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A User community for smart speakers and displays from Google Home/Nest and their related products that use Google Assistant. Share information, tips, bugs, new features, requests.

/r/googlehome

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Nest Mini asking to sign into Google Home for every single request

Hi!

I have a Nest Mini speaker that suddenly started to say: “Sign in with the Google Home app” every time I asked something to it. I read here that a reset may help. I factory reset my speaker and everything worked right until some hours later, when the problem restarted. This time I noticed that a notification arrived: “[Another family member] removed [the speaker] device.”

Did the thing again, and the same happened. (This time another person theoretically removed it, they told me they don't even know how it's removed.)

I have other Nest and Home Mini speakers were this doesn't happen. All speakers are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

I'm open to give more details. Thanks in advance.

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2024/06/27
20:22 UTC

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Extreme Disappointment....

Bought this Gen 1 Nest doorbell 2.5 years ago and now it's peeling.... The fact that Google's customer service response was "well sorry but you are out of warranty" pretty much sums up why I'm done buying products from them going forward...

5 Comments
2024/06/27
20:20 UTC

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Google Home not linking Dreame Bot MiHome

I can remove the linked "Dreame Bot MiHome"-account from "Google Account Third-party apps & services" and the Xiaomi Home app. Both are getting added again, when trying to link "Dreame Bot MiHome"-account although it says it can't link to "Dreame Bot MiHome"-service, try again later.
I also removed Google Home app, downgraded Google app, cleared storage and cache of those apps. Nothing helped. According to https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Apps-Account/Google-Home-not-linking-Dreame-bot-MiHome/m-p/324652 problems like this already existed.

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks i.a.

0 Comments
2024/06/27
19:31 UTC

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Changing iOS Focus from Google Home

Is there a way to change the focus on my iPhone when running a routine?

Or maybe run an iOS Shortcut that in turn changes the focus on my iPhone?

0 Comments
2024/06/27
17:57 UTC

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GH Max Showing web pages too large

Occasionally when I ask my Google home Max a question, it will show me a Chrome web page representing the search results.

It's always done this, and I'm pretty happy with that cuz I can click on a link and see what I was trying to find out right on the Google home Max.

About a month ago, the Google home Max started displaying Chrome web page results at something like 110% view. I don't know if this is something I did, or the result of a recent update, but I can't make it stop. Nothing I do will reduce the view to 100%, and I can't find anything in the settings to do that.

Any hints from anybody out there?

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2024/06/27
17:21 UTC

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Nest App Update Problems

The Nest app updated on IOS a few days ago and that logged me out of my account. When trying to log back in it gives me this screen and it never loads. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and it still looks like this when I try to log back in. I am logged in to google everywhere else, so it's not a problem with that. Is anyone else having this problem? Help an overheated gal control her AC please!

https://preview.redd.it/bagpj37i059d1.png?width=2388&format=png&auto=webp&s=8b2b10176128c5b9216d3d303deca4aedbde8f91

2 Comments
2024/06/27
16:03 UTC

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Confused about Nest Aware subscription

I've had a subscription for a while for 4 cameras and a doorbell that costs me $300/year. I recently picked up a new Nest Hub (the larger one) that can act as a camera. When I go into the Nest app to that camera I get a button to subscribe which seems to imply that I can get a subscription for all of my cameras for $150/year. This includes event history for 2 months and full history for 10 days.

That seems like it gives me everything I already have for $150 less than I'm paying. So .. I'm confused .. is this the upgrade for less like it seems to be, or would I be losing something by switching to this new subscription and canceling the old one?

Thanks in advance!

5 Comments
2024/06/27
15:12 UTC

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Question about Announce to Household with Hub

I have a routine set that at 2:45 AM it announces downstairs that it's going to turn off all the lights in an area of the house in 15 minutes. Pretty recently when I get up in the morning there's the announcement screen on the Hub with the message that then needs to be acknowledged to go back to showing pictures and the time and whatnot. I've also had it do this with other announcements, and I swear it used to automatically go back to the other screen after a few minutes. Have they changed something, or is there a setting I'm missing?

