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October 8, 2018

Do Ring products work with Alexa?

by John_A

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Best answer: Yes! All of the Ring doorbells and cameras work perfectly with Alexa, and there are few different things you can do with the two ecosystems.

Amazon: Ring Video Doorbell 2 ($199)

Do Ring products work with Alexa?

Yes! Once you install the Ring Video Doorbell Alexa skill, you can use your Echo speaker or other Alexa-enabled device to control your Ring devices.

What can you do with Ring products and Alexa?

You get different capabilities depending on which Alexa device you’re using. If you have an Echo Show or another device with a screen (including a Fire TV), you can say, “Alexa, show the front door” to see what your front entryway looks like. Same goes for any cameras you have around the house.

If you don’t have an Echo Show or other device with a screen, there’s really nothing you can do with your smart speaker and the Ring Video Doorbells. At this time, you can’t use your Echo speaker to hold a two-way conversation using your Ring’s microphone and speaker. You can add that capability with a $40 Fire TV, though. You would use your Echo speaker to say, “Alexa, show the front door”, and have your video come through your television.

The doorbell for you

Ring Video Doorbell 2

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$199 at Amazon

A great way to start your smart home.

If you want to keep an eye on your front entryway, this doorbell is perfect for you. You can see the video feed from anywhere in the world with Ring’s smartphone app, or by using Alexa to show you the feed.

A smarter screen

All-new Amazon Echo Show

$229 at Amazon

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See your camera feed, and a million other things.

You can use other Amazon devices to see your camera feed, but the Echo Show is useful for so much more. It’s a great companion in the kitchen to let you follow along to your favorite recipes, talk to your friends over Skype, see the weather, and more.

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