Can I view Ring Doorbell on TV?
Yes! You can view your Ring Doorbell on any television with a Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. You can also view your Ring Doorbell on select Samsung TVs.
Ring Doorbell on TV
Viewing your Ring Doorbell and security cameras on your TV is very convenient. Imagine that you are relaxing on your couch watching TV and the doorbell rings. Simply say “Alexa, show the front door” and you immediately have a live video on your TV.
You can also get motion and doorbell notifications on your TV screen with some Samsung Smart TVs with SmartThings. You can learn more with Samsung’s guide for viewing your Ring Doorbell on a Smart TV.
Connect Ring to Fire TV
It is very easy to connect your Ring to Fire TV. The first step is to link your Ring Camera to Amazon Alexa with the Ring Skill. Your Ring Camera is controlled on your TV using Amazon Alexa. Alexa is built into the Fire TV and Fire TV stick devices. You can install the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone or access it through the web to complete the setup.
Here is a step-by-step guide with pictures on how you can link your Ring cameras with Amazon Alexa.
View Ring Doorbell on TV
Once connected, you can view your Ring Doorbell on your Fire TV with a simple command. Use a connected Amazon Echo device or the smart voice remote with your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick and say the following command.
Just replace front door with the name of your Ring Doorbell or other connected camera. Your TV will load the live Ring video stream and display it on your screen.
Fire TV and Ring Doorbell Alexa commands:
- Alexa, show the front door
- Alexa, hide the front door
- Alexa, go home
- Alexa, play the last event from the front door
- Alexa, pause
- Alexa, answer the front door
- Now you can talk to visitors on your Ring camera from your Echo Device.
Note: Your Ring Doorbell will show a solid blue ring light after you live view it on your Fire TV. The doorbell will remain in this state for 10 minutes until the light goes off. During this time, the doorbell press action will not work. After the 10 minutes expire, the doorbell will be operational again.
Ring Doorbell and Echo Show or Echo Spot
Ring Doorbell pairs perfectly with the Echo Show or Echo Spot. You can view your live feeds or motion events using the same commands as listed above for the Fire TV. However, there are additional commands that can be used on the Echo Show or Spot.
See video and talk through the camera!
- Alexa, answer the front door
- Alexa, talk to the front door
These commands allow you to see the video and talk through the camera. With this setup, you can answer the Ring Doorbell using your Show or Spot and have a 2-way conversation with the person at the door.
Update: As of March 2020, your Alexa devices with screens can automatically show your Ring Doorbell video when someone presses the doorbell. This is extremely convenient as makes these devices even better. The doorbell rings and the video feed is there…automatically!
Here is a list of Echo devices with screens:
|Echo Device||Description||Screen Size||Buy|
|Top Top||Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa - Charcoal||5 Inch||Amazon Price|
|TopTop Top||Introducing Echo Show 8 - HD 8" smart display with Alexa - Charcoal||8 Inch||Amazon Price|
|Top Top||Echo Show (2nd Gen) – Premium sound and a vibrant 10.1” HD screen - Charcoal||10.1 Inch||Amazon Price|
Check out these other projects you can do with Ring Doorbell and Alexa.
- Create a Ring Doorbell Alexa Chime – Alexa will chime when your doorbell rings.
- Fire TV Cube vs Fire Stick – One key feature that might make this decision obvious.
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