How to Connect a Ring Doorbell to Alexa

Talk to visitors, hear a chime through your Echo, and watch video recordings

What to Know

  • Alexa App > More > Skills & Games > Search icon > search for "ring" > tap Ring skill > enable > log into Amazon account.
  • You can pair the devices through the Alexa mobile app, which will have you log into both your Amazon and Ring accounts.
  • Once paired, you can talk to visitors through your Echo, have your Echo play a chime when the doorbell is pressed, and more.

This article covers how to connect a Ring Doorbell to an Alexa, the voice assistant of Amazon Echo devices. We’ll also cover how to answer the doorbell with Alexa, as well as other features.

Can I Connect My Ring Doorbell to Alexa?

It’s easy to connect your Ring device(s) to Alexa so that you can interact with the smart doorbell using your voice. You will need the Alexa app for iOS or Android devices to complete the pairing process. Here’s how to get started.

  1. Open the Alexa app and tap More in the lower right corner.

  2. Tap Skills & Games.

  3. Press the search icon and search for “Ring” at the prompt.

    More > Skills & Games > Ring in search in Alexa app.
  4. Select the Ring skill.

  5. Choose Enable Skill.

  6. Select Enable Skill and Link Accounts.

    Ring skill > Enable to use > Enable and Link Accounts on Alexa app.
  7. Sign into your Amazon account

  8. Log into your Ring account.

  9. Tap Discover Devices to locate the Ring devices in your home and connect them to Alexa.

    Amazon and Ring login screens, and Ring settings in Alexa app.

With this process, you can use Echo devices with your Ring Doorbell and other Ring devices (such as security cameras).

How Do You Answer the Doorbell Ring With Alexa?

Once your Ring doorbell is connected to Alexa, you will be able to use your voice to answer the doorbell whenever you are within range of a smart speaker. To begin two-way communication with the person who rang your doorbell, say, “Alexa, answer [doorbell name]” or “Alexa, talk to [doorbell name].”

If you have an Echo Show or Echo Spot device with a screen, you can also get a view from your Ring doorbell camera right on the Echo device. Say, “Alexa, show me [doorbell name],” and you can see who is at your door. The microphone will be muted by default, and you can unmute it if you wish to speak.

How Do You Activate the Chime?

You can use your Alexa devices as a chime to let you know when someone presses the doorbell. To activate this setting within the Alexa app, do the following:

  1. Tap Devices at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap All Devices, and then tap on the Ring doorbell connected to Alexa.

  3. Tap Doorbell Press Announcements to activate the feature. You can also change the sound it makes from the Doorbell Sound menu below.

What Can Alexa Do With Ring?

If you have an Echo Show or Echo Spot device with a screen and a Ring Protect subscription, you can view videos that were recently recorded by your Ring device. Ask, “Alexa, show me the last activity from [doorbell name]” or “Alexa, show me the last event from [doorbell name].”

Ring Video Doorbell Pro owners with a Ring Protect subscription may also utilize the new Alexa Greetings feature, which has Alexa ask visitors' questions. It’s designed for deliveries, in which case Alexa can tell the person where to place a package or take a video message from visitors. This feature is available in the Ring mobile app (not the Alexa app), under the Smart Responses tile.

  • How far away can Ring and Alexa hear you?

    No set distance is provided for either device, but many Alexa and Ring users report that they can be heard from 20 to 30 feet away in optimum conditions.

  • How do you connect a Ring Doorbell video to TV via Alexa and Fire Stick?

    With the Ring skill installed in the Alexa app, and your Amazon and Ring accounts linked, use the Discover Devices option to find and connect your Fire TV device to your Ring Doorbell. Once they are connected, you can use voice commands to display your doorbell view on the TV.

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