Like most smart home products, Ring does offer a paid subscription for its devices, which can be very useful, actually. Though, Ring doesn’t make it the most straightforward to sign up for it. In fact, you can’t even sign up in the Ring app, you have to sign up on Ring’s website. Which is odd that it makes it so difficult, but that’s what we are here for. We’re going to show you how you can sign up for Ring Protect.
What is Ring Protect?
Ring Protect is the company’s subscription service that adds additional features to your products. Like the ability to save video and share it for all of your Ring devices. You can also see photos of visitors in your notifications, download more videos at once, and much more.
There’s essentially three plans for Ring Protect. There’s Ring Basic, which is $3.99 per month, per device. Then there’s Ring Protect Plus which is $10 per month for unlimited devices. These plans are mostly the same, the only difference is really how many products they support. Finally, there’s Ring Protect Pro at $20 per month, and this includes professional monitoring for the Ring Alarm.
Is there a free trial?
Yes, there is a free trial. Though, the way Ring does it, is a bit odd. The first time you set up a Ring product on your account, Ring will automatically start your 30-day free trial of Ring Protect. There’s no way to delay it and sign up later. We’re guessing that this gets users used to these features so when the trial expires, they are more likely to sign up and pay.
However, you do get a new 30-day trial every time you buy and add another Ring product to your home. But this is not available if you are a Ring Protect customer already.
How to sign up for Ring Protect
First off, you’ll need to head to Ring.com from a web browser. Unfortunately, you cannot sign up from the Ring app.
Next, you’ll need to login if you are not already logged in.
Then tap on “Dashboard” in the top right-hand corner.
Now, you will see an option at the top that says “Protect Plan”, click on that.
From here, you will see your devices that are included in the plan and those that are not. Just click on the blue “Subscribe” button at the top.
This next page will tell you the three plans that Ring has available. And it will also tell you which one they believe is the best for you. You are able to enroll specific devices in Ring Protect (say only a doorbell), and it’ll cost $3.99 per month and per device, or you can add everything for $10 per month.
Once you choose the plan you want, tap on “Subscribe” in the lower right-hand corner.
Now, Ring will show you what products will be covered with the plan that you’ve chosen. Then tap on the blue “Subscribe” button at the bottom.
Finally on this page, this is where you’ll pay. You can choose from the monthly or the yearly plan, and then add your credit card information. And click on “Purchase” and you’ll be all set. You’ll now have Ring Protect on your Ring device(s).
And that’s it.