Ring Doorbell Chime Options
A Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime is one of several doorbell chime options depending on the type and setup of your Ring Doorbell.
Wired doorbells have the most chime options. Wired doorbells can ring most mechanical and digital doorbells that are already installed in your home. Battery powered doorbells are more limited because they can not connect to your existing doorbell chimes.
Chime options for the Ring Doorbell:
|Ring Doorbell – Wired||Ring Doorbell – Battery|
|Ring Phone App||Yes||Yes|
|Amazon Alexa Devices||Yes||Yes|
Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime
I love using my Amazon Alexa devices for a Ring Doorbell Chime. Alexa is the perfect solution for people that already have Amazon Echo devices throughout their home. It is also a better purchase than the Ring Chime or Ring Chime Pro since you can do a lot more with an Echo for the same or cheaper price.
The Ring Doorbell can chime on any of the Amazon Echo Devices. The Echo Dot and Echo Flex are the easiest to put across your home. You can view the Ring Doorbell on the Echo Show.
Benefits of Using Alexa as a Ring Doorbell Chime
- Hear chimes throughout your home where the doorbell was hard to hear.
- Select from a list of notifications including music, sounds and traditional doorbell chimes.
- Turn off doorbell chimes on Alexa using “Do Not Disturb” hours.
How to Setup a Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime
I assume you already have the Ring app and the Alexa app on your phone. Make sure both applications are updated to the most recent version to avoid any issues. You also need to connect Ring and Alexa by installing the Ring skill. If can find directions here:
Step 1: Open the Alexa App and Select Devices
The “Devices” tab can be found in the bottom right corner of the Alexa app. Scroll to the far right on the header list to find “All Devices”.
Step 2: Open Your Ring Doorbell in the Device List
Scroll through the list of devices and find your doorbell. It will be listed as the name you used during the setup process in the Ring app. It will also have a camera icon by it.
Step 3: Turn on Doorbell Press and Select Doorbell Sound
Turn on “Doorbell Press” and Alexa announces a message for a doorbell press. Next, press “Select Sound” to choose from a list of doorbell chimes, music and noises. Optional: Turn on “Motion” if you want Alexa to announce if motion is detected on your Ring Doorbell.
When will the Ring Doorbell Chime on Alexa?
Once you complete the setup, your Ring Doorbell will chime on all of your Amazon Alexa devices when the doorbell button is pushed. You can turn off the Ring Doorbell chime by setting up “Do Not Disturb” hours for each Alexa device. This is perfect if you want to turn off the doorbell chime in or around the kids bedrooms. It is also great if you want to take a nap without being woken up by the mailman, etc.
Other Ring Doorbell and Alexa Resources:
- Connect Ring Doorbell to Alexa – How to correctly and quickly link your Ring Doorbell to Alexa.
Check our Ring’s official support page for setting up a chime or leave a comment below if you have more questions.
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