Solar Floodlight and Echo Dot 5th Gen


According to Ring:

“The Ring Bridge built into the Echo (4th gen or later) or the Echo Show 10 (3rd gen or later) eliminates the need to purchase an additional Bridge device to use Ring Smart Lighting and existing hardware, adopting Ring Smart Lighting into your security system.”

When I tried to set up my Solar Floodlight, The following options on how i planned to connect were displayed:

Ring Bridge
Ring Alarm Pro
Echo (4th Generation)
Echo Show 10

Since there was no Echo (5th Generation) , I clicked on Echo (4th Generation) but it gave me an error message stating I needed to set up a compatible device.

Is the Ring Bridge not built into the 5th gen? The compatible Echo devices stated above were 4th gen or later.

Both the Alexa and Ring apps are up to date. Any help would be appreciated.

Hi @dalbusdriver. You can find more information about Amazon Echo devices as a Ring Bridge here. Ensure that your Ring app is up to date as well as your phones OS. Let me know if this is helpful.

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did you ever figure out if 5th gen echo is compatible? I am trying to do the same and getting the same error.

Hi @GVJenn. I would like to clarify that only the 4th Gen Echo is compatible. The Echo Dot 5th Gen is incompatible. The difference being that one is an “Echo” and the other is a “Echo Dot”. Although they are similar in name and appearance, they are different devices with different hardware installed, therefore, only one is compatible with the Ring Bridge. Thanks, neighbor