Connecting 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 Amazon Echo Speakers, Echo Hub, Echo Show, Echo Dot, 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 Video Doorbell or Security 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)

More Alexa-enabled devices that are compatible with Ring devices.

 

 

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).

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

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

Next, follow these steps to add Ring as a Skill in the Alexa app:

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap the menu (☰) 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 the Devices, tap All Devices, tap the device you wish to disable and then scroll down to toggle Enabled to Disabled

Note: Ensure your Ring device works as expected before connecting it with your Alexa-enabled device.

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 in the footer of the Alexa app.

 

 

Activate chime notifications on your Alexa-enabled device

Once you’ve connected your Ring Video 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 in the footer
  2. Tap All Devices at the top
  3. Tap your Video Doorbell
  4. Tap Doorbell Press Announcements to enable the feature

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 Video Doorbell or Ring Intercom to your Alexa-enabled device, you can answer the door or building entrance 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].
 

 

Ending two-way conversations

In order to finish a two-way conversation with a visitor on your Video Doorbell or Ring Intercom, you can say:

  • Alexa, exit.
  • Alexa, stop.
  • Alexa, quit.
 

 

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
  7. 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 - back garden, side door, garage, etc.

 

 

Arm and disarm your modes

You can ask your Alexa-enabled device to change modes to armed or disarmed for your Ring devices, including Ring Alarm, Video Doorbells and Security Cameras.

Learn how to arm and disarm your Ring devices with Alexa.

 

 

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 Video Doorbell or Security 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.

 

 

Ring and Alexa troubleshooting tips

  • If your Ring device’s battery is low, it may take up to 30 seconds or longer to “wake up” after receiving a command. Ensure your device has a continuous charge with a rechargeable Quick Release Battery Pack.
  • If your Alexa-enabled device takes a long time connecting to your Ring device (or can’t connect at all), you may need to extend your wifi network with a Chime Pro to boost the device signals.
  • Visit the Amazon Alexa Help Centre for additional resources and support.
 

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