How to Connect Ring to Echo Show

Want to know how to connect your Ring device to your Echo Show? Read on to find out how to easily sync the two.
How to Connect Ring to Echo Show
Published: 17th Jun 2021
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Video doorbells have seen a rise in popularity of late, and many people wonder how to integrate these devices with their existing home networks. Having a properly synced video doorbell allows users to make full use of the various features that it offers.

Fortunately, the process is simpler than you may think.

If you have no idea how to make your video doorbell work with Amazon Echo Show, then you’re in luck. In this article, we’ll show you how to connect Ring devices to the Echo Show along with other useful Ring doorbell tips.

Table of Contents

  1. The Alexa App
  2. Connecting Your Ring Doorbell to Echo Show
  3. Using Echo Show to Access Your Ring Devices
  4. Echo Show – Ring Connectivity Troubleshooting
  5. Ring and Echo Connectivity Quick FAQ
  6. Another Layer of Security

The Alexa App

If you’re using any model of the Echo Show, then you should already have the Alexa App installed onto one of your mobile devices. If you’ve just begun to set up a new Echo Show device, then you can get the Alexa App either from the Google Play Store for Android, or the Apple App Store for iOS.

Also, you’ll need to be subscribed to several accounts in order to use these devices. You’ll need an Amazon and Alexa account to properly use Echo Show, and you’ll need a Ring account for your video doorbell. Don’t worry though, all these accounts are free to subscribe to. Do note, however, that Amazon and Ring offer paid subscriptions. Therefore, be careful if you have your credit information saved to your devices.

Sign up for all three accounts, then download and install the Alexa app to your mobile device of choice.

The Alexa App

Connecting Your Ring Doorbell to Echo Show

To begin syncing your Amazon Echo Show device and your Ring Video doorbell, you’ll need to follow a few steps:

  1. If you haven’t already, setup your Echo Show Device. This can be done by connecting your Echo Show to your Wi-Fi network and then entering your Amazon Account. The Echo Show will ask you to confirm the date, time, and language settings as well as customize Echo Show preferences. Once you’re done, move on to the next step.
  2. Install your Ring Video Doorbell. A step-by-step guide for the installation of your particular model of doorbell should be in the user’s manual that comes with your device. Once the doorbell has been installed, connect it to your network, and log in to your Ring Account.
  3. On your mobile device, open your Alexa app.
  4. Tap on the menu in the upper left corner of the screen (the three lines icon).
  5. From the menu, choose Skills & Games.
  6. Type Ring into the search bar on the screen that appears.
  7. Tap on Enable when the Ring option appears.
  8. Alexa will then ask you to enter your Ring account information. Once this is done, Alexa should now be linked to your Ring account.
  9. After signing in, tap on Discover Devices to show all the Ring Doorbell devices in the area. These devices should connect automatically with Alexa. If you don’t want a particular Ring Device to be synced with Alexa, tap on Forget beside the device.
  10. If none of your Ring Devices appear automatically, you can say “Alexa, discover my devices” or tap on Devices on the screen to start manual discovery.
  11. Your ring devices should now be connected to Alexa, and can be used via your Echo Show.

Connecting Your Ring Doorbell to Echo Show

Using Echo Show to Access Your Ring Devices

By connecting your Ring Video Doorbells to Alexa, you can use the Echo Show to give voice commands. Ring also provides alerts and notifications to your Echo Show whenever it detects any activity.

You can label your Ring devices individually for ease of access. For example, a doorbell on your front door can be labeled “front door”, and the same can be done for your garage, backyard, etc. If you need to see the front door camera, all you have to do is say “Alexa, show me the front door”. Of course, if you labeled the doorbell differently, the command will go something like “Alexa, show me” followed by the label of the doorbell camera.

Do note that Live Video Feed is only supported on Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Ring Video Doorbell Elite, Ring Video Doorbell 2, and the Ring Floodlight Cam. If you’re using the original Video Doorbell or the Ring Stick Up Cam, Live Video functionality isn’t enabled, and the “Alexa, show me” command won’t work.

Echo Show – Ring Connectivity Troubleshooting

If you’re having problems when syncing your Ring Video Doorbell and the Echo Show, you can try the troubleshooting tips below to see if that solves your problem.

