‘Spooky’ Halloween-themed chimes come to Ring, Nest video doorbells

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Amazon Ring and Google Nest video doorbells are offering haunted chimes just in time for Halloween!

Both video doorbells feature a free update — but disappear as quickly as a ghost sighting in a haunted house. For those looking to get the whole house in the spirit, here’s how to add these haunting chime tones — if you dare:

Nest Video Doorbell

  • Open the Nest app.
  • Tap the gear icon at the top right corner.
  • Select your video doorbell.
  • Scroll down until you see Doorbell Theme Options and select it.
  • Tap to Spooky sounds.

Ring Video Doorbell

Ring says changing your Chime Tone is easy, even if you don’t have a Chime or Chime Pro, you can still select a Halloween tone as the notification sound for your Ring App.

To set up App Alert Tones, just follow these instructions:

  • Open your Ring app.
  • Tap on the three lines on the top left.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Tap the device you want to set up with a custom App Alert Tone.
  • Tap Device Settings.
  • Tap Alert Settings.
  • Tap App Alert Tones
  • This will bring up all of the available sounds for that device.
    • If you are adjusting a Ring Doorbell, you can select one sound for Motion Alerts and one for doorbell rings
    • Tap the back button on the top left to go back to the previous menu.

According to Ring, “if you have a Ring Chime or Ring Chime Pro, you can also adjust the notifications for those devices to differentiate doorbell rings from Motion Alerts.”

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