Do you own a Ring video doorbell and an Amazon Echo? If so, you’re in for a treat! Welcome to the ultimate guide on how to connect your Ring doorbell to Amazon Alexa.
If you’ve ever been frustrated by missing the doorbell’s chime or wished you could answer your front door without sprinting across the house, this post is for you.
In case you want to learn more about your smart doorbell, check out our guide on “How does Ring doorbell work?” to fully grasp the ins and outs of your Ring doorbell.
The power duo of Ring and Amazon Alexa offers a seamless integration that not only enhances your home security but also adds a touch of convenience.
No more missed deliveries, whether you’re a tech novice or a savvy enthusiast, get ready to uncover a new level of control over your home’s security by learning how to connect Ring Doorbell to Alexa.
How to Connect Ring to Alexa in a Few Simple Steps!
Remember the days when every Echo device in your home chimed in at the sound of your Ring doorbell? Well, say goodbye to the chaos.
With the updated settings, you can now choose which Echo devices will announce motion and doorbell alerts.
So in order to connect your Ring Doorbell to Alexa, you would first need to install the Ring Doorbell and set it up in the Ring App.
Once you’re done with setting up the Ring doorbell in the app, grab your phone and open the Alexa app, click on the 3 lines at the top left hand corner, and select the “Skills & Games” option.
Now, see that little magnifying glass in the corner? Give it a tap. Search for “Ring” and grab the skill. Download it and enable the skill. Then it will prompt you to discover your Ring doorbell in the app.
Once you have it discovered and set up, you’re good to go.
Custom Chime Feature for Echo Devices
So, you know how your Ring doorbell and your Echo devices can team up, right? Well, here’s the cool part. You get to choose which one of the Echo devices gives the alerts for your doorbell rings or there’s some motion action.
Here’s how it works. Open the Ring app and tap on “devices” down there on the right. Then swipe over to “all devices” up top. Scroll until you find your Ring doorbell.
See the “announcement devices” option? That’s where the magic happens. Before, you’d hear an announcement from all the Echo devices when someone came to the door. But now, you can pick and assign the job to a single Echo device.
Let’s say you’ve got an Echo Show in the living room and one in the bedroom. You can tell the bedroom Echo Show to stay quiet and let the living room one handle the doorbell’s chime and motion alerts.
How to Change Ring Doorbell Sound?
So, we all know that typical Ring doorbell sound, right? Classic but maybe a bit too familiar. Well, guess what? You can switch things up and give your doorbell a whole new vibe.
In the earlier days, it was all about that standard sound. But now, Ring gives you a whole bunch of options to choose from. You’ve got your basics like different Ring Doorbell chimes that are snazzy but not over the top.
Then there are these seasonal sounds – imagine your doorbell playing some cheerful Christmas jingles or fireworks crackling away.
And, there’s a bonus. If your dog’s anything like mine, that usual doorbell sound might set them off barking. But change it to, say, fireworks, and they’re left scratching their heads instead of barking their lungs out.
Echo Show 2-Way Communication
So let’s say you’re chilling in your living room, the doorbell rings, and instead of having to rush to the door, you just talk back through your Echo device.
Originally, only Echo Shows had this cool two-way communication thing going on. But now, you can have a full-on chat with whoever’s at your door, even if you’re on the couch or in the kitchen.
Here’s how it works, if you’ve got an Echo Show, all you need to do is say “Alexa, answer the front door.”
Even if you’re hanging out with one of those regular Echo speakers – you know, the ones without screens – you just say “Alexa, talk to [your doorbell’s name].” Yep, that’s it.
It’s not just about saying hi. You can totally have a conversation. It’s like a mini intercom.
Need to tell the delivery person to leave the package by the door? Or maybe you’re not quite ready to open up but want to know who’s there? You’re covered.
And, when you’re done, just say “Alexa stop” or “Alexa end.” Easy in, easy out.
So, there you have it, you’re officially in the Alexa Ring Doorbell club! Connecting your Ring doorbell to your Alexa devices might have seemed like a tech puzzle at first, but now you’re the puzzle master.
You’ve learned how to set it up through the Alexa app, fine-tune your announcements, pick the right Echo devices to give alerts, and even change up the chime sound.
As well as the two-way communication that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a sci-fi movie. Remember, the power of your Ring doorbell and Alexa working together is all about making your life more convenient, secure, and fun.