  1. My Ring Device can’t detect my Wi-Fi signal
    There are various reasons why your Ring Device can’t connect to your Wi-Fi. Many are related to your router or Wi-Fi connection and not your Ring device. Try some of these solutions to see if they work for your:
    1. Make sure that you have the correct network name and password.
      • It’s a simple error, but it can happen. Check to see if the name of your network is correct, and ensure that all caps are off when you try and enter your network password.
    2. See if your Router is using 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz networks
      • Dual band routers will often be set to 5Ghz, and only a few Ring products can use the 5Ghz band. Check your router and change the settings to 2.4Ghz and see if this fixes the connectivity issue.
    3. There may be too many obstacles in the way
      • Wi-Fi signals degrade after certain distances, and can be affected by walls and obstacles, depending on the materials they’re constructed from. If your Ring Video Doorbell detects your Wi-Fi near your router but suddenly has no signal the further you go, then your Wi-Fi signal is too weak. Consider getting a Wi-Fi extender to boost the strength of your Wi-Fi.
    4. Your ISP may be down
      • Check your other internet capable devices to see if they also have internet connectivity. If your other devices don’t have Wi-Fi, there may be a problem with your internet provider.

My Ring Device can’t detect my Wi-Fi signal

  1. My Ring features stopped working with Alexa
    If you previously used Alexa to access your Ring devices, but suddenly they aren’t showing in the Alexa menu, then it may be a software problem. This can be fixed by disabling, then re-enabling your Ring Alexa Skill. To do this:
    1. Disable Alexa Ring Skills
      • Open your Alexa app.
      • On the bottom right corner of the screen, tap on More.
      • Choose Skills and Games from the menu.
      • Tap on Your Skills and look for Ring.
      • Tap on the Ring Skill.
      • Tap on Disable Skill.
      • Tap on Disable.
      • At the bottom part of the screen, tap on Devices.
      • Tap on the Trash Can icon to forget all of your Ring Devices.

        Note that this will disable Ring on the Alexa app, but it won’t remove your Ring devices on the Ring app. You can still use your Ring Doorbells via the Ring app even without Alexa connectivity.
    2. Re-enable Alexa Ring Skills
      This can be done by following the instructions for connecting your Ring Devices to Alexa as already detailed above.

My Ring features stopped working with Alexa

  1. Echo Show won’t display my video door camera
    The original Ring Video doorbell and the Ring Stick Up camera doesn’t support live feed via the Echo Show. If you’re using one of these devices, then you won’t be able to see video via your Echo Show device. The Ring devices that are supported by Echo Show are the Ring Video Doorbell Elite, the Video Doorbell Pro, the Video Doorbell 2, and the Ring Floodlight Cam

Ring and Echo Connectivity Quick FAQ

Below are some commonly asked questions regarding Ring and its connectivity with the Echo Show.

  1. Does Echo Show automatically display people at the door?
    No. Even if live video feed is supported, your Amazon Echo Show won’t display video automatically whenever the Ring is triggered. You will have to ask Alexa to display the feed via voice commands. Be aware that there will be a slight delay until the video actually loads.
  2. How does Echo Show alert me when my Ring Video doorbell is activated?
    When enabled, Ring will send out alerts and notifications to your other devices, including the Echo Show whenever activity is detected. Your Echo Show can be configured to flash whenever someone rings the doorbell, or something is detected via Ring’s motion sensors. This can be set up by doing the following:
    1. Open your Alexa app.
    2. Tap on Devices.
    3. Choose All Devices.
    4. Tap on the name of the Ring Doorbell that you want alerts from.
    5. Enable Doorbell Press or Motion toggle to receive alerts for those particular events.

How does Echo Show alert me when my Ring Video doorbell is activated

  1. Is there a monthly charge to use Echo Show for Ring?
    No. Although a subscription to both Amazon, and Ring are needed to use both the Echo Show and Ring, these subscriptions are free. Ring does, however, offer subscription fees for storing video on the cloud, otherwise you’re restricted to seeing footage via the live feed.


Another Layer of Security

Syncing your Ring device and the Echo Show adds another layer of security and convenience for your smart home network. These devices work well together and provide users with a lot of additional features. Knowing how to connect Ring to the Echo Show is certainly a very useful piece of info to have.

Do you have any experiences with connecting Ring and Echo Show? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.