Feature Enhancement Proposal: Doorbell Announcements on Alexa Echo Devices for Shared Users
Dear Ring/3rd Party Integration Product Manager,
I propose an enhancement for Ring app that can significantly elevate the user experience, particularly for those managing multiple properties, second homes, businesses, grandparents homes, diverse home setups, etc.
- Shared users, utilizing distinct Amazon accounts, face limitations in receiving doorbell press notifications on Echo devices at various sites.
- The current setup restricts shared users from enjoying live view streams on their Alexa Echo devices when the doorbell is pressed.
Introduce a feature that seamlessly integrates doorbell announcements with live view streams on Alexa Echo devices for shared users. This enhancement aims to provide greater flexibility and accessibility for users with diverse setups.
- Enhanced User Flexibility: Allow users to create a Ring account with a primary email while connecting Echo devices under different email addresses.
- Streamlined Access: Shared users should have the ability to receive full access, including live view announcements upon doorbell activation, irrespective of whether they are the primary account holder.
This feature is particularly beneficial for:
- Families monitoring grandparents home
- Families with different amazon alexa devices and accounts (ie each kid has their own echo)
- Multi-property owners
- Second home owners
- Business proprietors managing various locations
- Property managers
Why This Matters:
This enhancement will not only address a current limitation but also cater to the growing user base managing multiple locations or devices. It aligns with the evolving needs of users who expect seamless integration across their smart home devices.
I recommend initiating a feasibility study to assess the technical requirements for implementing this feature. Collaborating with the development team and conducting user testing can provide valuable insights into refining the user experience.
I am confident that this feature enhancement will contribute to the continued success and innovation of the Ring app. Thank you for considering this proposal, and I look forward to witnessing the positive impact it can have on users managing diverse smart home setups.