Google Home and Ring Doorbell are popular gadgets among smart home lovers.
The Ring doorbell is a smart, wireless-connected device. So as such, you should be able to make it work with other connected home devices, such as Google Home.
But many people have come across issues regarding their compatibility. So that’s why in this blog post, we are going to explain if you can actually add your Ring Doorbell to a Google Home device, how to add it, and what to do once they are linked.
The short answer is - yes, the Ring video doorbell can be paired with Google Home smart speaker, and you’ll be able to control some aspects of the Ring device.
However, only to a limited extent. The two devices are from competing manufacturers, which means that not all of Ring's features are available.
Nevertheless, Google Home can be connected to a Ring camera, and the devices can track when the motion sensors and doorbells are set off, but they won’t alert you if there’s someone at the door.
Also, one of the biggest downsides to using Ring and Google Home as part of an integrated smart home system is that you can’t see the Ring security cameras through the Google Home console.
This means that Google Home can recognize that the Ring camera is detecting someone at the door, it won’t let you know and you won’t be able to see them.
Despite the limitations, there are still ways you can use Google Home and Ring together.
You can use Google Home voice commands to:
Before you link these two devices, make sure you have these three apps installed on your phone:
To add the Ring video doorbell to Google Home:
The setup process is complete and now you can access Ring from your Google Home.
Although Ring works with Google Home with limitations, once you connect them, you can ask Google Home to perform various tasks with Ring.
Say ‘Hey Google, talk to Ring’ or ‘Hey Google, ask Ring…’. After Google Home accesses Ring, you’ll hear Ring ask what you want to do.
You can say some of the following phrases to prompt it to give you an answer:
If you like using Google Home, you might also like to learn how to fix the "Could Not Connect to Google Home Mini" error message.
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