The web is awash with all sorts of answers to similar-sounding questions, some with answers two or three years old which might as well be written on papyrus for all their relevancy to today.
So let me ask my own.
Here’s what I have now:
With these I can play music through my IPhone on the speaker via Nest WiFi, to which the speaker is connected. I can, sometimes, hear the crummy doorbell ring.
Now I would like to add an electronic doorbell/camera to this mix.
I am looking at the Google Nest Wired doorbell. Wired, so I don’t have to mess with batteries. I could care less if the existing chime worked. I could even disconnect the chime itself, since it isn’t always loud enough. I want the signal from the bell to connect to the Nest Router and from there to the Sonos speaker and chime over the speaker. I see a lot of content saying you can get the doorbell to ring through a Google speaker but I don’t want to buy another speaker just for that.
So my question is, if I buy a Google Nest wired doorbell will I be able to hear the chime through my Sonos speaker, or will I be descending down a rathole of confusion and frustration?
I can imagine it has been an inconvenience, and I would love to look into this further for you. From what I have found, your Sonos speaker may not work as a chime for your doorbell. You will need a Google speaker/display in order to make visitor announcements work the same way as a speaker.
If you are right, and I believe you are, since no one either here or on the Sonos side has indicated any solutions being available, then I must lament the lack of any interfacing standards in this industry. Google, Sonos, Ring, etc. should open-source their interfaces instead of treating them as trade secrets. That is the tradition that Google itself comes out of and it’s a shame they seem to have forgotten that.
I can understand your frustration of not being able to use your sonos speaker the way you wish, and please share your feedback in the app as it goes to our engineers and developers.