Live View for Ring Video Doorbells and Home Security Cameras

Live View lets you stream real-time video from your Ring Doorbells and home Security Cameras on the Ring app or on Ring.com without a Ring Protect subscription. Both Account Owners and Shared Users can access Live View.

If you have a Ring Protect subscription, you can get video recordings of Live View actions and events within 1-2 minutes.

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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
  • Two-Way Talk - Speak to whoever’s there.

    • Select the microphone button to start talking. mic_on (e993)
  • Activate Siren - Sound a home security camera siren.

    • Select the exclamation button and confirm on the pop-up dialog. Icon_Siren_Dark
  • Turn on Lights - Turn on your lights.

    • Select the light button to turn on or off. Icon_Light_Dark
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.

How to access Live View on the Ring website
  • Log into your Ring account on 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 for the latest compatibility information.

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.

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