How to connect Nest Doorbell to Google Home

by Brett Decker

Whether you're looking for weather updates or searching for the best lasagna recipe, your Google Home is a virtual assistant you can always count on.

Connecting your devices to one control hub not only gives you a one-stop shop setup, it also makes home automation easier.

Connecting your Nest devices with your Google Home can help you make a smart home ecosystem fit for your needs.

The step by step process

Set up the devices

The Google Nest Doorbell connects to Google Home like any other Nest device.

Here’s what you'll need:

  • Google Home Assistant smart speaker

  • Google Home app installed on a smart device

  • Nest product (Nest Doorbell, Nest Thermostat, Nest Secure, Nest Protect, etc.)

  • Nest app installed on a smart device

Some Nest products like the Nest Thermostat, Nest Protect, or the Nest Video Doorbell may take more time to install than others.

Follow the instructions that came with the purchase of your Nest Doorbell to get it up and running. Steps my vary depending on which model you have (Nest Doorbell Battery or Nest Doorbell Wired aka Nest Hello Doorbell).

The Nest app has step-by-step instructions that make physical installation easier.

There's also plenty of resources for any installation-related questions you may have.

Before connecting it to your Google Home, test the doorbell camera with the Nest app to make sure it's working properly.

Download the Google Home App

Download the Google Home App to your smartphone.

Once the doorbell has been installed and activated, connect it to Google Home through the Google Home app.

Your Nest Doorbell must be powered on while connecting it to the Google Home app.

On the home screen of your Google Home app, you'll see all existing devices connected to your Google Assistant.

Your Nest device will be visible once it's connected.

Select the plus sign at the top left corner of the screen.

This will allow you to add a new device to your Google Home ecosystem.

Select "Set up device" at the top of the menu.

You'll have two options: “Set up new devices in your home” or “Works with Google.”

Select the second option since you already have your Nest device set up.

If you sign into Nest using a Google account, your device should automatically sync to your Google Home.

Add a Nest device in the app

Search for your Nest Doorbell on the "Work with Google" menu.

You can use the search bar to look for the Nest icon or scroll through the list of apps until you find Nest.

This could take a while, though.

Log into your Nest account.

If you don't see your Nest device in the Google App, go to the Main Menu and select "Home Controls".

You'll be shown a menu of all devices connected to your Google Home, organized by room.

Look for the Nest icon and click on it.

You'll be taken to a permissions page that will let your Google Home to find your Nest device.

Accept the terms and assign the Nest product to a room.

This makes it easier for Google Home to control your Nest devices.

You'll then be taken to the Nest login page.

Once signed in, Nest will send you a verification code to confirm set up.

Enter the verification code to access a list of features you can control from your Google Home speaker.

Select "Allow". Your Nest Doorbell should automatically connect with your Google Home.

Check the main screen of your Google Home app to make sure the newly-added device appears.

Connect the Devices to the Internet

To connect your Google Nest to your home Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:

  1. Press the ring on the Google Nest to bring up the menu.

  2. Select the Settings icon.

  3. Turn the ring and select Network.

  4. Select your wireless network.

  5. Enter your home Wi-Fi password.

  6. Select Done.

Test the connection between the doorbell and Google Home

Check your connection after syncing the devices.

Try a few voice commands related to your doorbell.

"Ok Google, show me my front door.” - This will live stream the Nest video feed and sound to your Google Home hub.

“Ok Google, show me [Nest Doorbell Name]” - This will live stream the Nest camera feed to your Google Nest Hub.

Once you've tested your device, you can now control it with your voice and check on it via the Google Home app.

The advantages of connecting Nest doorbell to Google Home

Google Nest products are designed to work with one another.

They can communicate with each other and respond to things happening in your home.

If your Nest device notices something, it will trigger other devices to react.

In the case of a Nest Doorbell, visitor announcements can be broadcasted via your home speakers.

You'll be able to watch your doorbell's live video stream or talk to visitors through your Nest display's screen.


Does Google Home work with Google Nest doorbell?

Yes, the Google Nest Doorbell is compatible with Google Home. The previous version of the doorbell, Google Nest Hello, only worked with the Nest App.

Why isn't my Nest Doorbell ringing on my Google Home?

Your current settings may be preventing your doorbell from ringing. To check:

  1. Open the Google Home app.

  2. Touch and hold your device's tile.

  3. Tap More Quiet time, then tap Cancel if it's active.

The battery charge and Wi-Fi connection may also be a factor so make sure to check those.

If it's exceptionally hot outside and your doorbell is located under direct sunlight, the doorbell chime may automatically turn off to protect its internal circuitry.

How do I get my Nest Doorbell to ring on Google hub?

For Newer Nest doorbell models and other compatible doorbells:

  1. Open the Home app

  2. Touch and hold your device's tile.

  3. In the top right, tap the Settings icon and select Doorbell.

  4. Turn Visitor announcements on or off.

Do you need a hub for Nest doorbell?

Yes. You'll need a Google Home Hub and your Nest account app for the Nest Doorbell to function properly.


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