An Amazon Echo Show 8 displaying a family at a homeowner's front door.

Viewing Your Cameras on Fire TV with Alexa

View live video from your Ring Security Cameras or Video Doorbells by connecting your Ring devices to your Alexa-enabled Fire TV.

View your Ring cameras from the Smart Home Dashboard

The Smart Home Dashboard on Fire TV is a hub for viewing your connected smart home devices. Using Alexa voice commands, you can access the Smart Home Dashboard to view your connected Ring cameras.

Your connected Ring cameras will appear in the camera row on the dashboard home page. The dashboard also displays other Alexa-compatible smart home devices, such as smart lights, plugs, switches, and devices you’ve favorited from the Alexa app.

To access a live view of your Ring Security Camera or Video Doorbell, tell Alexa: “Alexa, show my Smart Home Dashboard.”

Fire TV Smart Home Dashboard.

The Smart Home Dashboard is available on most Fire TV models in the US and Canada (excluding the 1ˢᵗ Generation Fire Stick and Amazon Fire TV).

Picture-in-Picture Live View for Fire TV

Select Fire TV models support Picture-in-Picture Live View, a feature that gives you a live view of your Ring Video Doorbell feed on your TV screen.

Picture-in-Picture Live View is activated when a visitor presses your Ring Video Doorbell while you’re watching TV. Without disrupting the current programming, a small picture of your doorbell live feed will appear in the top right corner of your TV screen.

Fire TV Picture-in-Picture Live View of Ring Video Doorbell camera.

Picture-in-Picture Live View is available on the following Fire TV and Smart TV models:

  • Amazon Fire TV Cube (2ⁿᵈ Generation)
  • Toshiba 4K Fire TV Edition (2020 Model)
  • Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition (2020 Model)

Using Alexa with Picture-in-Picture Live View

You can answer your door through your Fire TV when Picture-in-Picture Live View is activated by someone pressing your Ring Video Doorbell.

To speak to your visitor, say: “Alexa, talk to <Ring device name>”

To expand the view of your camera feed from Picture-in-Picture to full-screen, say: “Alexa, show me <Ring device name>.”

If you have a Ring Security Camera connected to your Fire TV, you can get a live view of your security camera when someone presses your Ring Video Doorbell. To pull up live video feed from your security camera, say: “Alexa, preview <Ring device name>.”

Last updated 8 months ago