Google Nest is bringing again seasonal ringtones for its video doorbells, which now embody the Nest Doorbell (wired) — beforehand generally known as Nest Hi there — and the brand new Nest Doorbell (battery). First up are Halloween-inspired tones, which can stick round via October, then the winter holiday-themed choices arrive.

For the previous three years Nest has supplied them, the ringtones have disappeared following the vacations, leaving you with the usual ding dong. However this yr, the brand new Nest Doorbell may even get six “evergreen” ringtones which might be usable year-round. They’ll arrive with the Halloween choices, however Google tells me they aren’t coming to the older Nest Doorbell (wired).

The spooky-themed ringtones ought to arrive on October 1st and shall be accessible on each buzzers via October thirty first. Fortuitously, you don’t want a paid Nest Conscious subscription to greet your company with one of many tones, which embody an evil chortle, a skeleton dance, a spooky raven, a boo from a ghost, a howling werewolf, a cackling witch, and extra.

The tones will ring each from the doorbell itself and on any Google Nest audio system or sensible shows you could have in your house. You’ll be able to choose the ringtone you need within the settings of the Google House App for Nest Doorbell (battery) or the Nest App for the Nest Doorbell (wired).

If you wish to get spookier, Google Nest audio system and shows may play an hour-long playlist of Halloween-themed sounds and music. Simply say, “Hey Google, let’s get spooky.” And you may play a Halloween-themed sport on a Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max. Say, “Hey Google, tell me a Halloween riddle,” and enter a Riddle Room journey with a spooky twist.

After Halloween is over on November 1st, your doorbell will mechanically return to the default tone. You’ll be able to go into the app and select a brand new seasonal theme till the tip of December, or you probably have the Nest Hi there (battery) you possibly can decide one of many new year-round choices.

Final yr the holiday-themed choices included a dozen or so tones associated to Christmas, Hanukkah, New 12 months’s, and Kwanzaa. It appears possible that we are able to count on to see comparable choices this yr.


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