Does Ring Work With Alexa?

Yes, All Ring Doorbells Work With Alexa.

 Does Ring work with Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect the Ring Doorbell, or Ring Cameras to your Amazon Echo Spot or Echo Show.

Does Ring work with Alexa? Yes, we teach you how to connect the Ring Doorbell, or Ring Cameras to your Amazon Echo Spot or Echo Show.

The entire line up of Ring Doorbells & Ring Cameras are compatible with Alexa including the (Ring, Ring Doorbell 2, Ring Pro Doorbell, Ring Floodlight, Ring Spotlight, Ring Stick Up Cam & Ring Doorbell Elite) all work with any Alexa device that has a screen.

What Can Ring Do With Alexa?

If you enable the “Ring Skill on Amazon Alexa you it will allow you to see a live feed of your Ring Smart Doorbell or Ring Camera, but you must have an Amazon Alexa spot or an Amazon Alexa show to see the video feed.  It's a great option to  quickly pull up your doorbell feed, I have an Amazon Alexa in the office so I can see who's at the front door quickly just with a short voice command.  You can see a live view example of a smart video doorbell feed on the Amazon Echo Spot

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How to connect your Amazon Alexa Show or Amazon Alexa Spot to your Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras

To get the Ring video feed on your Amazon Alexa Spot or Amazon Alexa Show you need to do the following. 

1. Install the Ring doorbell or Ring Camera and complete the set up through the Ring app. 

2. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. 

3. Click the menu on the top left of the screen. 

4. The menu will have several different options. Click on the "skills" tab in the menu. 

5. This will take to you the Alexa skills store, Alexa skills are like "apps" for your Amazon Alexa devices. At the top of the screen there is a search bar. Enter "Ring" into the search bar. Two "Skills" will pop up. 

6. Select the "Ring Video Doorbell" Skill. 

7. Click Enable. 

8. Enter your Ring account user name and password. 

9. Once you do that the skill is linked to the Ring Doorbell. Alexa will then ask you to discover devices, just click yes. If Alexa does not ask you to discover devices go back to the main Amazon Alexa home screen. Click on the menu at the upper left and click on "Smart Home" within the menu. 

10. Once in the smart home menu click on the "+ Add Device"  button if you don't see your doorbell listed in the devices. The doorbell shows up as a camera logo which looks like a circle with one leg. If you don't see your camera already in the smart home devices click the "+ Add Device" button. If you already have the doorbell added and it shows up in the smart home devices your Ring smart video doorbell is connected to your Amazon Alexa Show or Spot. 

 The Alexa App: Click on the menu in top left of screen to connect your Amazon Alexa show or Amazon Alexa Spot to the Ring Smart doorbell.

The Alexa App: Click on the menu in top left of screen to connect your Amazon Alexa show or Amazon Alexa Spot to the Ring Smart doorbell.

 Click on the "Skills" tab within the menu to add the Ring skill.

Click on the "Skills" tab within the menu to add the Ring skill.

 Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for "ring" type nest into the search bar and select the Alexa “Ring Skill"

Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for "ring" type nest into the search bar and select the Alexa “Ring Skill"

 Click "Enable" the nest skill. Once the skill is enabled it will ask you for your Ring username and password to connect Amazon Alexa to your Ring Account

Click "Enable" the nest skill. Once the skill is enabled it will ask you for your Ring username and password to connect Amazon Alexa to your Ring Account

11. To view on your Amazon Alexa device just say "Alexa show me my Front Door"  and it will now display on your Amazon Alexa device if it has a screen. If you named your doorbell something other than "Front Door" you will need to use the name you gave the doorbell in order for Amazon Alexa to display it on the Amazon Alexa Spot or Amazon Alexa Show.  You would need to say "Alexa show me "NAME OF DOORBELL DEVICE"" 

 The skill should automatically search for devices after the Ring account is connected. The Ring front doorbell is represented as "front door" the circular camera device on the left hand side of the screen in the middle row. If you see your doorbell as a device in the smart home screen your Ring Smart Video Doorbell has been successfully connected to Amazon Alexa. Just say "Alexa, show me front door" and it will pop up on your Amazon Show or Amazon Spot.

