Can I Connect My Ring Camera to My Samsung TV? (Or Other TVs)

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A Ring camera is a home security game changer. It allows you to see who is around your house and property easily. You can take the capabilities of a Ring camera to another level of monitoring by connecting your Ring Camera to your smart TV.

You don’t need to be a tech guru to connect your Ring camera to a smart TV. You can view live footage from your Ring camera and watch recordings with a few steps. Here’s everything you need to know, including troubleshooting tips and the best way to use Ring on any smart TV.

Can I View My Ring Camera on My Samsung TV?

If your Samsung TV supports the SmartThings platform, you can use it to view live video from a Ring camera. Not all Samsung TVs are compatible with SmartThings, however. 

Only Samsung smart TVs integrated with SmartThings can be used with Ring. Check your TV to see if it is one of these Ring-compatible models:

  • 2018 Samsung Smart TVs (Series NU 7400 and on)
  • 2019 Samsung Smart TVs (Series RU 7400 and on)
  • 2020 Samsung Smart TVs (Series TU 8500 and on)
  • 2021, 2022, and 2023 Samsung Smart TVs, including the Neo QLED, QLED, OLED, Frame, and Terrace series TVs

How to Connect Ring Camera to a TV

If you have a Samsung smart TV, you can connect your Ring camera and watch fun things on your live feeds on the TV. There are three parts to this process:

  1. Connect your Ring camera to the Ring app.
  2. Link your Ring account and SmartThings account.
  3. Connect your Ring camera to your smart TV.

Here’s a closer look at how this works.

Connect Your Ring Camera to the Ring App 

Unfortunately, Ring doesn’t have an app that can be installed directly on Samsung TVs (or any smart TVs). 

Before you begin, download the Ring app to your smartphone. You will also need to create a Ring account if you don’t already have one. 

Follow these steps on the Ring app:

  1. Tap “Set Up a Device” and select the Ring device you want to connect to your TV.
  2. Scan the QR code or MAC ID barcode on the Ring Camera.
  3. You need to provide your location to enable all the features of the Ring Camera.
  4. Name the Ring Camera.
  5. Join the temporary Ring Wi-Fi network
  6. If the Ring Wi-Fi network prompt does not appear, go to the Wi-Fi options in your smartphone’s settings. Select the Ring network matching the last 2 to 6 digits of your device’s MAC ID.
  7. Return to the Ring app and join your home Wi-Fi network.
  8. Enter your Wi-Fi password and tap “Continue

Your Ring device should be paired with the Ring app on your smartphone.

Connect Your Ring Account to Your SmartThings Account

The next step is to connect your Ring account to your SmartThings account. Linking your Ring and SmartThings accounts is a vital but straightforward step. Here’s how you do it:

  1. From the SmartThings app on your smart device, tap “Devices.”
  2. Tap “Add (+),” then “Add Device.”
  3. Select “By Device Type.”
  4. Navigate to the devices/sensors options and select “Doorbell.”
  5. Tap “Ring” and then select your device.
  6. Alternatively, the SmartThings app can search for nearby compatible devices by tapping the “Scan Nearby” button.
  7. Follow the prompts to sign in to your Ring account from the SmartThings app.

Authorizing this connection to Ring will link your Ring camera to the SmartThings app.

If the connection is successful, you will see a “Congratulations!” message. Click on the home screen from the SmartThings app to confirm your camera appears under Ring devices.

Connect Your Ring Camera to Your Samsung TV

With the Ring and SmartThings apps properly configured, follow these final steps to connect your Ring camera to your TV:

  1. Open the Ring app on your smartphone and tap on your Ring device.
  2. Enable Ring Alerts and Motion Alerts by toggling their switches on.
  3. Open the SmartThings app on your TV.
  4. Tap “Menu” > “Settings” > “Notifications.” 
  5. Activate Ring or Motion alerts.
  6. The Ring camera home security system is now set up for viewing on your Samsung TV.

How To View a Ring Camera on Your Samsung TV

With your Ring system connected to your Samsung TV, you can receive alerts on the screen while watching your favorite content. When a Ring or motion alert is triggered, simply:

  • Open the SmartThings app on your TV to view the footage.
  • Or, use the SmartThings Quick Launch bar to open the app even faster.

