An Amazon Echo Show 5 displaying a delivery person bringing a package to a homeowner's front door.

Connecting Amazon Alexa-Enabled Devices with Ring Devices

You can connect your compatible Amazon Echo, 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 doorbell or camera feed (only for compatible devices with screen display).
  • Arm and disarm your Ring modes.*

*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 ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.

See which Alexa-enabled devices are compatible with Ring


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).

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

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

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

  1. Open the Alexa app and go to
    More
    .
  2. Tap
    Skills & Games
  3. Tap the
    Search
    icon, enter
    Ring
    , then select it from the results.
  4. Type
    Ring
    into the search field
  5. Tap
    Ring
    (first result)
  6. Tap
    Enable to Use
    • Sign in with your Ring account details to link your Ring and Amazon accounts.
  7. Tap
    Enable Skill and Link Accounts.
    • If your account is already linked, tap
      Enable Skill
  8. Once the Skill is enabled, tap
    Discover Devices
  9. Alexa will be enabled on all of your Ring devices. To disable Alexa from a particular device, tap
    Forget
    next to the device name

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 bottom right corner 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 at the bottom right corner
  2. Tap
    All Devices
    at the top
  3. Tap
    Video Doorbell
  4. Tap
    Doorbell Press Announcements
    to enable the feature
  5. Tap
    Enable to Use

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 doorbell or Ring Intercom 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].
  • Alexa, speak to [Ring Intercom Name].
  • Alexa, talk to [Ring Intercom Name].

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
    Devices
  2. Tap
    All Devices
  3. Tap
    Ring Intercom
  4. Tap
    Settings
     
  5. Tap
    Unlock by voice
    • Create your voice code. 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 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 - backyard, side door, garage, etc.


Arm and disarm your modes

You can ask your Alexa-enabled device to change the mode to disarmed or armed* for your Ring devices, including cameras and Ring Alarm.

*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 ring.com/protect-plans for pricing and details.

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

Learn more about Ring Modes.


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

Once you've connected your Ring device(s) to Alexa, you can change which Alexa devices have access to Live View at any time in the Ring app.

  1. Open the Ring app.
  2. Tap the
    menu (≡)
    , then tap
    Control Center
    .
  3. Choose
    Amazon Account Linking
    .
    • Check if your Amazon account is already linked under “Link Amazon Account”. If you see “No account linked,” tap
      Link
      and follow the steps in the app to link your account. Make sure the box is checked for
      Ring skill
  4. If your Ring and Amazon accounts are linked, you can scroll down to see a list of all your connected Alexa devices on the linked Amazon account.
  5. Use the toggles to enable or disable Live View access for each device. Remember, you can adjust these settings from this screen at any time.

Note: If you enabled the Ring Skill on an Amazon/Alexa account that is not linked to your Ring account, the Alexa devices will not be listed here. If you wish to remove access to your Ring account for those Alexa devices, you can do so from the associated Amazon/Alexa account.


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