0 Comments
2024/06/27
14:49 UTC

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Google Home Speaker Track Skipping

So I listen to music at night while I'm getting to sleep. I recently started wearing a cpap mask so it's really a pain to say "hey google- next" to skip tracks. Is there any sort of bluetooth device I can use to click a button which skips tracks, or even something where I can record my voice saying the command, then just click to play that recording? I don't wanna have to live through another bad song and ruin my sleep vibes lol

3 Comments
2024/06/27
14:14 UTC

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Google Home Screen is awry! Please help!

I have no idea how this happened, furthermore, I have no idea how to fix it. I can pinch to zoom in, but this is as far as it will go to Zoom out. Likewise, I can use my fingers to scroll over to the right but I cannot get all the way over to the left. I have reset it several times.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
07:39 UTC

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Google Home Nest Hub 2 is GARBAGE

First Google product Ive tried in awhile. I'm shocked this piece of junk is on the market.

  • "Your evening" pops up all the time and no way to disable it (The google instructions point me to a setting that doesnt even exist on ios)
  • No am/pm
  • Sometimes you ask it something and after it get stuck on the screen displaying the answer to your question
  • Any change made in the "Home" ios app takes minutes to kick in on the nest hub
  • Bluetooth hooked up to tv constantly disables
  • The Nest Hub unit and the "Home" app is sluggish and feels like a 15 year old phone.

Bought this because Siri isnt great and I wanted a speaker for my tv and a nice clock. I guess it's not as bad as Amazons Alexa smart clocks where it's basically just a billboard for Amazon ads.

Out of options now. Gonna just stick with my Homepod Mini.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
05:54 UTC

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Lenovo Smart Clock 2 will not connect to wifi

Today both of my smart clocks will not connect to wifi no matter what I try, I don't know what to do. I have tried anything but neither of them will connect. I tried restarting my modem, I have made sure my password is correct, I reset one of them and they still won't connect. can anyone help me?

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2024/06/27
05:44 UTC

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Google Home with Apple Music

I got a JBL link 300 with Google Assistant built-in got it all set up no problems added Apple Music. It says it is linked but when I ask Google to play music, it says playing from Apple Music but doesn’t do anything. What do I do to fix it I’ve tried unlink it and resetting the speaker.

0 Comments
2024/06/27
03:38 UTC

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Everyone stop complaining on this sub.

Please some positivity people.

40 Comments
2024/06/27
02:21 UTC

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Google Home Assistant suddenly really really crappy?

For context, I have 5 Google devices on the Google Home network, and recently, I have noticed the Assistant is worse than it has ever been. Speaker groups are no longer recognised; I can't say "Play music on Whole House" without it trying to open up YouTube on one of the screens, and when asking Google to play a song, it finds a weird remix or something totally different to what I asked for. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Is there a fix for this? I've tried turning everything on and off and recreating the speaker groups but so far that hasn't been successful

6 Comments
2024/06/27
00:55 UTC

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Google Outdoor Nest Online in Router but Offline in Google Home

My Nest cam has worked flawlessly for some time now. It’s plugged in outside under an overhang. A few days ago it went offline. I rebooted router, starlink and unplugged and plugged camera. It shows online in router and even shows activity. However it shows offline on Google Home. All other devices show online in Google Home. I’ve deleted app and reinstalled. Any ideas on what I can do?

0 Comments
2024/06/26
23:08 UTC

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Google has removed the Hub’s - stopwatch?!!

Went to begin a stop watch to time how long it takes to add my usual amount of water to my pool.

“Sorry I can’t set stop watches anymore on this device”

I mean, a stopwatch? Maintaining a stopwatch is too much developer time? A STOPWATCH?

It’s like they want me to give up.

49 Comments
2024/06/26
22:25 UTC

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Asking to play music plays "Music"

Has anyone else had the issue where when they ask any Google/Nest, "Hey Google, play music." it plays the song Music by Madonna?

For years I have asked my speakers to play music and it would play a random selection of music based on my listening algorithm.

It is extremely frustrating, and now I have to ask for a specific playlist or genre of music. I haven't reported it to google yet, but I doubt they will be of any help.

