It’s the easy way to actually leave the house on time!
Family Bell is a great way to give yourself a recurring nudge to do something—I have one set that reminds me everyday at 4 pm to get out for a walk.
And now, you can control exactly where your Family Bell announcements are heard—whether you want the bell to ring on just one or two of your Nest speakers or displays or on all of them.
So you could set a family bell for every Sunday morning at 10am that announces across all of your speakers that we’re leaving for basketball practice in 15 minutes.
Here’s how to do it:
- In the Assistant App, tap the circle button in the top right corner with your image or initials
- Tap “Family Bell,” then “Add a Bell”
- Type in what you want the Bell announcement to say, then select a time and which days to do it
- Select a smart speaker to announce it on (you can choose all, or select certain ones)
- Slide to Enable
Pro Tip #1: They have some really fun preset ones that you can use. (I like the “lean mean cleaning machine” one to help motivate us to get our chores done!)
Pro Tip #2: Say, “Hey Google, show me my reminders” to see all the reminders you have set up.