Google Nest doorbells get a Halloween ringtone update

Google Nest is bringing back seasonal ringtones for its video doorbells, which now include the Nest Doorbell (wired), formerly known as Nest Hello, and the new Nest doorbell (drums). First there are the Halloween-inspired hues, which will last through October, then come the winter holiday-themed options.

For the last three years that Nest has offered them, the ringtones have disappeared after the holidays, leaving you with the standard ding dong. But this year, the new Nest Doorbell will also have six “evergreen” ringtones that can be used year-round. They will come with Halloween options, but Google tells me they will not come to the old Nest Doorbell (wired).

The spooky-themed ringtones should arrive on October 1 and will be available on both rings until October 31. Fortunately, you don’t need a paid subscription to Nest Aware to greet your guests with one of the tones, including an evil laugh, a skeleton dance, a creepy crow, a boo from a ghost, a howling werewolf, a cackling witch. , and more.

The tones will sound both from your doorbell and from any Google Nest smart speaker or display you have in your home. You can select your desired ringtone in the Google Home app for Nest Doorbell (battery) or Nest app for Nest Doorbell (wired) settings.

If you want to be spookier, Google Nest speakers and displays can also play an hour-long playlist of Halloween-themed sounds and music. Just say, “Ok Google, let’s get creepy.” And you can play a Halloween-themed game on a Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max. Say “Ok Google, tell me a Halloween riddle” and go on a Riddle Room adventure with a spooky twist.

After Halloween ends on November 1, the ringer will automatically return to the default ringtone. You can go into the app and choose a new seasonal theme until the end of December, or if you have Nest Hello (battery), you can choose one of the new options for the whole year.

Last year, Christmas-themed options included a dozen shades related to Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and Kwanzaa. It seems likely that we can expect to see similar options this year.

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