Imagine not getting off of your couch and still being able to answer the doorbell. Imagine always being able to view your ring doorbell and 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 devices today, your wish 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 happening outside your front door at any time of the day (or night).
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In this article, we will explain how to easily view the ring doorbell on TV. We will also discuss its variants and answer some of your questions. Remember! These steps may vary slightly depending on your device. So, without wasting any time, let’s dive right in.
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Ring Doorbell on TV, Firestick, and other Compatible Devices
Imagine 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. It’s like magic!
The best thing about Ring Doorbell is that you can view the ring camera on Smart TV, Smartphone, even a smart refrigerator, or any other smart device. That means you can also get a Ring Doorbell on Amazon Fire Stick. Simply download the ring app on your device, install the ring devices, pair the two and enjoy. The ring app is compatible with a plethora of devices and platforms.
But, there are several Ring Doorbell models on the market. While each of them does the same task, there are minor differences you should keep in mind.
Ring Video Doorbell Models
Standard Ring Video Doorbell (Second & third Gen)
This is the standard model of the Ring Doorbell available in the markets. It boasts 1080p resolution, 160 degrees field view, 30 ft night vision, dual speakers, a microphone, and an internal chime. It uses a battery to power the circuit. However, the problem with Ring Doorbell’s second and third generation is that it’s only compatible with FireTv and Fire TV Stick. It doesn’t support Samsung Smart TVs.
Some older variants of Ring Video Doorbell (1st gen) are still in circulation. While they are a bit inexpensive, they feature a 720p video feed and fewer features.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Doorbell Pro offers a slight boost over the second and third-gen ring doorbells. The primary difference here is not the features but the power source. There’s no battery to power the gadget. Instead, it allows you to connect the device directly to an existing doorbell chime circuit. Therefore, you don’t have to charge the battery every now and then.
Moreover, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is fully compatible with Amazon’s Fire OS devices as well as Samsung Smart TVs. Overall, both devices offer similar functionalities. The only difference is that you can directly connect the Doorbell Pro to your bell’s chime box.
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Ring Video Doorbell Elite
Finally, we have the Ring Video Doorbell Elite. This is the premium variant of the Ring doorbells. The primary difference between this variant and all the previous versions is that it comes with Ethernet compatibility. You can pair it with other devices via Ethernet, which is a lot safer method of connection and pairing.
How to tell which Ring Doorbell variant do I have?
While all the variants of Ring Doorbell are very similar, there are some easy ways to tell the difference. For instance, take a look at the back of your doorbell device. The original first-generation Ring doorbell has different sensor placement than second and third-gen variants. All of them use a removable battery, though.
Telling the difference between the premium models is somewhat easier. Both the Pro and Elite versions don’t utilize a removable battery. Besides, the Elite version connects via Ethernet, while the Pro model connects via wifi with your chime box. So, you can easily differentiate between the two ring devices.
Let’s now look at how to view Ring Doorbell on TV with Firestick and other Amazon Fire OS devices.
How to Install the Ring Skill
People often ask, How to set up my ring doorbell? Well, connecting your ring doorbell to your Fire TV Stick and setting it up is very easy. 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.
- Install and run the Alexa app.
- On the top left corner of the screen, you should be able to see the three horizontal lines. Tap on it.
- Now, from the drop-down menu, choose “Skills & Games.”
- Afterward, tap the “Search” button located at the top right corner of the display.
- Type in “ring” with the help of the keypad, and locate the Ring application from the list of apps being shown on your screen.
- Now tap on the “Enable to Use” button in order to add Ring Skill to your Alexa device.
- In the following screen, you will be asked to enter your Ring details, as you can see below
- Next, hit sign in to proceed to the authorization page.
- Hit “Authorize to authorize linking the two devices.
(You will get a message that confirms that you have successfully connected these two devices.” )
- 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.
Go to the Ring official page on Amazon and enable it to do this. 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 an event, some additional commands with Echo make everything all the more convenient.
- 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.
What’s more, all of your Alexa devices that come with displays can automatically show your Ring doorbell video whenever someone presses the bell. This makes your devices even more convenient as the video feed is there automatically. You don’t have to sort through settings or change anything.
The Ring Doorbell is a complete smart home security system. It provides you with 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, 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 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.
How to make the “Do not disturb” feature work with Samsung TV?
Unfortunately, there’s no “Do not disturb” feature for Samsung TVs like the Echo devices. But, there is an easy workaround. You can set a motion schedule in the Ring app. There’s one problem with this solution, though. This setting will impact all your connected smart home devices and not just the TV.
Of course, you can pair the two devices. In fact, you can view any ring camera on your TV with the help of a Firestick.
Whenever the doorbell rings, it causes the TV to come on, showing the Firestick home screen. How to stop this?
Simply turn on the Ring Doorbell announcement for Firestick. Go to doorbell device settings in the Alexa app and turn off this feature under announcement devices.
Can I view my Ring Camera through the Alexa TV?
Absolutely. To see your ring camera through Alexa TV, simply follow the instructions to pair Ring to Alexa. You can then easily see your camera with the help of your Alexa-enabled Fire TV.
Can I watch multiple ring cameras simultaneously on a PC, TV, Smartphone, or Tablet?
Unfortunately, we don’t know any working method to do that. You can pair your IP cameras with software like Blue Iris to live stream on a monitor. However, this setup doesn’t work with the ring cameras, unfortunately.
- 1 Ring Doorbell on TV, Firestick, and other Compatible Devices
- 2 How to View Ring Doorbell on FireTV Stick, Fire TV Cube, FireStick 4K, or other Amazon Devices
- 3 Pairing Ring Doorbell with Echo Show/Spot
- 4 Final Thoughts
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 5.1 Does Ring doorbell work with Firestick?
- 5.2 How to connect Alexa to Fire Stick
- 5.3 How to connect Ring to Alexa
- 5.4 How to connect Ring Doorbell to Echo Show
- 5.5 How to make the “Do not disturb” feature work with Samsung TV?
- 5.6 Can I link my outdoor ring security camera with my Smart TV?
- 5.7 Whenever the doorbell rings, it causes the TV to come on, showing the Firestick home screen. How to stop this?
- 5.8 Can I view my Ring Camera through the Alexa TV?
- 5.9 Can I watch multiple ring cameras simultaneously on a PC, TV, Smartphone, or Tablet?