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Google finally brings Nest doorbell alerts to the Pixel Tablet

The Pixel Tablet can now be a video intercom for your Nest doorbell. | Image: Google

The Google Pixel Tablet is getting an update that will make it slightly more useful as a smart home device. In a blog post published today, Google said the $400 Pixel Tablet can now pull up a livestream from a Nest video doorbell to show who’s at the front door and give you the option to talk to them or send a quick response.

The feature — which was first teased this summer — works with all Nest doorbells, including the first-gen and second-gen wired versions and the Nest Doorbell battery, and is part of the Google Home Public Preview. The tablet needs to be locked and docked on its charging speaker dock to show a full screen view.

Considering Google Nest Hub smart displays have had the ability to announce visitors and pull up a live…

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