Can You Connect Ring to Google Home?
With the rise in popularity of smart home devices, many people are wondering if they can connect their Ring doorbell to their Google Home. The short answer is yes, you can connect Ring to Google Home and enjoy the convenience and added security that comes with it. In this article, we will delve into the details of how to connect Ring to Google Home and how it can enhance your smart home experience.
How to Connect Ring to Google Home
To connect your Ring doorbell to Google Home, you will need to have a few things in place. Firstly, you should have both the Ring and Google Home apps installed on your smartphone or tablet. You will also need a Google Home device, such as Google Nest Mini or Google Home Hub, and of course, a Ring doorbell. Once you have all these essentials, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download the Ring App
If you have not already done so, download the Ring app from the App Store or Google Play store. Create an account and set up your Ring doorbell following the app’s instructions.
Step 2: Download the Google Home App
Next, download the Google Home app from the same app store. Sign in to your Google account or create a new one if you do not have one already.
Step 3: Link Your Ring Account to Google Assistant
In the Google Home app, tap on the ‘Add’ button at the top left and select ‘Set up device’. Choose ‘Works with Google’ and search for ‘Ring’. Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Ring account to Google Assistant.
Step 4: Assign Your Ring Doorbell to a Room
After you have successfully linked your Ring account to Google Assistant, you can assign your Ring doorbell to a specific room in your Google Home setup. This will allow you to control your Ring doorbell using voice commands.
Benefits of Connecting Ring to Google Home
Now that you know how to connect Ring to Google Home, let’s look at some of the benefits it brings to your smart home:
- Convenience: By connecting your Ring doorbell to Google Home, you can control your front door using voice commands, making your hands-free and making your daily routines more convenient.
- Enhanced Security: With Google Home, you can ask for a live view of your Ring video doorbell, see who’s at the door, and communicate with them through the built-in two-way audio feature, no matter where you are.
- Automation: By linking your Ring doorbell to Google Home, you can set up routines to have your Google Home speakers announce when someone rings the doorbell, making it easier to keep track of visitors.
Can I connect multiple Ring devices to Google Home?
Yes, you can connect multiple Ring devices, including doorbells, cameras, and security systems, to Google Home.
Can I disable the doorbell chime when connected to Google Home?
Yes, you can turn off the doorbell chime through the Google Home app if you find it redundant with the Google Home speaker announcing when someone rings the doorbell.
What other voice commands can I use with Ring on Google Home?
You can ask Google Home to show you the last recorded event on your Ring device, turn on or off motion alerts, and adjust the doorbell’s volume.
Can I connect my Ring doorbell to Google Home without a subscription?
Yes, you can connect your Ring doorbell to Google Home and access basic features without a subscription. However, to access advanced features such as 24/7 recording and cloud storage, you will need a Ring Protect subscription.
With these simple steps and the added benefits of connecting your Ring doorbell to Google Home, you can elevate your smart home experience and enjoy added convenience and security. So go ahead, connect your devices and enjoy the seamless integration of Ring and Google Home.