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Leticia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey everyone,

 

If you like to keep your home festive and up-to-date all year long, look no further– the sounds of the season are almost here! 

 

This year we’re introducing a newcomer…Oktoberfest! Your guests will be able to announce their arrival to a fun accordion polka sound. We’re also bringing back ringtones for Diwali including: Sitar Chime Fireworks” and “Sitar Tabla Riff”. And of course the fan favorite Halloween sounds are back! Get ready for monsters, ghostly boos, skeletons, vampires, Witch cackling, skeletons, wolf howls, ravens, cats and the haunting evil laugh. 

 

Ringtone availability*: 

  • Oktoberfest: Sept. 5 - Oct. 5. 
  • Halloween: Oct. 1 - Nov. 1. 
  • Diwali: Oct. 7 - Oct. 28. 

*Oktoberfest theme Nest Doorbell ringtone is available in the US, UK, and EU. Halloween and Diwali ringtones are available globally.

 

Learn More:

  • To learn more about how our ringtone themes are chosen and created, visit our Keyword blog for an exciting behind the scenes post from our team to learn all the details. 
  • Make sure to follow  @madebygoogle on Twitter for reminders when each of these holiday ringtones begins. 

 

Which ringtones are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

The Google Nest team

29 Comments
Samus4145
Community Member

Let me guess, only for the latest model, screwing everyone who owns the original again.

 

Just to be clear, mine and others failed to get the July 4th chimes as well on the Nest wired.

Dendres
Community Member

I have 13 GE C smart light bulbs, 1 nest thermostat, 1 google TV, 1 GE C smart plug. It’s too much for 1 Google mini. If I add another mini and a google home will that fix my issue?

wisguerby22
Community Member

Kudos

eeserv
Community Member

You know what would be really nice if you money bags at google who are busy buying up every business in the world, would put on your pointy caps and figure out how we small business owners, who have made the mistake of using google business suite, and now not a single one of their connected devises, if tied to google, will work with an email address you've had your entire business career because its tied to a G-suite account. That's what I need from you. That's just what need to have, another gmail account.  Seriously, were the programmers not getting enough grass fed butter and shots of expresso followed by avocado toast, were the loafers just too tight and return blood to the brain compromised or was the weed that week just too beyond? 

Fix your stupidity before attempting new things google. Especially when you buy businesses and integrate them half ass into your overwhelmed systems. 

 

Yes I had nest before you bought it. 

Mike

Waynehiggins
Community Member

Okay sorry Hi everybody on Wayne I do not compute I'm new I got money into this thing and I'm trying to get it out you really don't know how. I got hurt a year ago I tripped and stumbled into a steel handrail head first I'm screwed up I hit so hard it broke my teeth I need help seriously help I mean somebody's in here stealing all my money

Nestosaurus
Community Member

"Google still sells the Nest Hello, which is an older version of the Nest Doorbell. Around Christmas and other holidays is when a familiar set of seasonal ringtones comes around. However, the Nest Hello doorbells are not eligible for extra ringtone options other than the classic “ding dong.”Unfortunately, the older Nest Hello won’t get any new ringtones or extra seasonal options." [9to5Google]

 

Nice, Google Team, for not making all your features available to all the devices you sell as part of your ecosystem. Please fix. Thanks. 

bmwmay
Community Member

If I own nest wired doorbell, will it get any seasonal themes and if yes, what themes and when will they be available. If only some are available and more themes are available on the newer model, please explain why. Thanks.

Jeffrey204
Community Member

I've changed my Nest Doorbell to the seasonal Oktoberfest chime in the Google Home app, but the chime when someone pushes the button has not changed. Changing the default doorbell sound changes the chime, but toggling the seasonal chime in does nothing.

ccampton
Community Member

I just bought my best wired doorbell only to find out I can’t change the doorbell theme as promised. Why would I want a battery doorbell when I have a wired connection I never have to fool with? The option for wired users was there and you removed it right after I bought it. Then I find out that the battery versions get them. Why did Google do this????

BronxBombers
Community Member

Any reason why I cannot get the seasonal ringtones on my Nest Doorbell (wired)?

