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Connect Ring Doorbell and Alexa

Connect Ring to Alexa

Does Ring work with Alexa?

Yes. When you connect Ring to Alexa it makes both products better.

Here is a list of ways Ring products work with Alexa.

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  1. Use your Amazon Echo as a doorbell chime for your Ring Doorbell.
  2. Answer your Ring Doorbell with your Echo and talk to guests.
  3. View any Ring camera on the Echo Spot, Echo Show or Fire TV with your voice.
  4. Have Alexa make an announcement or run a routine when your Ring doorbell is pressed or motion is detected.
  5. Arm or Disarm your Ring Alarm with Amazon Echo.

Connecting Alexa and Ring is a simple process that only takes a few minutes. Once you complete the setup, all of your Rind devices will be available through your Alexa devices.

Connect Ring to Alexa

You can enable the Ring Skill for Alexa from your computer or from your phone. The process of authorizing the Ring skill and linking the accounts is very similar. If you are using your computer, then open the Ring skill from the link below and click enable to start the process.

Get the Amazon Ring Skill

Step 1: Open Alexa Skills Menu

In your Alexa app, click the “hamburger” menu in the upper left corner and select “Skills & Games”.

Select Alexa Menu
Select Alexa Skills and Games

Step 2: Install the Ring Skill on Alexa

Select the “search” icon in the upper right. Next, type in “Ring” and the Ring skill will show up in the search results. Don’t worry about the low rating. The Ring skill has improved a lot since it was first released.

Search Alexa Skills
Connect Alexa and Ring Skill

Step 3: Enable the Ring Skill for Alexa

Click “Enable to Use” the Ring skill. Then you will login to your Ring account to connect Ring and Alexa.

Enable Ring Skill
Sign into Ring Account

Step 4: Authorize to Connect Ring and Alexa

Click “Authorize” to finalize the connection of Ring to Alexa. You will then receive a confirmation that Ring and Alexa are successfully linked.

Authorize Ring Skill to connect with Alexa.
Connect Ring and Alexa Confirmation

Step 5: Discover Your Ring Devices on Alexa

The final step is to discover your Ring devices. You can do this in two ways:

  1. Click “Discover Devices” in the app during setup.
  2. Say “Alexa, Discover Devices” any time to add all new devices.

The discovery process will take around 45 seconds so please be patient during this time.

Alexa Discover Devices
Alexa Discovering Devices

Ring and Alexa Projects

You can now see all of your Ring products under the “Devices” tab in the Alexa app. This includes the Ring Doorbell, the various Ring cameras and Ring Alarm.

Here are some great projects to start after you connect Ring and Alexa together:

  • Create a Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime - Set up your Amazon Echo devices to ring or chime when your doorbell is pushed. You can select from multiple chimes, music and holiday sounds.
  • View Ring Doorbell on TV - View your Ring cameras on an Echo Spot, Echo Show, Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Just say, Alexa...show the front door (use your camera name).
  • Turn on an Alexa Ring Motion Announcement - You can have Alexa announce that motion was detected on your Ring camera.
  • Create an Alexa Ring Routine - Create a custom routine to perform multiple actions if your Ring Doorbell is pressed or if there is motion detected on your Ring camera.
  • Set up Ring Alarm with Alexa - You can arm and disarm your Ring Alarm by voice after completing this setup.
  • Answer Ring Doorbell - Answer the door and talk to guests with an Echo Spot or Echo Show.

P.S. Please leave a comment below to ask a question, help someone else or share your experiences. Thanks!

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  • Maek says:

    I have my Ring doorbell setup in the Alexa app and in the ST app. I can see live video in the ST app, but really can’t see much about the Ring in the Alexa app. Do I have to setup something else to be able to see my Ring video from within Alexa?

    • Jason says:

      The benefits of connecting your Ring Doorbell to Alexa are using Alexa as a doorbell chime or setting up motion notifications on your Alexa. You can also ask Alexa to see the video on an Echo Spot, Echo Show or a Fire TV device. You can’t see the live Ring video in the Alexa app. I recommend just using the Ring App if you want to see the live video on your phone.

      I hope this helps.

      Jason

  • Charly H. says:

    My Ring skill was working. I had accidentally disabled the skill and now I am unable to discover my Ring Door Pro device. I have tried to disable and re-enable the Ring skill numerous times but no success. What can I try now??

    • Jason says:

      Hi Charly. Sorry to hear about your issue. My recommendation would be to remove the device in the online Alexa portal. Go to https://alexa.amazon.com, select Smart Home, then Devices. Find your Ring Pro device in the list and click on Forget.

      After that, go through the normal process of linking your accounts and discovering the devices again. I had a few random issues in the past fixed by removing the device this way. I don’t know if it will work for you, but it is worth a shot.

  • Daniel says:

    How can I just connect the Ring Doorbell to only my Show and not my other 5 echo devices?

    • Jason says:

      Hi Daniel,

      The devices are linked at the account level so I think it will always connect to all your Echo devices. You could use two different accounts, but that would be a hassle and clunky. If you are concerned with ringing on all the devices, then you can always disable the notifications on specific Echo devices or set do not disturb times.

  • txfilly says:

    Alexa doesn’t recognize the Ring Bridge device. However, I can see all the lights as separate devices. Why doesn’t it see the bridge?

    • Jason says:

      Hello. When you setup a new light on your Ring bridge, it will create the light and the light group in Alexa. For example, if you add a Ring Pathlight to the Front (group) then you will have two new devices in Alexa: 1) Ring Pathlight and 2) Front. If you add another Ring Pathlight to the Front group then it will create a 2nd Ring Pathlight in Alexa. However, if you use Alexa to turn on/off the Front group then it will control all the devices in the group. You won’t see the Ring Bridge listed as a device in Alexa…it isn’t needed that way.

      Jason

  • Greg says:

    This does not work with all fire TVs. I linked my echo via the app and it’s stating that the function doesn’t work with my fire tv

    • Jason says:

      Hi Greg,

      The Fire TV Stick Gen 1 doesn’t work camera streaming. What device are you using and I’ll see if it is compatible.

      Jason

  • Lyn Porter says:

    My Alexa couldn’t find the ring device. Tried over 50 times. I enabled the skill and authorized my account several times it still didn’t work. Any suggestions to get Alexa to find the device. Do I need to put the ring in pairing mode. Please help.

    • Jason says:

      Hi Lyn,

      One thing to check is if you used a second Amazon account when you setup your Echo device. I have seen situations where a husband and wife had two different accounts and the Echo needed to be changed to a single account.

      Hope that fixes your problem.

      Jason

  • Adam says:

    I have Ring Security and I’m not able to create Alexa routines such as, if Ring Door Sensor is Open, then turn on living room lights. When I try to save the routine it says “There was a problem creating this Routine”. This same routine worked with a different brand of door sensor. I can see the Ring sensors in Alexa app, and they are accurately receiving sensor data (eg. door open/closed statuses). I tried using SimpleCommands to create scenes but that app doesn’t see my lights.

    • Jason says:

      Hi Adam,

      Per Amazon, this is a known issue with the most recent update of the Alexa app. I confirmed that I’m having the same issue on my phone and devices right now too. This should be corrected when the app is updated. Hopefully soon…

      Jason

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