Ring devices. 

Click here for information on setting up two-way communication through your Amazon Echo.

How do I opt-in to get chime notifications through my Alexa app?

Opting-in to the chime feature in your Alexa is easy. Just follow the instructions below:

  • Download the latest Alexa app.
  • Tap the Devices tab at the lower right-hand section of your screen. 
  • Tap All Devices.
  • Tap the security camera or doorbell camera you wish to be notified about.
  • Turn on the Doorbell Press (for doorbells) or the Motion toggle (for security cameras).
Can I select separate chime announcement for each of my Ring devices?

Not at this time. If and when this feature becomes available, Ring will announce it through Ring.com and via the Ring app. 

Do chime announcements expire?

Yes. Chime announcements expire as soon as they are played on your Echo device. They are not queued for future retrieval and the notifications do not have to be cleared.  

If I disable or turn off the camera's motion detection on my doorbell, will I still receive chime announcements when the doorbell is pressed?

Yes. Doorbell button presses are considered separate events from motion events. Regardless of the state of your camera, doorbell presses will be announced. 

If a chime announcement played while I was not at home, is there a way to view the history of chime announcements?

Not on your Echo device. You cannot ask Alexa the history of chime announcement events or view a list on the Echo Show. You can, however, log in to your Alexa app where there will be a card that indicates when a chime announcement is delivered.

Where are Chime announcements currently supported?

Chime announcements are currently supported in the United States.

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