Ring Doorbell on TV: How to Connect and View?

Viewing your Ring video doorbell on your TV is convenient for monitoring your front door. With Alexa integration and Fire TV devices, connecting your Ring doorbell to display video on your television is simple.

What do You need to Use the Ring Doorbell?

  • A Ring doorbell camera
  • An Amazon Echo device
  • A Fire TV or Fire Stick
  • The Ring and Alexa apps

Connecting Ring to Alexa

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The first step is linking your Ring camera to Amazon Alexa using the Ring skill in the Alexa app. This allows Alexa, which is built into Fire TV devices, to control Ring.

In the Alexa app:

1. Go to “Skills” and search for “Ring.”
2. Enable the Ring skill
3. Sign in with your Ring account credentials
4. Follow the prompts to link your Ring device

Your Ring camera is now connected to Alexa!

Viewing Ring Video on Your Fire TV

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With your Ring camera linked to Alexa, viewing live video on your TV is easy. Using the Fire TV remote or a paired Echo device, say:

“Alexa, show the front door.”

Your Fire TV will display the live video stream from your Ring doorbell. To stop viewing, say:

“Alexa, hide the front door.”

Additional Commands:

Here are some other handy commands you can use:

  • “Alexa, play the last event from the front door.”
  • “Alexa, pause.”
  • “Alexa, answer the front door” – answer your Ring doorbell from your Echo device

Connect Ring to Compatible Samsung Smart TV

What You Need

  • A compatible Samsung Smart TV (2018 models or newer)
  • The Samsung SmartThings app
  • A SmartThings home monitoring kit

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Set Up SmartThings

First, you’ll need to install the SmartThings monitoring kit. This entails placing sensors on doors/windows and connecting the hub to your wifi.

In the SmartThings app on your phone:

1. Create a Samsung account if you don’t have one
2. Set up device access for your SmartThings hub
3. Connect the hub to your wifi
4. Add devices like sensors, cameras, etc.

Connect Ring

Next, you’ll link your Ring account with SmartThings:

1. In the SmartThings app, tap “Add Device”
2. Select “Ring”
3. Sign in to link your Ring account
4. Choose which Ring devices to connect

Now, your Ring devices will appear in the SmartThings app!

View Ring on Your Samsung TV

Finally, download the SmartThings app on your compatible Samsung TV. Open the app, and connected devices like your Ring camera are available to view!

SmartThings integration lets you directly view doorbell activity and camera footage on 2018 or newer Samsung televisions. This allows you to conveniently monitor deliveries, visitors, and more without opening an app on your phone.

View with Echo Devices

Echo Device

Echo Show

The Echo Show series with screens is ideal for viewing Ring cameras. Simply say, “Alexa, show [name] camera” to pull up the live feed. You can also say, “Alexa, answer the front door” to answer your Ring doorbell from the Echo Show.

Other handy commands include:

“Alexa, show the last event from the front door.”
“Alexa, talk to the front door” – for two-way talk
“Alexa, pause.”

Echo Spot

The Echo Spot works similarly to the Echo Show. You can view live streams from your Ring doorbell and cameras using the same voice commands. The small circular display lets you easily check in on high-definition video feeds.

Echo Dot/Echo

While the Echo Dot and Echo do not have screens, you can still view Ring camera feeds on a Fire TV or paired television. For example:

“Alexa, show the back door camera on the living room TV.”

This will display the Ring camera’s live feed or last motion event on your paired Fire TV. You can then converse with visitors through the Echo Dot/Echo.

Using Echo devices with Fire TVs or other paired screens gives you flexibility in viewing and interacting with your Ring cameras and doorbells. Alexa makes connecting Ring to various displays simple with intuitive voice controls.

About: Pankaj Konwar

Pankaj Konwar is the founder and writer of 5GMP. He writes in-depth buying guides, tips for troubleshooting common TV problems, and reviews of the latest TV models.

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