Your Google Assistant device can announce when someone rings your doorbell, and if the device includes a screen, you can also see who’s there. Here’s how to set up your Google Nest Hello to work with your Google Assistant-enabled speaker or display.
You can get announcements from your Nest Hello video doorbell on:
- A Google Assistant-enabled speaker
- A Google Assistant-enabled display
1. Install the Nest and Google Home apps
On your phone or tablet, make sure you have both of these:
2. Set up your products in your home
You’ll need to install your products and add them to their respective apps before setting up visitor announcements. If you haven’t done so already:
3. Turn visitor announcements on or off
- Open the Nest app
- Tap on your Nest Hello video doorbell.
- Tap Settings Visitor announcements.
- When asked, follow the onscreen prompts in the Google Home app to complete setup.
To turn off visitor announcements:
- Visit the article about how to turn off Google Home notifications.
How visitor announcements work
When someone rings your doorbell, it will still send a notification to any phones that have the Nest app installed, and your indoor chime will still ring. However, in addition, now your Google Assistant-enabled device will announce the visitor.
If you have a Google Assistant-enabled smart display, its notification will include live video from your doorbell.
If you have familiar face alerts turned on, your Google Assistant can show or say the name you’ve assigned to the visitor. Keep in mind, you’ll need to enable familiar face alerts in the Nest app and assign names to the people you’ve told your doorbell to recognize. Otherwise, your Google Assistant will simply announce that a person is at the door.
For more information, visit the article about how to use a doorbell with Google Home.