I'm having the same issue. I have a wired nest doorbell. I can't hear the doorbell inside the house. I've checking my home settings and nest settings that allow notifications, visitor announcements, personal assistance, every **bleep** thing allowed. At this point, I'm shopping for a Ring doorbell because it shouldn't be this hard to make a doorbell ring through an indoor google home device or even just my **bleep** phone.
Sorry to hear you're experiencing this, as I can imagine it has been an inconvenience. I would love to look into this further for you. Here is a great article that should hopefully help you out with adding your Ring doorbell to the Google Home app. Please let me know if you still need assistance.
No, not good. Do you realize how annoying it is for my guests to stand in sub zero temps at my front door, ringing a door bell that doesn't alert me inside that they're even there? I'm done with Google Home for good.
The Ring doorbell does not show up as a recognised device to be linked to Google Home. Some online articles claim to provide a process to link them, however, options described in the articles do not appear as options when I follow the described process.
I am afraid that because the Ring doorbell is not a Google, or Nest branded device, it may not have the same functionality that the Nest Hello doorbell might. Not sure how to troubleshoot your Ring doorbell, but you may be better off adding it to your Ring doorbell's app or online site.
@lindaskully how's it going with your Nest Doorbell? Were you able to perform the steps suggested above? We'd be glad to hear from you — We'd like to make sure everything is working.
I appreciate the help, Abi, OnX23mm and Brad.
Thanks for getting back to us and for sharing with us what you've done. Let's see what we can do here. To confirm, what is the make and model of your speaker?
Give these steps a try:
Reinstall your Nest app or Google Home app.
Try using a different mobile device while connecting it to your speaker.
Looking forward to your response.
This link is for your reference:
We appreciate you taking your time posting here your update. Have you checked if you added your Nest Doorbell to the same home structure where your Google Home Minis are installed? If it's there that means you may enable the visitor announcements with the Google Home app.
Keep us posted.