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Voice command to answer Google Doorbell Battery on Nest Hub Display (2nd generation)

Rahulm
Community Member

What voice command can I use to activate the microphone on the Google doorbell via the Nest Hub Display (2nd generation) so the person outside can hear me, and we can have a two-way talk? I am aware of touching the microphone icon on Hub Display; however, I am physically disabled and want hands-free activation.

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Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello Rahulm,

 

Thanks for posting in the Community.

 

Talk and Listen lets you talk to people through your camera even when you're away from home. When you’re home, you can also use it on a compatible Google Nest display.

For example, if the Nest camera on your front porch sends you a motion alert, you can open the app to see who’s there. If it’s a delivery person with a package, you can tap the Talk button to tell them to leave the package on the porch. 

  • On newer cameras, Talk and Listen works like a video call. You can converse without needing to pause for the audio to switch over.
  • On some older cameras that use the Nest app, Talk and Listen works one way at a time. So you'll need to take turns talking and listening.

Google Nest displays

If you have a Nest doorbell, you can also use Talk and Listen on a Google display like Nest Hub Max. For instructions, go to Get doorbell visitor announcements on a speaker or display. Make sure that your doorbell and display have all been added to the same home in the app.

Home app

  1. Open the Home app.
  2. Tap your device's tile.
  3. Tap the microphone  Talk icon. If the camera is off, tap Turn on.
  4. The camera will chime on the other end. This lets the person in front of the camera know you're about to say something. Now you can start conversing.
  5. To hang up,  tap the microphone Talk icon. The camera will chime a second time on the other end, letting the other person know the conversation has concluded.

Nest app

  1. Open the Nest app.
  2. Choose the camera you want to speak through.
  3. Tap Talk Talk icon.
  4. The camera will chime on the other end if you have the Talk and Listen tone enabled letting the person in front of the camera know you're about to say something. Now you can start conversing.
  5. When you're done with your conversation tap Talk Talk icon to hang up. The camera will chime a second time on the other end if you have the Talk and Listen tone enabled, letting the other person know the conversation has concluded.

 

Note: On some older cameras (Nest Cam Indoor, Nest Cam Outdoor) that use the Nest app, Talk and Listen works one way at a time. So you'll need to take turns talking and listening. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Nest app.
  2. Tap the camera or doorbell you want to speak through
  3. Tap Talk Talk icon.
  4. The camera will chime on the other end. This lets the person in front of the camera know you're about to say something. Now you can start conversing.
  5. Tap Done when you’re finished talking. The camera will chime to let the other person you’re done and they can begin speaking.
  6. To hang up, tap Talk Talk icon. again. The camera will chime a second time on the other end, letting the other person know the conversation has concluded.

Hope this helps.

 

Best,

Princess

Rahulm
Community Member

Thanks, Princesss, but my question is still not answered: What voice command can I use hands-free to activate the microphone on Nest Display hub?

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Thanks for responding.

 

Right now, the only way to activate the microphone is thru its physical button. You may want to check this link for more info: Control Google Nest or Home devices by touch
 

Let me know if you have questions and I'd be glad to help.

 

Best,

Princess

Rahulm
Community Member

Are there any plans to make it hands-free to make it accessible for people who cannot physically push the talk?

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Rahulm, 

 

I appreciate your feedback. I agree that having voice command to control your Google Nest speaker's microphone would be a valuable feature. Right now, there is no news yet to when it will be available.

 

In the meantime, please take advantage of sending feedback using the Google Nest speakers. Here's how: Share feedback about Google Nest

 

Let us know if you have additional questions and I'd be happy to answer it for you.

 

Best,

Princess