We’re highlighting all the steps you need to take to link a Ring video doorbell to a Google Home smart speaker. Have you ever wanted to connect a Ring Video Doorbell to a Google Home device? Would you like to control Ring using just your voice? We’ll show you how to add your Ring Doorbell to a Google Home device and explain what can be done once the two are linked.
Does the Ring Doorbell Work With Google Home?
The good news is that a Google Home device can be synced with a Ring doorbell. You may use the Google Home speech assistant to operate some features of the Ring device by linking the two gadgets. However, none of Ring’s functions are accessible on these two handsets because they are made by other companies.
As a result, you won’t be able to see video from your Ring device using a Google Nest Hub. Additionally, Ring content is not transmitted by Chromecast devices to televisions or other screens. Despite these restrictions, there are still various ways to combine Ring with Google Home.
You may use voice commands to check the status and battery life of your device, turn on or off motion alerts, find out when you last had visitors, and even take a little video.
What You’ll Need
- A Ring doorbell
- A Ring account
- A Google Home device
- A Google account
- The Google Home app—Download: iOS | Android (Free)
- The Google Assistant app—Download: iOS | Android (Free)
- The Ring app—Download: iOS | Android (Free)
How to Install Ring With Google Home
1. Visit the Google Home Assistant Ring Page
Visit the Ring device section of the Google Home Assistant Services website as the first step in connecting your Ring device to Google Home.
You will choose your Google Home device and connect it to your Ring account on this page. Please make sure that you have access to both your Ring and Google accounts. Both are required to finish the procedure.
2. Sign in to Google Assistant
Sign in to your Google account. For those with multiple Google email addresses, make sure this account is the same one you use with your Google Home device.
3. Select the Google Home Device to Use With Ring
After logging in, select Send to Device. You can choose the kind of Google Home device you’re pairing with Ring from a menu that will appear..
Ring is compatible with Android 6.0 and later tablets, Android 6.0 and later TVs, Google Home Assistants, Android 5.0 phones, iOS 10.0 and later devices, select headphones, and smart displays. This method does not support any other devices that are not specified here.
Additionally, only that type of device will appear in the selection if you have registered only one device to function with Google Home. Choose the Google Home device that you want to utilize with Ring if you have numerous options.
Note: The Send to Device menu may occasionally not show up during setup after you sign in to Google. Do not panic if you cannot see this button. The following stage of this procedure is the same.
4. Link Your Ring Doorbell With Google Home
In the Google Assistant app on your phone or tablet, you’ll see a notification if you’ve chosen your device from the Send to Device menu. This alert will request authorization to connect to Ring. Choose Yes to move on to the following stage.
You must link your Ring account using your web browser if you do not see the Send to Device button. To achieve this, open the Google Home Assistant Ring page and click the blue Link text in the top right corner.
In a popup, you’ll be asked to verify that you want to connect your Ring account to your Google account. Select Link to continue.
How to Add a Ring Doorbell to Google Home – FAQS
What Can I Do With Google Home and Ring?
- While you may not be able to access your Ring Video Doorbell’s video feed, you can still use Google Home to collect certain information about your Ring Device. You can say:
- “Hey Google, talk to Ring about starting a new recording.”
- “Hey Google, ask Ring about the health of my devices.”
- “Hey Google, talk to Ring about the last time my doorbell rang.”