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Can I use wired Google Nest doorbell without any chime at all?

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Hi there. I have recently purchased the wired version of Google Nest doorbell (2nd gen) along with the Nest Hub Mini. The problem is that I don’t have any chime installed in my apartment and I don’t feel like getting any. Will the doorbell still work without it? I prefer to receive notifications on my phone and the hub. Please advise. Thank you 😊 




If you have doorbell wires connected to an appropriate transformer (, you should be able to; just turn off the "Indoor chime" option for the doorbell in the Google Home app, and turn on "Visitor announcements".

If you do not have wiring, you could use the OhmKat Video Doorbell Power Supply - Compatible with Nest; we use that with one of our Google Nest Hello Doorbells. The OhmKat adapter is designed to work without a chime puck.

If your doorbell is wired to a doorbell transformer, it seems--from other posts in this forum--that the chime puck is not required, though Google Nest itself refuses to be clear on this; see their unclear responses on this thread:

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Community Specialist

Hello sienik,


Thanks for visiting the Community.


Have you seen MplsCustomer’s response above? If yes, how was it?


If your home doesn't already have a doorbell system, there are a few options:


  • Ask a pro to install your Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen). Important: In Europe and Australia, a licensed electrician must install a new transformer before they install the Nest Doorbell (wired, 2nd gen). If you live in the US or Canada, you might not need a new transformer, but if you do, we recommend that a licensed electrician install it for you.
  • Install a battery-powered Nest doorbell. It can run on its internal battery and doesn't need to be connected to wires for power.
  • Install the Nest doorbell (wired) with the indoor power adapter. You can plug your doorbell into an indoor power outlet.

You can use the Google Store doorbell compatibility checker to find out which Nest doorbells are compatible with your home.


Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


I appreciate your help, MplsCustomer.