How to Add Ring Doorbell to Google Home

Link up your Ring doorbell with Google Home

A Ring doorbell

The Ring doorbell is a smart, wireless connected device, so it stands to reason you should be able to make it work with other connected home devices. But while you can add your Ring doorbell to a Google Home smart speaker, its abilities are somewhat limited. Here’s how to make the connection, and exactly what you can do with your Ring and Google Home once you’ve completed the setup.

Does Ring Work with Google Home?

Yes, it does.

The Internet of Things promises a lot of interoperability between various smart and connected devices, but for two devices to work well together, they generally need to be designed from the start to connect and share information. Because Google and Ring (owned by Amazon) are in competition with each other when it comes to smart doorbell products, Google hasn't gone out of its way to make Google Home compatible with Ring, and so the ability for Ring and Google Home to work together is somewhat limited. For example, you can’t view video from your Ring doorbell on a Google Home Hub display or cast the video to a Google Chromecast.

That said, the two devices can work together. Once connected, you can ask Google Home to perform various tasks with Ring. Specifically:

  • You can turn motion alerts on or off.
  • You can turn ring alerts on or off.
  • You can ask Ring to tell you the last time your doorbell rang.
  • You can tell Ring to start recording video (after which it’ll record for 30 seconds and then turn off automatically).
  • You can ask Ring about the health or status of your doorbell, and Google Home will report the current battery level.

How to Add the Ring Doorbell to Google Home

Before you begin, make sure you've installed these three apps on your phone:

  1. In a web browser on your desktop or laptop computer, open the Google Assistant Ring services web page.

  2. At the top of the page, select Send to device.

    Send to device button in Windows
  3. In the drop-down menu, choose the Google Home device you want to connect to the Ring.

    Office Speaker Home device
  4. On your phone, you should get a notification stating you need to link Google to your Ring account.

  5. Tap the notification and complete the process by entering your Ring username and password in the authorization form.

    Assistant notification, Sign in button, Authorize button on iOS
  6. Your setup process is complete—you can now access Ring from Google Home.

If you prefer, you can open the Ring services page on your mobile phone. Instead of a browser window, it’ll open in the Google Assistant app, and from there you can tap Link to connect the Ring doorbell to Google Home.

How to Use Your Ring Doorbell With Google Home

Now that it’s configured, you can talk to Ring via your Google Home. You can say: “Hey Google, talk to Ring.” After Google Home accesses Ring, you’ll hear Ring ask what you want to do. At this point, you can say any of the following:

  • "Turn motion alerts on" (Or "turn motion alerts off.")
  • "Turn ring alerts on" (Or "turn ring alerts off.")
  • "When was the last time the doorbell rang?"
  • "Start recording video."
  • "What is the status of the doorbell?" (Or "what is the health of the doorbell?")

If you prefer, you don’t need to start by saying “talk to Ring.” Instead, you can say, “Hey Google, ask Ring...” and complete the request depending on what you'd like Ring to do from the list of aforementioned tasks.