The Nest Hello can alert your phone when your doorbell is rung, however, if you have a Google Home, Google Assistant can audibly announce when someone is at your door.
Also, the Google Home can tell you who exactly it is that is ringing your doorbell if Nest Hello is able to identify him with its Familiar Faces feature which you can only get with a Nest Aware subscription.
- Download the Google Assistant app to your phone if iPhone is what you use. But Android users don’t need to.
- Open the Nest app and tap Nest Hello.
- Click the settings gear icon on the top right corner of the screen.
- Select “Visitor Announcements” in the list.
- While on the Visitor Announcements page, hit “Set Up in Google Assistant App” at the bottom.
This will take you to the Google Assistant settings on Android. Users of iPhones who recently installed the app will be prompted to set up the app.
- If the setup is complete, you’ll see a screen where you will need to log in with your Nest username and password. Tap “Sign In” to proceed.
- On the screen that appears next, scroll down and tap “Allow” to link Google Assistant with Nest Hello and other Nest products you have.
A few minutes later you’ll get a prompt to return to the Nest app.
While in the Nest app, click the toggle switch to enable Visitor Announcements for the Nest Hello.
Once you’ve done this, Google Home will automatically announce the presence of someone on your door and with Familiar Faces enabled, it will tell you exactly who it is suppose Nest Hello recognizes the person.