Does the Amazon Echo Show 5 work with Ring products?
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 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?"
A compact Alexa display
Amazon's small screen Alexa device features a touchscreen display, microphone, speakers, camera, and built-in camera cover. Slide the shutter over the lens to protect yourself from potential spying eyes. You can use this device to check the news, stream shows on Amazon Prime, find recipes, interact with Ring devices, and much more.
Monitor and speak with those on your porch
Monitor your camera feeds using the Ring app on your phone or by speaking to an Alexa-enabled device. This doorbell includes a microphone and speakers so you can talk to visitors and hear them in turn.
Sound the alert
A smart home security system
Get alerted when motion is detected in your yard or when doors and windows are opened. This kit comes with a motion detector, keypad, base station, contact sensor, and a range extender. Monitor your home via the Ring app and use Alexa to arm or disarm the security system.
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