Ring is joining Blink in Amazon’s smart home portfolio, as the purchase was finalized yesterday for a reported 1+ billion dollars. To celebrate, Amazon is discounting the Ring doorbell by $30, selling it for only $100.
Amazon has been eying the company for a while. Amazon backed Ring through the Alexa Fund, which has become basically a funnel for future acquisitions.
Amazon hints at Ring integration with the Echo/Alexa/Fire lineup in a press release: “…Ring to be able to lean into new Alexa APIs and capabilities, and develop a new Alexa skill that allows customers to use voice to view camera feeds directly from Echo Show and Fire TV…” So don’t be too surprised if they create a fully automated smart home hub in the future. Who knows? They may even make Alexa/Echo cars.