If your Samsung TV has picture-in-picture or Multi View capabilities, you don’t need to switch from watching your program to seeing your Ring camera footage.

How to Connect Ring Camera to Non-Samsung TVs

What if your smart TV doesn’t have SmartThings? You can still connect your Ring Camera using Alexa and an Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV Cube. Keep in mind you will need both an Alexa device and a Fire device for this to work.

Just like with the Samsung TV,

  1. Connect your Ring Camera to the Ring app. 
  2. Connect your Ring device to your Alexa-enabled device.
  3. Pair the Alexa device with your Fire TV device. 

Let’s dive in.

Connecting a Ring Camera to an Alexa Device

One great feature of Alexa is its ability to learn new skills, and integrating with Ring devices is one of them. You need to have the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet to connect your Ring camera to a non-Samsung TV. Here’s how to add the Ring skill to Alexa:

  1. From the Alexa app, tap “More” > “Skills & Games.”
  2. Type “Ring” in the search bar and select the first Ring result that appears.
  3. Tap “Enable to Use.”
  4. You will be prompted to log in to your Ring account.
  5. Select “Enable Skill and Link Accounts.”
  6. Click the “Discover Devices button to enable Alexa connectivity on your Ring devices.

Connecting an Alexa Device to Fire TV

Once Alexa has acquired the Ring skill, you can connect your Alexa-enabled device to Fire TV. Follow these final steps to connect your Ring camera to a non-Samsung TV:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smart device.
  2. Click “More” > “Settings” > “TV & Video
  3. Select “Fire TV” > “Link Your Alexa Device.”
  4. Choose the name of your Fire TV.
  5. Select “Continue
  6. Select the Alexa device that you use to control your Fire TV. For example, Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, etc.

You can now use Alexa commands to see the camera on the TV. Try some of the following commands:

  • Alexa, show the front door.
  • Alexa, show the most recent event from the front yard.
  • Alexa, show me the last activity from the back door.
  • Alexa, pause.
  • Alexa, show the driveway.

Can You Connect a Ring Camera and Samsung TV Through Alexa?

You can connect a Ring camera to your older Samsung TV using an Alexa and Fire TV devices. Even if your Samsung TV has smart capabilities, it is a good idea to use a Fire Stick or Cube for the additional features they provide.

Newer Samsung TVs feature Alexa fully integrated, so setting up a Ring camera connection is even easier.

Troubleshooting Ring Camera and Samsung TV Connection Issues

What to do if a Ring camera won’t pair with your TV

If a Ring camera won’t pair with your TV, check the following:

  • Ensure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection and your camera and TV are connected to the same network.
  • Your Ring Camera should be updated to the latest version.
  • Your SmartThings or Alexa apps must also be up-to-date, depending on your connection method.
  • Confirm that you have provided the correct Ring account credentials.

Why you can’t view Ring camera footage on your TV

Being unable to view Ring camera footage on your TV can usually be traced to connectivity issues. Video streaming will be unavailable if your TV and Ring camera cannot communicate. Here are a few things to try:

  • Reboot your TV and Ring camera to restore Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Restart your Wi-Fi router to restore the wireless connection between your Ring camera and TV.
  • Confirm that your Ring camera and TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.

What to do if you don’t receive Ring camera notifications on your TV

If you are not receiving Ring camera notifications on your TV, the likely cause is that they have not been enabled.

For Alexa-enabled devices, notifications can be set through the Alexa app. Find your Ring device under the Devices options and enable the Doorbell or Motion toggle switches.

For SmartThings, you can set Ring or Motion alerts through the app. Tap “Menu” > “Settings” > “Notifications.”

FAQ: Ring Cameras and Samsung TVs

Can All Ring Cameras Connect to Samsung TVs?

Not all Ring video doorbells and security cameras can connect to Samsung smart TVs. Compatible Ring devices include:

  • Video Doorbell Pro and Video Doorbell 3
  • Floodlight Cam
  • Spotlight Cam
  • Stick Up Cam

Do Samsung TVs have a Ring app?

No. To watch footage from your Ring camera, you need to either:

  • Launch the SmartThings app on your Samsung smart TV. 
  • Use Alexa to connect your Ring camera.

What TVs have a Ring app?

There is no standalone Ring app for smart TVs. To view Ring camera footage on your TV, you must use third-party platforms like SmartThings or Fire TV.

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