 

BronxBombers
Community Member

Why is the seasonal theme not shwoing up on Google Home App for me?  I ahve a wired doorbell and I cannot change the seasonal theme.

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

Having ring tone options is really an unimportant option, especially when they don't become available when announced. It is now Sept. 10, and the Oktoberfest ringtone (stated availability Sept, 5-Oct. 5) is still not available on our Google Nest Hello Doorbells.

What would really be helpful would be if Google Nest delivered on these commitments made by Google Nest Vice President Rishi Chandra in Sept. 2021:

"we are committed to bringing the experiences and Nest devices you have come to love in the Nest app into the Home app."

"we’ve also been working on rolling out a desktop experience for the Google Home app, so the new Nest cameras and doorbell feeds can be viewed and controlled from there. This will launch in 2022."

"we commit to being more transparent with you on where we are taking the camera portfolio."

"We are excited to share that we will be launching a 2nd generation of Nest Doorbell (wired) in 2022."

But there has been no update whatsoever since this was posted on Sept. 29, 2021.

https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Blog/Message-from-our-GM-Updates-for-our-Nest-customers/ba-p/...

Markheather
Community Member

None of these chimes are showing up for my two nest doorbells

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

Not for our Google Nest Hello Doorbells either.  But then, the last time they weren't available either.

Markheather
Community Member

I had the Christmas ones last yr but haven’t had any since 

Dannyaperez
Community Member

Is my nest supported? For this holiday chime ?

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BronxBombers
Community Member

I did not get any thesed ring tones on Sept 5th. 

 

mmalcangio
Community Member

Google - you're a mystery to me. 

Why would you roll this feature out to only the new Nest Doorbell when you've supported the capability for years with the Nest Hello? It's not like we're going to upgrade (downgrade in many ways) our doorbells to get seasonal tones. 

Honestly, this is emblematic of the entire transition Nest to Google Home; inconsistent experiences, broken promises, and absolutely terrible product management. I'm disappointed, and will be moving away from your products in the future and advising others not to use them as well. 

Markheather
Community Member

@mmalcangio  I am doing the same thing. I have already started by buying Alexa echo 4th gen and they’re motion sensors built in are awesome and work so well. 

JustinTyme
Community Member

Will there be a way to change the chime volume on a Google Home speaker that is separate from the music volume so we will be able to hear the chimes when someone rings the doorbell when the music level is set low?

krisorluck
Community Member

Please help me understand why I had the option for holiday ring tones last year, and this year you have decided not to support my Hello? I have been a great supporter of Google and its products, but with this treatment, i think I will choose a different camera and security system for my home. I expect more than 1 year of support for a product that costs this. 

Sleighperez1
Community Member

Agree I have the wired nest why would I “upgrade “ to battery makes no sense I would like the holiday chimes. But the battery only supports holiday chimes ??   Anyone plan on replying to give a reason why we are not getting the chimes ? 

Sleighperez1
Community Member

 I want to hear a witch laugh when someone rings my doorbell 😤. Fix this ! 

 

#crybaby 

BronxBombers
Community Member

I did not get the Oktoberfest theme, but I did get the Halloween theme chime.  I have a Nest Wired Doorbell.  Just wanted to let you know as I know some of us did not get them last time. 

mmalcangio
Community Member

@BronxBombers Google clarified on Twitter that the older Nest Hello will receive the seasonal themes they used to, but the new holidays and themes will only be for the new Nest Doorbells. 

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

And Google Nest can't simply tell us that?

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

As of today (Oct. 2), the "Doorbell theme" option on our Google Nest Hello Doorbells has been restored, with one option (besides "Ding-dong"): "Spooky sounds".

mmalcangio
Community Member

@MplsCustomer Right? It would have been much better for Google just state "the new themes will only be available for the new Nest Doorbell via the Google Home app. For customers of the older of the Nest Hello, we will continue to offer the prior seasonal themes but no themes will be added."

bmwmay
Community Member

Google is a pos company that owes nobody anything other than to continue fleecing customers to support their stock price. I only look for non google products because that's how you communicate with idiot companies