Connecting Amazon Alexa-enabled devices with Ring devices

You can connect your Amazon Echo Show, Echo Hub, 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 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
    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 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 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.


Answer the door with Alexa

After you’ve connected your Ring doorbell 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].

Get a live view from your Ring Video Doorbell or Security 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 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
    .
  • 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
    to boost the device signals.
  • Visit the
    for additional resources and support.

Last updated 2 months ago