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Does the Amazon Echo Show 5 work with Ring products?

Amazon Echo Show 5
Amazon Echo Show 5 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

Best answer: Yes, the Echo Show 5 allows you to interact with several different Ring products, including the video doorbell, alarm system, and security cameras. However, you'll first need to enable the Ring Skill in your Alexa app.

  • Echo Show 5 (2019)
  • Ring Video Doorbell (2020)
  • Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit (2nd Gen)

What is the Echo Show 5?

The Echo Show 5 is one of Amazon's smart screen Alexa-enabled devices that's currently available for purchase. It costs less and is more compact than the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) or Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) while offering the same capabilities. We've tested and reviewed the Echo Show 5 to see how well it works and gave it high marks, and we expect similar performance from the updated second-edition Echo Show 5. For more information on how it differs from the Echo Show 8, check out our comparison articles. Before you can interact with various Ring devices on your Echo Show device, you'll need to go into your Alexa app and enable Ring functions.

Which Ring products can you use with Echo Show 5?

Many of the most popular Ring products work with Alexa devices, including:

  • Ring Video Doorbell (1st Gen through Ring Video Doorbell 4)
  • Ring Peephole Cam
  • Ring Floodlight Cam
  • Ring Spotlight Cam
  • Ring Indoor Cam
  • Ring Stick Up Cam
  • Ring Pathlight
  • Ring Spotlight
  • Ring Steplight
  • Ring Floodlight
  • Ring Alarm systems

What can you do with Ring devices on the Echo Show 5?

Ring Video Doorbell official lifestyle

Source: Ring (Image credit: Source: Ring)

Ring Cameras: Since the Echo Show 5 has a display, you can view live camera feeds simply by specifying which camera you want to see. For example, you could say, "Alexa, show the outdoor camera,", and the feed for that specific camera would appear within a few seconds. You'll give each camera a specific name in your Ring account. To stop the camera feed say, "Alexa, stop."

Ring Video Doorbells: In addition to viewing live feeds from the camera, you can use the Echo Show 5's display and microphone to see and speak with anyone on your porch. Visitors, in turn, will be able to hear you and respond using the speakers and microphone on the Ring device. Simply say, "Alexa, answer the front door," to begin the conversation or "Alexa, stop" to end it.

Ring Alarm System: You can vocally tell Alexa to arm, disarm, or check the status of your security system. It's as simple as saying, "Alexa, arm Ring," "Alexa, disarm Ring" or "Alexa, is Ring armed?" She will ask you to give your voice code to complete these tasks. You can also connect certain Ring Alarm Systems to the Alexa Guard service for more extensive monitoring and security system integration.

Ring Lighting: Whether it's a floodlight or pathway lighting for your yard, you can use Alexa to control when they turn on and off or even what brightness level they're at. Say things like "Alexa, turn on the lights," "Alexa, set patio lamp to 50%," or "Alexa, turn off backyard lights." Once again, you'll give devices specific names, like "patio lamp," in your Ring account.

Door Locks: Several trusted smart lock brands, including Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale, work with Ring. Use your Echo Show 5 to lock and unlock your smart lock. You'll also be able to check the status of your door lock without having to get up. To make this work say things like "Alexa, lock my front door," "Alexa, unlock my front door," or "Alexa, is the front door locked?"

Rebecca Spear is a staff writer for Android Central who loves following the latest tech, drawing with her Wacom, and playing video games. You can find her posting about her pets, art, and video game preferences on Twitter @rrspear.