Select Ring Devices Now Work With Amazon Alexa on Echo Show and Fire TV!
By Nick on June 22, 2017
At Ring, our mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods. By making smart security devices that are easy to use, we help families around the world stop crime in its tracks.
We strive to improve our products everyday, so that all our Ring Neighbors can get superior home security and peace of mind at their fingertips. Today, we’re proud to announce a partnership that is sure to take your home security to the next level.
We’ve listened to all your requests, and we’re happy to announce that select Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras now work with Amazon Alexa!
If you have an Amazon Echo Show or Fire TV, you can now instantly access your Ring device by simply using your voice! The Ring Skill works with all Echo Shows, all generations of Fire TV, the second-generation Fire TV Stick and all Fire TV Edition Smart TVs.
The Ring Skill connects your Ring Video Doorbell 2, Video Doorbell Elite, Video Doorbell Pro and Floodlight Cam to your Echo Show and Fire TV. The original Ring Video Doorbell and Stick Up Cam are not fully supported at this time, but we’re currently working on adding full support for all Ring devices, so stay tuned for updates!
You can use Alexa to view activity and listen to audio from your Ring Video Doorbell or Security Camera, but at this time, you cannot speak to people through your Echo Show or Fire TV.
Alexa also works with Shared Users, so anyone connected to your Ring can also use Alexa to view activity.
Using Alexa to access your Ring is simple. By saying “Alexa, show my front door,” you’ll instantly get a live video feed of activity at your home. To stop viewing the feed, simply say “Alexa, hide my front door.” Note that “front door” is used here as an example, and this should be replaced with whatever name you used to label your Ring device (e.g. “backyard,” “side door,” “garage,” etc.).
By working with Alexa, Ring is making home security even simpler and more convenient. Now, you not only have the power of home security at your fingertips, you can also have it at the sound of your voice.
To learn more about Ring and Alexa, click here.
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