Amazon Acquiring Ring

Michael Potuck:

GeekWire shared today that Amazon has come to an agreement to buy Ring. This will fast track Amazon in branching out its smart home products, but Ring has just confirmed that is will still be bringing HomeKit support to some of its products! Statements from Ring about incoming HomeKit support go back to 2016.

As for current HomeKit enabled smart cameras, options are pretty limited. Logitech’s Circle 2, D-Link’s Omni (review), and Netgear’s Arlo Baby Camera (review) are some of the top picks.

Amazon is expected to retain the Ring branding, but will be able to deeply integrate its Alexa digital assistant among other key services. Ring products already had Alexa support, but this acquisition will no doubt only increase that functionality.