9 Comments
2024/06/26
21:41 UTC

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Outdoor Google Mini?

I'm building a patio right now and I'm toying with the idea of placing a Google Mini out there to control my audio, lights, etc. Issue is that I have smart locks and all sorts of things connected to my network and I don't want the outdoor one to be able to control anything important.

Is there a way to lock specific Google devices from accessing certain functions/devices/etc?

2 Comments
2024/06/26
21:15 UTC

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Doorbell won't connect to wifi

My doorbell stopped working after charging. So I done a factory reset on it. Once setting up again a d getting to the last step it won't connect to the wifi, I just get a something went wrong message. Anyone had this before and could offer some help?

3 Comments
2024/06/26
19:44 UTC

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Double billed for nest aware, they refuse to cancel.

I received an offer for nest aware at half price the day before my renewal so of course I did that but then I was billed my full renewal anyway. I called and they said that offer was for a new account, not my renewal and I need to create a 2nd home. I don't have a 2nd home and why would I want two nest aware subscriptions anyway. Regardless they said there are no refunds and they won't simply give me a 2nd year of service. So I have to dispute with my credit card and file complaint with various agencies.

0 Comments
2024/06/26
16:50 UTC

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My Chromecast with Google TV can't be added to home group anymore

Anyone know how to resolve the issue? Afaik it's still an officially supported device to be added to audio home groups, but it disappeared a while back.

Also had issues with it being delayed (my older Chromecast and nest hub have no delay issues) in the group, which wasn't the case when it was connected to another device than my old tv (a surround receiver if anyone's wondering). There's no audio delay when watching normal videos or movies.

I tried removing it from my home and then adding it again which did nothing. Saw some people said they needed to reset all the devices that were in the group while it still worked, but I'd love to avoid that.

I'll try resetting the TV chromecast later and see what happens, but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced the same issue? All I've found online is that home group issues seems a very common occurrence in general...

7 Comments
2024/06/26
16:13 UTC

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Kasa switch auto reboot on ping fail

The simplest way to make a kasa switch reboot if it can't ping Google or Cloud Flare DNS servers?

0 Comments
2024/06/26
14:32 UTC

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"Hey Google play music" no longer works for me

This weird thing started happening a few days ago... YTM is my default music service, when I say "hey Google play music" normally I get a bunch of music to listen to from YTM. Not anymore, I get the same exact song and ONLY that song nothing else will play. If I change my default music service to Pandora it works perfectly fine. No one else in the household has this problem. It seems to be associated with my account because it happened in two different households. Any suggestions how I can fix this problem?

9 Comments
2024/06/26
13:19 UTC

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Google has something wrong.

Hey All,

Just wondering if anyone else is using their Google Home as a noise machine but are having issues with it playing anything? When we ask for Rain Noises it replies with “sorry something went wrong” and won’t play anything. It’s been around 24 hours since it started and a reboot has not made a difference.

5 Comments
2024/06/26
13:13 UTC

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Sending my phone notifications when light comes on via Google home

Hey apologies if this is a well trod ground but I’m new here.

I want to get a notification on my phone (Apple iOS) when a light goes on in my house. The light is connected to google home and triggered by a sensor (ikea).

I don’t care if this is a notification through any random app, a text or an e-mail or whatever. I am traveling and it is for security purposes. The home setup is in Ireland.

This seems like it should be an easy thing to set up but I have had no luck at all - even IFTT seems like it doesn’t seem to have a way to get this to work.

Can anyone help? Searching on Google has provided no help for me at all as of yet.

3 Comments
2024/06/26
13:10 UTC

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Google home cameras not sending notifications to phone

Hey guys I had my cameras for acouple months now and they were working fine as in sending notifications to my old phone (iphone14pro) when detecting motion, packages, vehicles, etc. but last week I recently upgraded my phone to the 15promax and now I’m not able to receive No notifications. I checked everything and it’s exactly the same as I had it on my previous phone. Any ideas on how I can make it work again?

9 Comments
2024/06/26
11:27 UTC

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Find my device can't be bothered

I asked Google to find my device, the interaction is shown below:

0 Comments
2024/06/26
05:22 UTC

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