The Google Nest Doorbell (wired) – previously called Nest Hello – and the Nest Doorbell (battery) will now have new seasonal ringtones.
It’s Halloween for the first couple of weeks, then the winter holidays for the rest of the year.
Since Nest began offering them three years ago, the ringtones have disappeared after the holidays, leaving only the standard ding dong. Nest Doorbell launches this year with six “evergreen” ringtones that can be used all year long.
Halloween options will be available before the end of November, but they won’t be available for older Nest Doorbells (wired).
Ringtones for both buzzers will arrive on October 1st, and will be available until October 31st.
The Nest Aware App allows you to welcome guests with one of the evil laughs, a skeleton dance, a raven, a boo from a ghost, a howling werewolf, a cackling witch, and more.
If you have a Google Nest speaker or smart display, the doorbell will ring as well as if it is attached to your computer.
If you have a battery-operated Nest Doorbell (battery) or a wired Nest Doorbell (Nest app), you can pick the ringtone from the Google Home App.
Google Nest speakers and displays also play a playlist of Halloween-themed music and sounds for an hour long if you want something a little spookier. Google can get spooky for you by simply saying, “Hey Google, let’s play Halloween-themed games.”. Simply say, “Hey Google, tell me a Halloween riddle,” and you will be taken on a spooky Riddle Room adventure.
The tone of your doorbell will automatically return to default on November 1st once Halloween is over.
If the Nest Hello (battery) is connected to your home, you can pick one of the new year-round themes or pick a new seasonal theme through the app until the end of December.
There were a dozen or so holiday-related options available last year, including options for Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and Kwanzaa. Those options are likely to remain the same this year.