How To View Ring Doorbell On TV
Imagine not getting off of your couch and still being able to answer the doorbell. Imagine always being able to check what’s happening outside your front door. Wouldn’t that be nice? Sure, you can check your front door with the help of a smart camera but, it cannot answer the doorbell or respond to your commands.
Thanks to Ring Doorbell today, your imagination has turned into reality. It’s a very innovative and convenient way to secure your house, answer the doorbells and keep any unwanted people away without having to face them. With the Ring Smart security system, you can always keep an eye on everything that’s happening outside your front door any time of the day (or night).
Ring Doorbell on TV, Firestick and other Compatible Devices
The best thing about Ring Doorbell is that you can view it on Smart TV, Smartphone, even on a smart refrigerator, or any other smart device. That means you can also get a Ring Doorbell on Amazon Fire Stick.
Imagine you are just sitting on your couch getting some Netflix and Chill time, and the doorbell rings. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, show me the front door,” and Alexa will immediately show you the Live video of your front door.
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How to Install the Ring Skill
People often ask, How to set up my ring doorbell? Well, Connecting the Ring doorbell to your Fire TV Stick and setting it up is very easy. But the first step is to connect your Ring device’s camera to Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant. We do that with the help of Ring Skill. Once connected, you can then control your TV with the help of Alexa, which is built into your streaming devices (i.e., Fire TV Stick, Fire TV 4K, and others). You can also install the Alexa app from the respective AppStore on your smartphone. Alternatively, you can access Alexa with the help of a computer via its official website to complete the setup process.
If all this is a bit confusing, follow the steps below to easily install Ring Skill.
Step 1: Install and run the Alexa app.
Step 2: On the top left corner of the screen, you should be able to see the three horizontal lines. Tap on it.
Step 3: Now, from the drop-down menu, choose “Skills & Games.”
Step 4: Afterwards, tap the “Search” button located at the top right corner of the display.
Step 5: Type in “ring” with the help of the keypad, locate the Ring application from the list of apps being shown on your screen.
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Step 6: Now tap on the “Enable to Use” button in order to add Ring Skill to your Alexa device.
Step 7: In the following screen, you will be asked to enter your Ring details, as you can see below
Step 8: Next, hit sign in to proceed to the authorization page.
Step 9: Hit “Authorize to authorize linking the two devices.
(You will get a message that confirms that you have successfully connected these two devices.”
Step 10: Finally, you need to discover the two devices. To do this, either click on the “Discover Devices” message you see on the following display or just say out loud, “Alexa, Discover Devices.”
You can also enable the Ring security system on your Computer. To do this, go to the Ring official page on Amazon here and enable it. After that, follow all the on-screen instructions to pair the two devices. However, you should be signed in to your official Amazon account on the Alexa app and FireStick to do this. If you’re signed into different Amazon accounts, you won’t be able to pair them up.
How to View Ring Doorbell on FireTV Stick, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K or other Amazon Devices
Once paired, you can then display all of your paired devices on your TV. All you need to do is say the requisite voice command. However, before you do that, it’s important that you know the name of all of your devices. A name is assigned to every device at the initial setup. Most of the time, users name them according to their location. For instance, people call their front door “Front Door” and backyard “Backyard.”
In case you forget what you called a particular device on its first set up, you can easily get their names by going first into the Ring app and then checking “My Devices.” In the following menu, you will be able to see all the listed devices and their names.
Useful Alexa Ring Doorbell Commands
Some very useful Alexa commands are:
- Alexa, show me the “Backyard” (assuming backyard is your backyard device’s name)
- Alexa, hide the “backyard.”
- Alexa, go home
- Alexa, show me the “Frontdoor.”
- Alexa, answer the “Frontdoor” (assuming you have an Echo device connected, you can talk to the visitors on your front door)
- Alexa, hide the “Frontdoor
- Alexa, play the last event from the “Backyard.”
- Alexa, pause (to pause the currently playing video)
Remember, your Ring doorbell shows a blue ring light every time you view it live on your Firestick. The doorbell remains in this state for around ten minutes. Meanwhile, if you press any button, it will not work. Once the ten minutes period expires, you will then be able to use the doorbell as before.
Pairing Ring Doorbell with Echo Show/Spot
As we already mentioned, you can also pair your ring doorbell with Echo Spot or Echo Show device to have a two-way conversation with visitors outside your front door. While you can use the same commands we mentioned earlier to view the live feed or answer to an event, some additional commands with Echo make everything all the more convenient. These are:
- Alexa, talk to the front door
- Alexa, answer the Frontdoor
What’s more, if you have an Alexa device with a screen, it can automatically show you a video feed from Ring Doorbell if someone presses the bell. This makes everything even more convenient as you don’t have to say the voice command. Everything is done automatically. If the door rings, the video feed is there for you already to answer and communicate.
The Ring Doorbell is a complete smart home security system. It provides you a complete view of your home irrespective of where you are. Because of its compatibility with Firestick, you can quickly switch your favorite TV show to the front door as soon as the doorbell rings. Oh, and if you hear a strange noise in your backyard in the middle of the night, no need to worry as you can check what’s outside with the help of a simple voice command. Hopefully, after going through this article, now you know how to link Ring Doorbell to Fire TV Stick (and any other Alexa compatible Amazon device). Check it out and let us know what you think in the usual place.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does Ring doorbell work with Firestick?
Of course, it works with Firestick. In fact, it works really well and you can view your doorbell on a smart TV’s screen with the help of Firestick. You can also view it on some Samsung TVs.
How to connect Alexa to Fire Stick
To connect Alexa to your Fire Stick, open the Alexa app and go to its settings. From there, proceed to TV & Video. Now select Fire TV and choose Link your Alexa device. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to connect Alexa to your Fire TV stick.
How to connect Ring to Alexa
Already discussed in the article. Please check the “How to Install the Ring Skill” subheading.
How to connect Ring Doorbell to Echo Show
Already discussed in the article. Please check the “Pairing Ring Doorbell with Echo Show/Spot” subheading for more details.
- 1 How To View Ring Doorbell On TV
- 2 Ring Doorbell on TV, Firestick and other Compatible Devices
- 3 How to View Ring Doorbell on FireTV Stick, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K or other Amazon Devices
- 4 Pairing Ring Doorbell with Echo Show/Spot
- 5 Final Thoughts
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)