Ring products can be controlled using the Ring app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Google Home can be used to control Ring products by linking the two accounts together. Once the accounts are linked, users can say “Hey Google, show me my front door” to view the live feed from their Ring doorbell camera.
Does Ring Work with Google Home?
Now that you know what these two devices are and what they can do let’s find out whether they work together or not. The answer is yes; these two devices can be paired together.
However, you cannot control all features of your Ring with the Google Home speaker. The reason is that these two devices are also competitors.
So, you cannot use Google Nest Hub to view video from your Ring device. You cannot cast videos or pictures taken by a Ring camera to a TV using Chromecast devices either.
But You can have some function that you can control like Google Home give you the ability to check your device’s battery life or to turn on and off the motion alerts.
Using Google Home, you can also determine the last time someone was at your doorstep and even record a video.
How to connect Ring with Google Home?
Now that you know what limitations you will face when using the Ring Doorbell with Google Home, let’s guide you through the process of setting them up.
First of all, you will need to install the Ring app on your Android or iOS device. Then, make sure that your Google Home is up to date.
Here are steps you should follow to connect your Ring with Google Home:
1. Visit the Google Home Assistant Ring Page
Go to Ring Page on Google assistant website and look for your device in the list of supported Google devices.
You will need Ring and Google account to link them together so make sure you have them both.
2. Sign in to Google Assistant
If you have already signed in before, skip this step. If not, go to the Google Home app and sign in to your account.
3. Select the Google Home Device to Use With Ring
Once you select Ring from the list, you will be asked to select a Google Home device that you want to connect it with.
4. Follow Google Assistant’s Instructions
Google Assistant will ask you whether you want to allow your Google account to be connected with this device.
5. Name Your Device
In the next step, you will need to give your device a name. This way, when someone asks Google Home what’s my name, they will be able to see your device.
6. Link Your Device With Ring App
Once you finish all steps in the Google Assistant, your name will appear on your Ring device list. You can now ask Google to play music, check the weather, and more!
You will need an Android or iOS smartphone as well as a Ring Video Doorbell to be able to use this device with Google Home.
What is Ring Doorbell?
The Ring Doorbell is a wireless doorbell that has motion sensors and an HD video camera. This device can be installed in places where there’s no power outlet nearby. It is weatherproof and can be powered by a rechargeable battery pack which will last up to one year before needing to be recharged.
The Ring doorbell sends the owners app notifications when someone is at their doorstep or anywhere else where this device has been installed, which allows them to see and talk to the visitor.
The Ring Doorbell is compatible with Amazon Echo because it can be addressed by voice commands. It also works with Nest and IFTTT.
What is Google Home?
Google home is a smart speaker that has a powerful sound, 360 degrees Omnidirectional audio, and voice recognition.
The device has a built-in high-excursion speaker with two 2 inches drivers and dual 2 inches passive radiators. Its main feature is voice activation, which means that it can be activated by saying the word “Ok Google” and then asking it questions or giving it commands.
Google Home can be used for playing music, getting the latest news and weather forecasts, getting answers to questions, etc. You can use it for controlling your lights or even your thermostat!
If you would like a smart home full of devices that work together, then you need to know that Ring is compatible with many other smart home devices like Wink and IFTTT. Furthermore, Ring can be connected with Amazon Alexa.
Now that you know how to connect Ring with Google Home, you can enjoy all the video doorbell features even more.
So, can Ring and Google Home work together? Yes, they can. But you cannot use them as one device. You can only control some functions using your Google Home speaker, like toggling motion alerts or checking the battery level.
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I am John Kouchek, the founder of Own The Smart Home. I am passionate about making homes smarter and more efficient. I have a degree in Robotics and Automation (MSc) and have worked in the home automation industry for over 10 years. Learn More!