While the ease of monitoring a Ring camera via mobile phone is undeniable, there are times when the need for an alternative is clear, especially for those who want to view footage on a larger screen or spend a lot of time on their computers and want easy access.
So, is there a way to view footage recorded by the Ring camera on a computer?
Fortunately, the answer is yes, there are different methods you can use to watch the Ring smart camera live view and recorded footage via your computer and I will show you all these methods in the following chapters of this article.
How To Watch Your Ring Camera On PC?
In the next chapters, I’ll guide you through three methods for viewing your Ring camera on your computer. The first involves the Ring webview, the second entails casting your smartphone screen, and the last provides direct access through the app.
Method 1: Access The Footage From The Ring Website.
Ring has streamlined the process for PC users to view the camera’s live feed through their dedicated web platform. Follow these simple steps to access your Ring camera directly from your computer’s web browser:
- Open your web browser.
- Go to Ring.com
- Click on the Login button at the top right corner of the screen.
- Login to your account using the same Ring account credentials.
- Select one of the Snapshot images under the Cameras section for a camera. Live View will open.
With these straightforward steps, you can effortlessly watch what’s happening around your house and keep it safe from the convenience of your computer.
Method 2: Cast Your Smartphone or tablet screen on a PC.
Casting your phone or tablet screen is another way to watch your Ring camera on PC, this feature lets you mirror your device to the computer so you can enjoy your content exactly as you see it on your mobile or tablet.
The only thing I don’t like about this method is its reliance on the availability of your mobile or tablet. In instances where these devices are absent or their batteries are depleted, this technique won’t work.
Here’s how to cast an IOS device:
- Open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the device screen or swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.
- Tap the “Screen Mirroring” or “AirPlay” button.
- Select your computer.
- Your iOS screen will show on your computer.
- Launch the Ring app and access the live view to see what’s happening inside your house.
Here’s how to cast an Android device:
- Go to Settings and search for “cast”, then click the search result.
- Select Cast, then Tap the 3 dots on the top right corner and tick mark “Enable Wireless Display”.
- Your PC Device name should now appear, Tap on it.
- Your Android display will now be cast to your PC.
- Launch the Ring app and access the footage or live view and it will appear on your computer.
Method 3: Download The Ring app on your PC Using an Android Emulator.
An Android Emulator replicates Android devices on your computer, allowing you to download the Ring app on your PC without requiring an Android phone or tablet.
For security purposes, we advise against installing any emulator from the web. Instead, we recommend BlueStacks, a well-known and reliable option.
Follow the steps below to access your Ring camera from the BlueStacks emulator:
- Open your web browser on Windows.
- Then go to this website: bluestacks.com
- from this website download BlueStacks and install it on your PC just like you do with any other software.
- Once installed, Open the BlueStacks on the computer.
- Click on the Play Store and log in to your Google Play account.
- Then search for the Ring app and install it.
- Once the app is installed on BlueStacks, click on it and log in to your account.
- Then tap on your Ring camera on the app and the live stream will appear.
In conclusion, viewing your Ring Security Camera from your computer is a wise decision, particularly in instances of a depleted phone battery or when you prefer a larger screen for watching footage.
Feel free to choose the most convenient method outlined in this article to access the live view whenever you want it.