Control Your Ring Doorbell or Security Camera with Alexa

To connect and control a Ring video doorbell or security camera with a compatible Alexa-enabled device, you’ll need to add Ring as a skill in your Alexa app. Then you’ll be able to use voice commands for your Ring device(s), including doorbells and cameras, and access Live View on compatible Echo devices. You can control which Alexa devices have access to your Ring devices at any time in your Control Center.

First, download the Alexa app—if you don't already have it on your smartphone, tablet, or similar device.

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap the menu (≡) on the bottom right of the screen (More).
  3. In the menu that appears, tap Skills & Games.
  4. On the next screen, search for Ring in the search box.
  5. After you've found Ring, tap the Enable to Use button.
  6. Next, Alexa will ask you to sign into your Ring account. Doing so will link your Ring account to your Alexa account.
  7. After signing in, you'll be asked to discover devices. Tap the Discover Devices button. All of your Ring devices should appear and automatically connect to Alexa. If you don't want Alexa to integrate with a particular Ring device, simply tap “Forget” on the right side.

If none of your Ring devices appear automatically, you can:

  1. Check if your device is already set up.
  2. Tap Try Discovery Again.
  3. Ask, "Alexa, discover my devices."
  4. Choose the option to get help connecting or contact customer service.

Get chime notifications through your Alexa-enabled device

To opt into the Chime feature in your Alexa-enabled-device, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the latest Alexa app.
  2. Tap the Devices tab at the lower right-hand section of your screen.
  3. Tap All Devices.
  4. Tap the doorbell or camera.
  5. Turn on the Doorbell Press.

Each Alexa-enabled device will need the Communication and Announcements setting enabled and the Do Not Disturb feature turned off.

Arm and disarm your Ring camera devices using your voice

Ring doorbell or camera-only users can set modes to armed or disarmed with Alexa by using your voice on a compatible Alexa-enabled device. Camera modes to arm and disarm your Alarm require a Ring Protect subscription.

*Ring Alarm and all Ring Alarm accessories require a subscription for digital notifications, in-app features, digital arming/disarming, and integration with other Ring, Echo, and third-party products. Subscription sold separately. View for pricing and details.

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

View live activity

To view live activity from your Ring doorbell camera or security camera, say:

  • "Alexa, show [Ring Device Name]."
  • "Alexa, hide [Ring Device Name]."

To stop your live Ring feed, say:

  • "Alexa, hide the front door."
  • "Alexa, go home."
  • "Alexa, stop."

Control which Alexa devices can access Live View on your Ring devices

To change which Alexa devices have access to Live View on your Ring cameras and doorbells:

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the menu (≡), then tap Control Center.
  3. Choose Amazon Account Linking.
  4. Scroll down to see a list of all your connected Alexa devices.
  5. Use the toggles to enable or disable access for each device. You can adjust these settings from this screen at any time.

Enhanced controls will only be available if you have linked your Ring and Amazon accounts, and only for Alexa devices on the linked Amazon account.

Click here to learn how to link your accounts.

Click here to learn more about the Alexa Ring Skill.

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