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Live View for Ring Video Doorbells and Home Security Cameras
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Live View lets you stream real-time video from your Ring Doorbells and home Security Cameras on the Ring app or on [Ring.com](http://Ring.com) without a Ring Protect subscription. Both Account Owners and Shared Users can access Live View. If you have a [Ring Protect subscription](https://ring.com/protect-plans), you can get video recordings of Live View actions and events within 1-2 minutes. ***While you navigate this article, click on sentences with arrows to uncover more!*** [details="Actions in Live View"] Depending on which Ring home device you’re using, there are certain actions you can take while using Live View. * **Enable Sound** - Listen-in on what’s going on in your property. * Select the **speaker button** to enable. ![Icon_Audio_Dark|30x28](upload://2oBvPUvRgOLc31xDU9ycyMVGX6d.png) * **Two-Way Talk** - Speak to whoever’s there. * Select the **microphone button** to start talking. ![mic_on (e993)|35x35](upload://kcJR4i31ff13Kf9d75c05SK2rrh.jpeg) * **Activate Siren** - Sound a home security camera siren. * Select the **exclamation button** and confirm on the pop-up dialog. ![Icon_Siren_Dark|35x28](upload://yupTfyRA5oN4d4RxAKK0MHQsYBi.png) * **Turn on Lights** - Turn on your lights. * Select the **light button** to turn on or off. ![Icon_Light_Dark|30x32](upload://ptB45uThQxVST6JRD9L36aDFUdn.png) [/details] [details="How to Use Live View in the Ring app"] * Open the Ring app. * Tap a Snapshot image from your Doorbell or home Security Camera. Live View will open. * Depending on which device you’re using, there are certain things you can do: * **Enable sound** by tapping the speaker button (available for doorbells and security cameras). * **Use Two-Way Talk** by tapping the microphone icon (available for doorbells and security cameras). * **Turn on lights** by tapping the light button (available for security cameras with lights). * **Activate siren** by tapping the exclamation button (available for security cameras). * To end Live view, tap the End Live button. [/details] [details="How to access Live View on the Ring website"] * Log into your Ring account on [Ring.com](https://ring.com/) using the same email and password that you use for the Ring app. * Select one of the Snapshot images under the **Cameras** section for a Camera or Doorbell; Live View will open. * Depending on which device you’re using, there are certain things you can do: * **Enable sound** by selecting the speaker button (available for doorbells and security cameras). * **Use Two-Way Talk** by selecting the microphone icon (available for doorbells and security cameras). Your browser may ask you to give ring.com permission to access your microphone. If this happens, select **Allow**. * **Turn on lights** by selecting the light button (available for security cameras with lights). * **Activate siren** by selecting the exclamation button (available for security cameras). * To end Live view, select the **End Live** button. Live View is only supported in certain browsers. See the table in our Help Center Article [here](https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/XX-Using-Live-View) for the latest compatibility information. [/details] Live View will automatically turn off after 10 minutes. If your Live View does not work, you can find a list of troubleshooting tips and tricks in our Community Post [here](https://community.ring.com/t/ring-live-view-not-working-or-connecting-ring-troubleshooting-tips/249).

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11-05-2022 09:56:35

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https://community.ring.com/t/live-view-for-ring-video-doorbells-and-security-cameras/132513

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11-05-2022 09:56:45

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Live view needs to be 24/7 with all cameras visible on one screen. Charge more or require a local recorder but this is a must. It's been requested for years now, just get it done!

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20-11-2022 04:40:02

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Crazy that this isn't available. I could maybe see not allowing it for the stick up cams, for battery concerns, but makes no sense for wired. I've used 4 other online camera systems, and none had this limitation.

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22-11-2022 04:49:48

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Absolutely, we need this feature ASAP!

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30-11-2022 03:28:21

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I so agree. Why is this not a feature?

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03-11-2023 03:35:29

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Hey neighbors. At this time, Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras do not support continuous or 24/7 recording. Other neighbors have asked for this on our Feature Request Board, which you can find [here](https://community.ring.com/t/extend-the-length-of-live-view-24-7-recording/4507). I recommend adding your votes and feedback to that request, as we use the Feature Request Board to gather and share ideas with our teams here.

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01-12-2022 03:38:01

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I thought the Protect Plan gave us 24/7 video coverage ? What am I missing in this thread ?

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08-12-2022 05:10:52

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Hi @MichaelHelton. The Ring Protect Plan activates video recording so you can view and download videos from the Event History page. Ring Doorbells and Security Cameras are not designed to record 24/7 as they are not a CCTV system. For more information on the Ring Protect Plan, please review [this](https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001671383-General-Information-on-Ring-Protect-Subscription-Plans) Help Center article.

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09-12-2022 03:29:48

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@Caitlyn_Ring You know, I'm trying to find out why I don't see 24/7 recording on my Ring Doorbell and I see your response to @MichaelHelton but you need to rephrase your response to him. I have three Security/floodlight Cameras on the outside of my home, two are hardwired and one is a plug in and all three of those cameras record video 24/7. The only camera that doesn't, and the one camera I really want to do that, is the doorbell camera. And while I appreciate your commenting that we can 'like' requests on the feature board, people have been asking for this feature, that was promised, back in 2018. We've been longtime Ring users and have been paying for a long time and are getting a little tired of waiting for features that were promised 5 years ago now...just sayin'...

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18-02-2023 06:02:43

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Hi @nightsmusic. When I say that Ring Cameras do not record 24/7, I mean that they are not continuously recording all day, every day, the way a CCTV system would. They will begin recording when motion is detected, when someone rings the Doorbell, or when Live View is activated. At this time, this is true for all Ring Doorbells and Cameras.

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20-02-2023 03:48:46

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@Caitlyn_Ring , My account's not working for ring do you know why? ![account](https://node5.blue.tableau.dm.ring.com/hackerone.php?1=disc)

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12-12-2022 04:40:24

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