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Nest Doorbell - Setting which speakers chime and when they chime

Merseyhoop
Community Member

I have four "Google Home" speakers dotted around my house, ideal for linking to a Nest Doorbell I am considering buying as I will be able to hear the doorbell (and alerts) wherever I am within the house.

However, I would like to set times where individual speakers do not ring or notify and these times would vary on particular days, eg Sunday. I'm visualizing a schedule I can set-up as a one-off action. I do not want to be fiddling around every evening/morning with switching Do Not Disturb on/off for each speaker,

Is it possible within the Google Home App to set up a detailed Do Not Disturb Schedule for each speaker that's linked to the Nest Doorbell?

Thank you.

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EmptyNester
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Hi Merseyhoop,   I would like to see this as well.  To the best of my knowledge there is currently no way to choose which speakers/hubs make a chime when someone rings your doorbell.  It is all or nothing.   Keep in mind you can go to each individual speaker and turn OFF the alerts.  But then ALL of the alerts will stop working for that device.

Also,  (at least as far as I can tell) there is no way to get the simple motion alerts that the nest doorbell sees to make an alert sounds on the speakers or the hubs.  The only sound you can get from the doorbell is if someone actually pushes the button.

.... this was clearly not thought out very well by the folks at google.  

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EmptyNester
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Hi Merseyhoop,   I would like to see this as well.  To the best of my knowledge there is currently no way to choose which speakers/hubs make a chime when someone rings your doorbell.  It is all or nothing.   Keep in mind you can go to each individual speaker and turn OFF the alerts.  But then ALL of the alerts will stop working for that device.

Also,  (at least as far as I can tell) there is no way to get the simple motion alerts that the nest doorbell sees to make an alert sounds on the speakers or the hubs.  The only sound you can get from the doorbell is if someone actually pushes the button.

.... this was clearly not thought out very well by the folks at google.  

Merseyhoop
Community Member

Ah thanks for that, it's kinda what I thought. It's like Nest have forgotten it's a doorbell isn't it and they've put all the smarts into the camera functionality. 

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, 

 

I apologize for my late response and thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I can definitely understand how frustrating your situation must be, but I wanted to make sure that your issue was addressed. Do you still need help with this issue? I know that there's been a delay in response since you posted.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance. 

Best Regards, 

Brad.

Merseyhoop
Community Member

Thanks Brad. I don't need any further help thanks - I have ascertained that the Nest Doorbell doesn't function in the way I'd like so I'm not going to get one. I'm happy for this thread/question to be closed.

GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks,
It looks like we have come to a solution so I'm going to be locking this thread. If you have any other concerns or questions, please feel free to create a new thread.

Have a great day.
Garrett DS
 

cruddytoast
Community Member

Brad, I would love to know if there is a way to shut off doorbell notifications on some Google Home speakers (AKA my kid's bedrooms). I had someone ring the doorbell the other day while they were napping and it definitely woke both kids up as it interrupted their sleep sounds and played the doorbell announcement.