There was an update yesterday/today to the Alexa app (for IOS at least, Canada), version 2.2.326868.0, and I now see the "announcement devices" options for the doorbell and tested that it does auto load the live view to my Echo Show(s) when doorbell pressed, for a short time.
Hi Polaris, Nesbit80, Blakhorse01, & Everyone else,
Confirmed, the new IOS update to the Alexa app (US & Canada) has the option to automatically display the front door when the doorbell is pressed.
Now our next simple ask is for the option to automatically display when there is motion near the doorbell.
confirmation from here, in the Alexa App (Germany) is an option for the automatically live view of ring doorbell.
It works fine if somebody presses the doorbell.
No additional Echo device required - its native to the Alexa app.
After updating the Alexa App the new feature is there - although while I was tinkering I did unlink and re-link my Amazon and Ring accounts.
Does it not work for you? Go press the door bell and it should Announce and then within 8-10 seconds display the front door. After displaying the front door (for probably 30 seconds) the device will display the previous screen (my home screen).
The next feature everyone wants is auto display when there is motion.
Just wanted to confirmed what Joachim mentioned.
No additional devices needed. I have video automatically loading on 4 x Echo Show 5 and 1 x Echo Show 8 simultaneously.
Make sure all devices have the latest firmware, including the latest apps on your phone. I relinked my Ring to my Amazon account and they all worked. Not sure if there may be other steps some users need, but this worked for me. I really appreaciate the button on the ring (muted microphone) which allows you to press the screenon the Echo Show to start the conversation.
Next request - a button which allows you to unlock / open your gate on the same screen and this would be PERFECT.
Thanks again Amazon / Ring for bringing the first feature.
How much time does it take to display who rings the doorbell. Could you actually measure the time delay?