Alexa Commands For Ring Doorbells: 15 Easy Ones To Start [2021]

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Updated:  March 11, 2021

One of our favorite smart home purchases has been a Ring doorbell. 

It makes my wife feel safer to to see who’s at the door before approaching it and it helped us recover over $500 in an insurance claim for a stolen package.

And so we wanted to create this guide to Alexa commands for Ring doorbells and cameras (including a printable cheat sheet) to show others just how convenient it is to use these impressive security products.

Let’s dive in.

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The Basics

Using Alexa With Ring Doorbells & Cameras

Ring has a fantastic origin story.

The company was started by serial entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff in 2012.

It struggled early on, failing to get a Shark Tank deal in 2013 when the company was near bankruptcy.

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Ring (f.k.a. DoorBot) failed to get a Shark Tank deal in 2013, yet sold to Amazon for $1 billion in 2018

However, Jamie’s conviction about the popularity and security benefits of his video doorbell was spot-on, and in five short years, he sold Ring to Amazon for $1 billion!

Ring Doorbells & Cameras Are Alexa-Compatible

As an Amazon-owned company, it’s no surprise that all generations and models of Ring doorbells and cameras are Alexa-compatible.

This includes the recently-released Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro as well as the new budget indoor cameras that Ring has released.

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Voice Commands

Alexa Commands For Ring

Below you’ll find the full list of Alexa commands for Ring doorbells and cameras, organized into four categories:

  1. Answering The Door
  2. Viewing Live Activity
  3. Stopping Live Activity
  4. Viewing Recorded Activity
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Answering The Door

  • Alexa, answer the [front door]
  • Alexa, talk to the [backyard]

Viewing Live Activity

  • Alexa, show [front door]
  • Alexa, hide [backyard]

Stopping Live Activity

  • Alexa, hide the [front door]
  • Alexa, go home
  • Alexa, stop

Viewing Recorded Activity

  • Alexa, show me the latest activity from [front door]
  • Alexa, show the most recent event from [backyard]
  • Alexa, pause
  • Alexa, play
  • Alexa, fast-forward
  • Alexa, fast-forward [# of seconds / mins]
  • Alexa, rewind
  • Alexa, rewind [# of seconds / mins]


Given our increased online shopping post-COVID and the unfortunate threat of package theft, video doorbells provide daily comfort that our possessions are safe.

(Not to mention that simply having a video doorbell can be a great deterrent to those looking to harm you or your possessions…).

If you’re interested in other handy examples of smart home voice control, check out our  Alexa commands guides below for Nest ThermostatsRoomba vacuums, and Amazon Fire TV Sticks.
And of course, if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.
Otherwise, enjoy these Alexa Ring commands and the peace of mind they bring!
Warm Regards,
The Commands Guru
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