It is possible to connect your Ring doorbell to your Roku TV and view the camera feed in live time. It’s a nice feature, you just switch the channel through the remote control and you can see the front door camera.
In this guide, we will show how to view your Ring doorbell to a Roku TV, how to pull the live stream, and how to set it up.
How to connect a Ring doorbell to a Roku TV?
Connecting a Ring doorbell to a Roku TV or a TV that uses the Roku stick is quite simple. Basically, you have to go through the prompts on the TV screen and it’s intuitive. However, Ring doesn’t provide any official app for Roku so you need to go through a third-party app.
One way to watch the Ring doorbell on the Roku TV is by using the Alexa app. Then, you can make Alexa display the camera based on voice commands. Here are the steps that you should follow:
- Install the Amazon Alexa app on your phone and create an account through it.
- Ensure that all your devices (phone, Roku TV, Ring doorbell) are connected to the same network. They all need to use the same WiFi/internet connection
- Click Add on Alexa, and add the Roku skill.
- Connect the Ring doorbell to Alexa
Once the Roku skill is added, issue a voice command to Alexa to display the doorbell camera on the TV screen.
The doorbell camera’s live feed should be showing on the TV.
Android: How to see the Ring doorbell camera on Roku TV using the screen mirror feature?
Another way is to just open the Ring app on the phone and mirror the image on the TV screen via Roku. Follow these steps if you’re using Android phone:
Turn on the Roku device and then press the Home button (on the remote control). Select Settings. Choose Systems.
Under the System section, click Screen Mirroring. On the next window, select Always Allow to enable the screen mirroring anytime you request it via the app.
Basically, these steps are just to enable the Screen Mirroring feature. To cast the image, you need to have the Roku device (TV set, or external) and the phone (where the Ring app is installed) on the camera network. Then, follow these steps.
Install the Ring app on your phone then create an account or Sign in if you already have one. Setup the Ring doorbell and ensure that you can see the image of the camera when accessing via the app.
For example, choose the camera you want to watch and then select Cast or Screen Mirroring from the Notification panel.
Then select the Roku device from the list of the devices and the live feed of the Ring doorbell camera should show up on the TV screen.
iPhone: How to see the Ring doorbell camera on Roku TV using the screen mirror feature?
The logic is the same when using an iPhone (or iPad). The Roku device and the phone need to be on the same WiFi network. Install the Ring app and add your doorbell. Then access the camera and swipe to the Control Center.
There you need to select Screen Mirroring and then select your Roku device (TV) from the listed devices.
An AirPlay Passcode will appear on the TV screen. Enter that number on the prompted box on the phone and you’re done. Your phone should start to mirror its screen on the TV.
How to connect a Ring doorbell on a Fire TV set?
Apart from Alexa, you can make the Ring doorbell show the camera on the TV using other third-party home assistant apps. The logic and the steps are almost the same. For example, you can connect the Ring doorbell to a TV using the Fire TV device.
- Install the Amazon Alexa app.
- Fire TV is built-in on Alexa and all you have to do is connect the Ring to your Alexa app.
- Then Alexa will cast the camera on the Fire TV. You need to use the voice commands to get the camera on the TV screen.
Why should you stream the Ring doorbell on your Roku TV?
There are many reasons why you should do it such as convenience, it looks nicer on the big screen, more details, etc.
Imagine this: you’re sitting on the couch and your doorbell rings. You can switch the channel via your remote (or using Alexa voice commands) and you will see the front door’s camera on the screen. It’s super convenient, right? Additionally, you may pull the footage and watch it comfortably on the big screen without missing any details.
Bigger screen and better details
Obviously, it’s much better to see the camera on the big screen, with better details and it’s also comfortable to playback and review all the footage. The phone’s screen is small and you’ll miss a lot of details when viewing the Ring doorbell.
Is there any Ring app for TV sets?
There’s no official Ring app specifically for smart TVs. But, you can access the Ring doorbell (and other devices) using third-party apps such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Fire device, etc. Basically, you need to use home assistants to access the Ring live view or footage.
Alexa is not recognizing the voice commands?
It happens quite often that Alexa doesn’t go through with the voice commands. There are many reasons, but first, you need to ensure that all your devices are updated to the latest software.
Second, you need to speak slowly and pronounce each word clearly (and loudly) so that Alexa can understand what you are saying. We’d suggest practicing the voice commands a few times until you get to know the tricks of the system.
You can hook up your Ring doorbell to a Roku TV set (or Fire TV) and have the feed displayed by using voice commands or even switching it with the remote control. Additionally, you may review the footage in detail taking advantage of your big screen.