Use a doorbell with your Google speaker or Google Nest display

With a supported doorbell and a Google speaker or Google Nest display, your Google Assistant can announce when someone's at your door. You can also stream your video doorbell on your Nest display or your TV using Chromecast.

This feature is only available in the U.S., UK, and Canada. 

What you need

  • Connected doorbell
  • Nest display

or

Hear when someone's at your door

Your Google Assistant will tell you when someone rings your doorbell. 

Step 1. Set up your doorbell

If you haven’t already, set up your doorbell by following the steps provided by the device maker.

Step 2. Connect your doorbell to Google Home

  1. On the Home screen of the Google Home appGoogle Home app, tap Add and thenSet up device.

  2. In the Set up menu, tap Have something already set up?

  3. Search or scroll down the list of Works with Google partners and tap your doorbell manufacturer.

  4. Log in to your account and follow the steps on your mobile device to begin pairing.

  5. Read over the terms, then tap ALLOW to enable Google Assistant to link with the account.

  6. When the pairing is complete, tap Done.

Note: If you're already set up a doorbell, you may have to say "Hey Google, sync my devices" to see your doorbell(s). 

Step 3: Set a name for your doorbell

You can choose names to call your doorbell.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom left corner of the Home screen, tap Home  and then doorbell.
  3. In the top right corner, tap Settings Settings and thenName and then Enter a nameand thenSAVE.

Step 4: Assign doorbells to a room

To control your doorbells more easily, assign them to a room. 

Add a room
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom left corner of the Home screen, tap Home  and then doorbell.

  3. In the top right corner, tap Settings Settingsand thenRoom.
  4. From here you can either:
    • Select a room.
    • Add a new room: Scroll down, then tap Add a custom room and then enter a room name.
  5. At the top right corner, tap SAVE.
Check for new doorbells

You can check for new doorbells that haven’t been assigned to a room. 

Using your voice

To do this...  Say "Hey Google" or "Ok Google," then...
Sync all devices "Sync my devices"
Sync a device type "Sync my lights"

Important:

  • You must have already set up your devices in the partner app (Step 1 above). 
  • If you're syncing multiple devices at once, you may receive a timeout error. 

(For Nest displays) Step 5: Enable Personal results and Home screen & notifications

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. On the Home screen, tap your Nest display's icon and then Device settings Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the "More" section of Device Settings.
  4. Enable Personal results and Home screen & notifications.

Stream your video doorbell camera

On your Nest display

Step 1. Complete set up steps 1-5 above

Step 2. Use voice commands to stream your video doorbell to your Nest display

To do this:

Say "Ok Google" or Hey Google," then...

Start stream

  • "What's on <doorbell name>?"

  • "Show the <doorbell name>?"

  • "Show the <doorbell name> on <Nest display name>?"

Stop stream

"Stop"

Communicate through your Nest Hello with your Nest display

When your Nest display prompts you that someone is ringing your Nest Hello doorbell, tap Talk to begin a conversation with them. When you’re finished talking, tap Done to end the conversation. 

 On your Chromecast-connected TV with a Google Home speaker

Step 1. Complete set up steps 1-4 above

Step 2. Set up Chromecast 

Set up Chromecast. If you've already set up Chromecast, skip this step. 

Step 3. Link your TV to Google Home

If you've already linked your TV to Google Home, skip this step. 

 

  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home device.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. Tap Add  Nest and then image. Set up device plus Nest and then image.  Set up new devices in your home 
  4. Tap the home you want to add the device to Nest and then image.  Next.
  5. Tap the device you want to set up.Nest and then image.  Next.
  6. Make sure that the code shown on the TV matches the code shown on your mobile device.
  7. Tap Yes, I'm in to send anonymous data that helps us improve devices, or tap No thanks to opt out. 
  8. Tap the room where you're setting your device up Nest and then image.  Next.
  9. Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect your device to Nest and then image.  Next.
  10. Tap Next.
  11. Choose whether to receive emails about your device by tapping Sign up or No thanks.
  12. Choose which video services you want to add Nest and then image.  Next.
  13. Tap Continue Nest and then image.  Continue.

Step 4. Use voice commands to stream your video doorbell to your TV

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or Hey Google," then...
Start stream
  • "What's on <doorbell name>?"
  • "Show the <doorbell name>?"
  • "Show the <doorbell name> on <chromecast name> ?"
Stop stream

"Stop"

Product-specific information

Nest Hello

Set up Nest Hello and Visitor Announcements

Turn off Visitor Announcements

You can turn off Assistant notifications from the Google Home app 

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