Trick or treaters going to a front door on Halloween night.

Ring Has New Halloween Features for Your Smart Video Doorbell

To get into the Halloween season, Ring offers users new Halloween chime tones, faceplates and quick replies for their Ring Video Doorbells.

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With Halloween almost upon us, it's time to get ready for the scariest holiday of them all. Whether you do simple decorations or go all out decorating your homes with ghosts, spooky sounds playing on speakers, or having giant spiders on the side of a house, it's that time of year to start decorating. And, like the past few years, we are seeing more smart home tech get into the decorating spirit for Halloween. Like last year, Ring has themed face plates, chime tones, and quick replies to your Ring Video Doorbells. Owners of Ring Video Doorbells can purchase or add Halloween customizations to their Ring devices using the Ring app.

Ring Video Doorbell and smartphone with halloween decorationsRing app is where you will find all the instructions to set up your Halloween greetings and sounds for the Ring Video Doorbell. Ring

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How do all these new features work on an existing Ring Video Doorbell? The Quick Replies are part of Ring video doorbells' interactive answering machine experience. Every time someone pushes your Ring Video Doorbell, and you can't answer the door, a quick reply can play. For Halloween, Ring has created six preset Halloween-themed responses for users to choose from and play on their Ring Video doorbell. Some of the Quick Replies are cool. For instance, here are a few, "Tell us what you bring here... or we'll put a spell on you" or" Boo! Leave us a message if you dare [evil laugh]." My favorite is "Please leave the package (and any hocus pocus) outside." These replies are easy to set up, and instructions can be found in the Ring app or site.

New Ring themed faceplates for Halloween.Ring h as 16 different Halloween-themed faceplate colors for your Ring Video Doorbell.Ring

For the Ring owners who don't want to use Quick Replies but are decorating their home for Halloween, Ring has new video doorbell faceplates to help match your Halloween decor. These new spooky designs come in 16 different faceplate colors for your Ring Video Doorbell. There are doorbell faceplates for the Ring Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell 3, 3 Plus, and the new Ring Video Doorbell 4. (See our full review on Ring Video Doorbell 4 here.). Some of the designs include Halloween pumpkins and an autumn scene. There are also bats and spider webs for you to select.

And for those Ring owners who want to bring Halloween inside their smart home, there is something for you. Ring has new Halloween-themed Chime tones for you to use this Halloween. Yes, you can change that famous Ring "Ding Dong" sound to something a little scarier, like a screeching cat or creaky door. Users can now activate various chime tone sounds and have them play each time "trick-or-treaters" come to your door this year and ring your Ring Video Doorbell. The Halloween chime tone with sounds includes bats, ghosts, howls, screams, spooky organ tones, creepy laughs, screechy cats, and a creaky door. For this year, the company added three new sounds: "children trick or treating," "werewolf howl," and "a witch fire burn and cauldron bubble" chime. All instructions on changing your Ring chime tones are available in the Ring app or on Ring's website Smart Responses → Quick Reply Message.

Also, if you don't have a compatible Ring Chime, an Amazon Echo speaker can be adjusted to make a spooky sound when the doorbell is pressed. Go to your Alexa app, find your doorbell, go to settings, and choose a "doorbell sound." It's that simple.

All Ring features are controlled in Ring app on a smartphone or tablet.

For Ring users who want to jumpstart on the holidays by playing with integrated quick replies or changing your ringtone for the kids and "trick-or-treaters" who come to your door on Halloween, bring a little fun to your neighborhood with these new features. They are easy to set up, don't cost much, and the kids and adults walking with the little "trick or treaters" will love it. Happy Halloween.

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