Ring Video Doorbell & Alexa


(Kosta) #1

So this is new:

https://blog.ring.com/index.php/2017/06/22/ring-video-doorbells-and-security-cameras-now-work-with-amazon-alexa-on-echo-show/

Does this mean they somewhat opened their API and we can video out of these things now?

Now I want and Echo Show too…


#2

I pre-ordered the Echo Show because of the Ring integration, but I was hoping there would be a way to set it up to auto answer (show live feed) when the bell is pushed or it senses motion. I have a tablet that is set up to do this and find it super convenient.


(Michael Stroh) #3

How did you do this? I am waiting for the Ring Video Doorbell 2 to get in stock locally and would like to find an inexpensive way to do this. It should boost the WAF quite a bit.


#4

[quote=“Stroh, post:3, topic:91270, full:true”]How did you do this? I am waiting for the Ring Video Doorbell 2 to get in stock locally and would like to find an inexpensive way to do this. It should boost the WAF quite a bit.
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I have an Android tablet. I use the app Keep Screen On to keep the tab unlocked and screen on. I use MacroDroid to launch the Ring app when I receive a motion or ring notification and then go back to the home screen after a minute. Most people use Tasker, but I wasn’t able to get it to work. I found MacroDroid much easier to use.