The skill should automatically search for devices after the Ring account is connected. The Ring front doorbell is represented as "front door" the circular camera device on the left hand side of the screen in the middle row. If you see your doorbell as a device in the smart home screen your Ring Smart Video Doorbell has been successfully connected to Amazon Alexa. Just say "Alexa, show me front door" and it will pop up on your Amazon Show or Amazon Spot.

Amazon Alexa Devices That Work With The Ring Doorbell or Ring Cameras

 

You can display the Ring video feed on either the Amazon Echo Spot or the Amazon Echo Show. 

Can you use Amazon Alexa as a doorbell chime? 

Unfortunately, no. 

Amazon Alexa does not allow inbound sound notifications from third party devices and applications within the Amazon Alexa ecosystem because Amazon does not want you to be overwhelmed from notifications from your voice assistant.  So there is no way currently (July 2018) to use your Amazon Alexa as a doorbell chime to notify you if someone is at the front door. 

However Ring does sell separate wireless doorbell chimes that can be placed anywhere in your house to work as a doorbell chime, no wiring is needed just plug in the chime, set it up and your new doorbell chime is connected to the Ring Doorbell. The new chimes work with all Ring Doorbells including the Ring Pro, Ring 2 Doorbell and the Ring Elite Doorbell.

Ring has two types of doorbell chimes, there is the standard Ring Wifi Chime which will operate as doorbell chime wherever you plug it in and the Ring Pro Chime which works as a chime but also a range extender to increase the wifi network strength between your ring device and your home network. It works great if you are experiencing video lag on your Ring Device.

Ring Doorbell Chimes

Ring Doorbell Chime Pro

FAQ: Ring Doorbell Questions

Does the Ring Pro Doorbell Work with Alexa?

Yes, the Ring Pro Doorbell does work with either the Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot to display the streaming video from your Ring Pro Doorbell on your Amazon Echo Device.

Does the Ring Doorbell 2 Work with Alexa?

Yes, the Ring Doorbell 2 does work with either the Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot to display the streaming video from your Ring Pro Doorbell on your Amazon Echo Device.

Does the Ring Doorbell Elite work with Alexa?

Yes, the Ring Doorbell Elite does work with either the Amazon Echo Show or Echo Spot to display the streaming video from your Ring Pro Doorbell on your Amazon Echo Device.

Does the Ring Doorbell Need a Transformer?

The original Ring Doorbell & the Ring Doorbell 2 do not need a transformer or any existing wiring to work. They have a built in rechargeable battery pack that powers the doorbell for 6-12 months per Ring. We have found that the batteries last closer to 1-3 months on average in a busy area like Chicago. The other factors that determine how long the battery will last are your wifi connection, daily usage, how sensitive you set your motion detection for and how often you live stream from the doorbell.

If you do have existing doorbell wiring you can also connect that to the Ring Doorbell 2 and the Ring Doorbell and it can provide enough power to the doorbell that you may never need to recharge the batteries.

Here is our guide: Install the right transformer for a Ring Doorbell or Ring Doorbell 2 to ensure optimal performance.

Do the Ring Cameras Work with Alexa?

Yes, the Ring Floodlight, Ring Spotlight & Ring Stick Up Cam all work with Alexa.

Do the Ring Doorbells Use Batteries?

The original Ring Doorbell & the Ring 2 Doorbell both work on rechargeable batteries but can also be hardwired. You can get additional rechargeable batteries to swap with your camera so you don’t ever have any downtime while charging.

Which Ring Doorbell is Best?

The best all around value is the Ring Pro as it has the best resolution, best features and slowest lag time. However it does require that you have existing wiring for your doorbell and a transformer to power the Ring Pro.

If you don’t have any wiring and are going to use a Ring doorbell with batteries the Ring 2 Doorbell is your next best option. It has better resolution than the original Ring Doorbell and uses a rechargeable battery. We have noticed that the Ring 2 Doorbell can have a slight lag to the feed if it is not connected to a transformer.

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