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Technology Google's Nest smart home devices get spooky updates for Halloween

13:30  22 october  2019
13:30  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Google streamlines music transfers between Home and Nest devices

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3. “Hey Google , get spooky .” Say this command to one of your Google Nest speakers or displays and your device will start an hour-long playlist of “spooktacular” sounds and music 11. Hear your favorite Halloween playlist in a heartbeat. Google Home Max is our smart speaker made for music lovers.

3. “Hey Google , get spooky .” Say this command to one of your Google Nest speakers or displays and your device will start an hour-long playlist of “spooktacular” sounds and music 11. Hear your favorite Halloween playlist in a heartbeat. Google Home Max is our smart speaker made for music lovers.

For Halloween this year, Google has rolled out a handful of festively frightful features to their Nest home products including letting owners swap out their doorbell chime for the sound of a cackling witch and asking the Assistant to "get spooky."

a close up of a sign: Google offers Nest owners new ways to prep their homes for Halloween.© Courtesy of Google Google offers Nest owners new ways to prep their homes for Halloween.

On Monday, Google announced that users can look towards their Nest smart home devices for help getting festive (or scary) this Halloween.

As of yesterday and through the beginning of November, owners of the Nest Hello video doorbell will have the option to make their chime sound like a cackling which, ghost, vampire, or monster to make your home the spookiest on the block -- no decorations necessary. When these tones are no longer available, Google has promised that winter-themed bells will roll out on Hello products, too.

Google adds seasonal Nest doorbell ringers in time for Halloween

  Google adds seasonal Nest doorbell ringers in time for Halloween If you're the type of person who goes all out each Halloween decorating your home to make it the star of the neighborhood, Google wants to help. Starting today, the company is updating Nest Hello video doorbells to add a new seasonal ringtone to help create the right atmosphere for the spookiest day of the year. Once you enabled the feature through the Nest app, instead of a standard ringtone, visitors will hear a rotating cast of characters that includes a "cackling witch," a ghost, a vampire and a scary monster anytime they ring your doorbell. The feature also works inside on Nest smart displays if you enable the visitor announcements functionality.

Say "Hey Google , get spooky " and any Google Nest or Home speakers you have will play an hour-long There' s plenty of traditional bread recipes for Halloween , but you can also use this trick for Use smart plugs and smart lights for extra spook . Google Home and Nest devices are compatible

The “ spooky sounds” Google has added to Nest Hello are actually among a slew of new Halloween -themed treats All you have to do is command your Google Nest speakers (“Hey Google , get spooky ”) and your device will start playing an hour-long playlist of on-themed sounds and music.

“Hey Google, get spooky.” Got your costumes and candy for the 31st? Here are 13 tricks you can try to get ready for Halloween with Google Nest →

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While that's the only brand-new feature coming to Google's Nest smart home products, the company outlined a few additional ways the devices can be used to help owners prepare for the big day. By saying "Hey Google, get spooky," the Assistant will start playing a 60-minute playlist of "spooktacular" sounds and music. Requesting the devices to "show me DIY Halloween costume videos" or "show me Halloween makeup videos on YouTube" will bring up content to help users get their looks ready ahead of fall parties and trick-or-treating outings.

All Halloween Nest features are available as of yesterday. Time to get your spook on!

Nest Hello's holiday and winter ringtones are live .
It's been almost a month since Halloween, and it may be time to switch your Nest Hello doorbell tune from "cackling witch" to something more season appropriate. Google has rolled out a collection of winter ringtones for the smart doorbell, just like it did for Halloween back in October. The selection includes holiday tones for Hanukkah, like the sounds of a dreidel, and Christmas, like the ringtone versions of Deck the Halls and Joy to the World, but it also has nondenominational winter sounds.Some ringtones feature the sounds of cold winds and sleighbells -- there are also ringtones perfect for New Year's Eve parties, including one that features Auld Lang Syne.

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