[Update: Fixed] Several Google Home users are facing issues with light controls

[Update: Fixed] Several Google Home users are facing issues with light controls

Update (02/18/2022 @ 00:59 ET): Google says that the issue has been fixed. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on February 17, 2022, is preserved below.

If you’ve been facing issues with light control commands on your Assistant-powered smart home setup, you’re not alone. As per recent reports, several Google Home users are not able to control their smart lights using Assistant voice commands for the last few days. Google is reportedly investigating the issue, but the company is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

Reddit user u/usernamechecquesout recently highlighted the issue in a post on the Google Home subreddit, and several others have since come forward claiming that they’re facing the same problem with their smart home setups. According to the comments on the post, rebooting affected devices doesn’t seem to fix the issue, and reverting to factory settings isn’t of any help either.

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Screenshot: u/usernamechecquesout

Users who reached out to Google’s customer support say that the company is aware and is currently investigating the issue. The issue seems to be device agnostic, with some users claiming that it affects all their connected Google Home devices. However, we were not able to reproduce the issues on our end, which leads us to believe that it may not be as widespread as it seems. Both Aamir and I tested it on our Google Home setups, and all light control commands worked as intended.

As mentioned earlier, Google is yet to release an official statement on the matter. We’ve reached out to the company for more details, and we’ll make sure you let you know as soon as we get a response.

Are you facing issues with light control commands on your Google Home setup? Drop a comment below with details about your Google Home setup and your location if you’re facing this issue.


Update: Google says that the issue has been fixed

In response to our request for a comment, a Google spokesperson said:

“We’re aware that there was an issue impacting Assistant powered devices. It has been fixed and Assistant is working as it previously did.”

Sadly, the company didn’t share any details about the issue itself or the reason behind it.

Are you able to use light control commands with your Google Assistant-powered devices again? Or are you still facing issues? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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