Since both Ring Doorbell and Echo Show are made by Amazon, it’s common for smart homes to have both. With integration being an essential part of an effective smart home, users will want to know if they can view their Ring doorbell feed on their Echo Show.
How to show the Ring Doorbell on an Echo Show?
In the guide below, there are detailed instructions on how to enable the Ring skill, how to link your devices, and what voice commands you can use to control your video doorbell with your Echo Show.
All versions of Ring doorbell are compatible with Echo Show and easy to integrate.
Once the two devices are linked in the Alexa app, you can:
Before you can link your devices, you need to enable the Ring skill in the Alexa app.
If you have previously enabled the Ring skill on your Alexa app or your Ring doorbell doesn’t automatically connect, simply say “[Wake word], discover my devices” to any of your Echo devices.
This voice command will prompt Alexa to automatically search for and connect any compatible devices in your home as long as they are on the same Wi-Fi network.
For all the Alexa voice commands listed below, make sure to say your device’s chosen wake word before the command.
To view your doorbell camera’s live feed without 2-way audio, say “show my [Ring doorbell name]”.
To view the live feed with 2-way audio, say “talk to [Ring doorbell name]”.
To answer your doorbell with 2-way audio when it rings, say “answer [Ring doorbell name]”.
You can end the live feed and audio any time by saying one of the following commands:
To view the last recorded video, say “show me the last activity from [Ring doorbell name].”
When a recorded video is playing on your Echo Show, you can control playback with the following commands:
Keep in mind that you can only view recorded videos if you have one of the two Ring Protect subscription plans. Click here for more info about the plans.
Amazon Echo devices and Ring doorbells have even more options for integration with each other and with other smart home products.
You can use your Echo Show or any other Echo device as a doorbell chime and to receive motion alerts.
Here are the steps to set up your Echo to chime and receive motion alerts:
The only two Echo devices that have screens are Echo Show and Echo Spot.The main difference between the two devices is the shape and size, with the Spot being much smaller and kind of shaped like an eight ball. Ring Doorbell works exactly the same way with the Echo Spot as it does with the Show.
If you have an Echo device without a screen such as an Echo Dot, you obviously cannot view your doorbell’s live feed on it, but you can talk and listen through the doorbell.
You can also view your Ring doorbell’s camera feed and talk through it on a Fire TV or a TV with a Fire Stick. The same voice commands that work with the Echo Show and Spot work on your Fire TV.
Ring doorbells are also compatible with some Samsung smart TVs.