So, while Halloween 2020 may be subdued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you can still have a bit of fun. If you have a Google Nest Hello video doorbell, go ahead and turn on seasonal Spooky Sounds ringtones. With just a few quick taps in the Nest app, you’ll give trick-or-treaters or masquerade party guests a chilling welcome as they press the doorbell button.
How To Set up Spooky Ringtones
From the Nest app, first tap the gear icon to go to Settings. Under Cameras, tap the Nest Hello doorbell you want to configure, then simply scroll down to Doorbell Theme and select the Spooky Sounds item under Seasonal Themes. That’s all there is to it.
But why let your guests get all the chills? If you turn on Visitor Announcements (accessed from the same Setting page), the spooky ringtones will also play inside your home as the doorbell button is pressed. You’ll need to have one or more Google Assistant-enabled speakers or smart displays to make that happen. But we’ll bet you have at least one in your home already.
As soon as they get turned on, be ready for a cornucopia of Halloween-centric sounds. Google Nest has added to the list of spooky ringtones they had in 2019. In addition to the entirely-creepy Eerie Ghost, Bloodcurdling Vampire, Scary Monster, and Cackling Witch, they have added the equally-scary Black Cat and Werewolf sounds for 2020. The various ringtones will play at random.
Tom Kolnowski is the Chief Content Officer & Founder of Digitized House Media, LLC, the publisher of Digitized House | Guide to the Connected Home. When he isn’t writing about smart home technology, sustainability, and high-performance architecture, you’ll find him exploring faraway destinations with his family.