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Does The Ring Chime Work With Arlo

Last Updated Sep 10, 2022
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So, you love the Ring Chime and want to use it in your home to improve your smart home security. But you also love your Arlo Doorbell and don’t want to replace it with A Ring Doorbell. Can these two brands work together in your smart home, or is it impossible for the two brands to coexist? 

The good news is that Ring and Arlo can work together beautifully! Both Ring and Arlo have a mutual friend in common who can partner with both brands to bring out the best in them both, along with some other big names you might not expect!

In this article, we’ll be answering the question of how the Ring Chime works with Arlo, then we’ll move on to how other devices come into play with more ways Ring and Arlo can work together with each other and with those big names in the smart tech world to bring true connectivity to your home!   

Are They Really Compatible?

Yes, the Ring Chime is compatible with your Arlo devices via the SmartThings App. The SmartThings App enables both types of devices to work together to integrate both Ring and Arlo products into your smart home. 

However, this does involve a bit of work. We’ve provided instructions for how to verify and group the Ring Chime with your Arlo devices under the SmartThings App:

  1. Download the SmartThings App on your device Play Store and register
  2. Select the Devices Tab on the SmartThings App Main Screen
  3. Select Add+
  4. Select Add Device
  5. Select Brand
  6. Select Ring
  7. Select Chime 
  8. Select Start
  9. Follow the in-app instructions to connect your Chime

Once you have connected your Chime, you can also follow the same instructions for adding your Arlo devices.    

There you go, the answer to how to connect Ring Chime to Arlo. But this got us wondering, what else can the SmartThings App do with Ring and Arlo products? So we found out, and we want to share the answers with you!

Connect Multiple Ring And Arlo Devices Together

The SmartThings App is owned by Samsung and it gives you the ability to connect all of the Arlo and Ring products and group them by function to make it possible to control all of them with the same command phrase in the App. All you have to do is follow the same instructions above, then group them by Device and by Room following the SmartThings In-App instructions. 

Connect Ring Devices To The SmartThings And Google Nest Hubs

You can also use the SmartThings Hub to connect Ring and Arlo devices. The SmartThings Hub is a Samsung device partnered with the SmartThings App program. The SmartThings Hub is also able to connect all of your favorite Ring and Arlo devices in designated Rooms.

To group your devices by type and location, follow these steps after adding each device to Rooms:

  1. Select Start
  2. Select Hub To discover the device
  3. Select a Room for the device
  4. Select Next
  5. Continue following the In-App Setup
  6. After a few moments, select Done when the device is added
  7. Continue with each Ring and Arlo device until complete

Even more surprising, the SmartThings App can assist you with adding other popular hubs, most notably the Google Nest and Google Home as well. The SmartThings app acts as a bridge of connectivity between Ring, Arlo, and Google devices to bring them all under your control. In addition, the SmartThings App also adds Echo devices to the list as well. This allows you to use Google Nest with Ring products, though the functionality is still limited when it comes to a few features. 

 Add Most Third-Party Devices To Your Ring And Arlo Family

The SmartThings App goes beyond popular smart home devices and allows you to combine your third-party devices with your existing Ring and Arlo security systems to bring all of your devices together in an efficient ecosystem of connectivity. 

The full list of products compatible with the SmartThings App is extensive, but we have provided a few well-known brands as an overview to give you an idea of the versatility the SmartThings App can achieve below:

  • Lutron
  • Samsung
  • Ecobee
  • Aeotec
  • Phillips
  • Bose
  • Belkin
  • iHome
  • Mercedes 

Now you know everything about the Ring Charm working with Arlo.

In Conclusion

With the help of the SmartThings App, Ring and Arlo products can coexist wonderfully together in your smart security system, along with many other devices. You can achieve the efficient smart home ecosystem of your dreams, and you have the answer to whether the Ring Chime works with Arlo!