Set up Family Bell announcements for your speaker or Smart Display

You can schedule announcements to play on your speakers and Smart Displays. 

For example: If you want your living room speaker to announce every weekday at 6 PM “It’s time for dinner,” you can add a bell announcement.

What you need

  • A speaker or Smart Display
  • A mobile device with Google Assistant or the Google Home app

Important: This feature is only available in English and in some countries. You can set up and manage bell announcements on a mobile device only.

Add a bell announcement

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings.
  3. Under "All settings," tap Family Bell.
  4. Tap Add a bell and enter the announcement details.
  5. Tap Create new bell.
    • When a bell is announced, you get a notification on your mobile device.

Tip: At the bottom of the Family Bell screen, you can quickly add suggested bells to your schedule like meal and break times.

Edit & manage your bell announcements

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings.
  3. Under "All settings," tap Family Bell.
  4. At the bottom right of a bell announcement, tap the Down arrow Down Arrow.
  5. Update the details for the bell announcement.

Tip: To open Assistant settings with your voice, say “Hey Google, open Assistant settings.”

Turn a bell announcement on or off

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. At the top right, tap your Profile picture or initial and then Assistant settings.
  3. Under "All settings," tap Family Bell.
  4. At the top right of a bell announcement, turn it on or off.

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