Google introduced this Wednesday on its Nest community blog the return of holiday-themed ringtones for Nest Doorbells (through 9to5Google). Guests arriving for household vacation gatherings can now press the Nest Doorbell and be greeted with sounds of the vacations, together with “Winter,” Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Yr’s jingles.
Google did have vacation bell choices final yr as nicely — however solely as a perk for subscribers to its Nest Conscious sensible alert service. This yr, homeowners of each the battery Nest Doorbell and the wired model (previously Nest Good day) can get in on the enjoyable sans that subscription. Google mentions that the newer battery Nest Doorbell requires customers to make use of the Google Residence app with an account so as to activate the themes — whereas wired customers also can allow them by the Nest app and website.
Google is setting the pattern on having seasonal ringtones — in October of this yr, the corporate launched Halloween-themed ringtones with a number of spooky tunes. The ghostly ringtones additionally replicated onto accompanied Nest audio system and hubs inside the house — a characteristic now out there for the brand new vacation ringtones so households and mates can get cheery collectively earlier than even opening the door.
Google plans to run the brand new vacation ringtones from December 1st by and after New Yr’s on January fifth, 2022.