RTSP protocol for Ring devices?

Let me be clear… my videostream contains my data and is not owned by Ring.
So please let me also access my data with standard protocols if I decide to do so.

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I need to share.

I have just bought and set up my first Ring device. A Doorbell Pro. £230! I even just subscribed to the Cloud service for a year. I was hoping to use it with the rest of my Smart Home ecosystem (Home Assistant), but the support (read as purposeful locking out of any 3rd part integration) has completely put me off Ring entirely.

I massively regret buying anything Ring, and like everyone else here will not recommend it to ANYONE until you include support for people to access the stream of THEIR OWN camera feeds. This is ridiculous and disappointing. To be honest, I almost want to go out of my way to warn people off of Ring.

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Right now in you are in the aftermath of a storm you have no protection or access to your cameras if the internet is down which is a major reason not to s ell customers Ring devices. If Ring wants to expand to a wider market and appeal to integrators they should include tue protocol.

SO, with the storm that went through MANY states and interrupted MANY services, GUESS WHAT … NO RING!!!

IF i had RSTP and NO internet, I COULD still monitor the vagabonds rooming my neighborhood … BUT NO!!! Amazon and Ring will not let me tap into the stream … NO RTSP … DO NOT BUY !!!

AGAIN … amcrest has has doorbell that you can tap into RTSP when there’s no internet.


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Also voting for RTSP for ring devices for Shinobi and zoneminder integration


Everyone on this thread should upvote this idea in the feature request section. https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/RTSP-Real-Time-Streaming-Protocol/idi-p/29869


Headline tonight:

Failure to Login and Issues loading the App and Website

RTSP NOW, enough is enough its midnight and I have to sleep with no camera alerts…


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Also voted

one year later - still no news about RTSP even for subscribers. I’m so extremely dissapointed over Ring’s lack of attention to the smart home community.
If I could only sell my Video Doorbell 2. Now it’s just an expensive book case.

What did ya get? I’ve been eye balling an amcrest doorbell. The doorbell needs juice and I haven’t run an electrical lead. So many projects and so little time :slight_smile:


Please add RTSP or ONVIF.

$100 for a competing product from Armcrest which offers RTSP is crazy.

+1 RTSP support would be nice

Where is this firmware to get the RTSP stream? Asking for a friend :-).

I would also like to see RTSP added. Is there a way to submit and vote on feature requests?

Hi @PTejada. Yes! We have a Feature Request Board where you can vote on ideas you like and share your own. :smiley:

Hi everyone,

I have been waiting for ring to bring out promised HomeKit support for years and hoped they would of at least allowed RTSP streams by now.

Ring are prioritising on the wrong areas and barely even consider anyone outside of the US

Instead I am now in the process of switching out my Ring cameras for Unifi cameras. They are slightly more expensive but so worth it!

I am also interested in a more open system which can be integrated with blue Iris. My vote you’ll get, just need to know where I need to put it

Another vote here for rtsp feed for subscribers.

Another Vote. I have three floodlight cams and BlueIris integration would be ideal.