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YOUR smartphone isn't the only place you can access your Ring doorbell.

You can view cameras from your smart TV too – if you have the right setup.

So you can take a look at who's at your front door from the comfort of your sofa without having to dash for your iPhone or Android device.

It'll only work on certain TVs.

But if you're really keen there is a cheap add-on you can buy to bring it to your living room screen.

First up, check if your TV's manufacturer supports it.

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How to use Ring on a Samsung TV

Samsung does on some models made from 2018 onwards.

It only works with a Ring Doorbell Pro.

All you need to do is set it up on the SmartThings app.

  1. Download it for free and open Devices.
  2. Go to Add Device, then Add Device manually.
  3. Find Doorbells and tap on Ring.
  4. Log into your Ring account and it'll ask you to pick your device.

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It should then appear on your TV.

How to use Ring on a Fire TV

If your TV doesn't support Ring integration, you could get a cheap Fire TV stick instead.

This means you can simply say: “Alexa, show my Smart Home Dashboard.”

Fire TV even allows you to do picture-in-picture mode, so you can see a small video window in the corner of your screen while you do other stuff.

To do this, you'll need to use the Alexa app and add Ring as a Skill.

  1. Open the app and go to More.
  2. Tap on Skills & Games.
  3. Go to search and type "Ring".
  4. Tap Ring from the results.
  5. Select Enable to Use.
  6. You'll then need to sign into your Ring account.
  7. Tap Enable Skill and Link Accounts.

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