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Live View on the Ring Doorbell 2: Everything You Need to Know

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The Ring Doorbell 2 is a popular smart home security device that allows users to see and interact with visitors at their front door in real time through the Live View feature. This article will explain what Live View is, how to access it, and troubleshooting tips for when it may not work.

What is Live View?

Live View is a feature on the Ring Doorbell 2 that allows users to see and interact with visitors at their front door in real time through the Ring app on their smartphone or tablet. This means that users can see and speak to visitors even when they are not home, allowing them to remotely monitor their front door and deter any potential burglaries or suspicious activity.

How to Access Live View

Accessing Live View on the Ring Doorbell 2 is simple and can be done through the mobile app. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open the Ring app on your smartphone or tablet and sign in to your account.

  2. Tap on the camera feed image for the camera from which you want to view a live feed.

    selecting live view on ring doorbell

  3. Wait for the live video feed to load. This may take a few seconds, depending on your internet connection.

    accessing live view on ring doorbell

  4. Once the live video feed is loaded, you can see and interact with visitors in real time.

It’s important to note that Live View will only work if the Ring Doorbell 2 is charged and connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal. If you are experiencing issues with Live View, try ensuring that the device is charged and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.

Does The Ring Doorbell Support RTSP?

The Ring Doorbell does not natively support RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol). However, you may be able to use third-party software to stream video from the Ring Doorbell to an RTSP-compatible device.

I currently have no experience with using this, so unfortunately, this is all the information that I can provide on that.

Monitors For Ring Doorbell 2

The Amazon Echo Show is a smart speaker with a built-in screen that can be used as a monitor for the Ring Doorbell 2. With the Ring skill enabled on the Echo Show, you can view live video from the doorbell camera and see who is at the door. You can also use voice commands to answer the door, or to see a history of past doorbell events.

Troubleshooting Live View Issues

If you are experiencing issues with Live View, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem. Here are some common issues and solutions:

  • Live View is not activating: Make sure the Ring Doorbell 2 is charged and connected to a strong Wi-Fi signal. If the issue persists, try resetting the device by pressing and holding the orange button on the back for 15 seconds.
  • Live View won’t show and is not loading: Check for any software updates for the Ring app and the Ring Doorbell 2. If any updates are available, install them and try reaccessing Live View.
  • Live View is distorted or pixelated: This may be due to a weak Wi-Fi connection. Try moving the Ring Doorbell 2 closer to the router or increasing the strength of your Wi-Fi signal.

Conclusion

Live View is a valuable feature on the Ring Doorbell 2 that allows users to see and interact with visitors at their front door in real time through the mobile app. 

If you are experiencing issues with Live View, try ensuring that the device is charged and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection, and try resetting the device if necessary. By following these steps, you can ensure that Live View is working correctly and that you can remotely monitor your front door.