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Google Home app adds a built-in speed test for your Nest WiFi network

You can now use the Google Home app to test the connection speed between your devices at home and your Nest Wi-Fi router, making it easier to pinpoint and troubleshoot connectivity-related issues. The feature was initially part of the Google Wifi app, but now Google has added the feature to the Google Home app —...

Google Home app prepares to let you control Quiet Time and Quick Responses for Nest Hello doorbells

The Google Home app is your one-stop shop for controlling all Google Assistant-enabled devices, including Google's own Nest-branded products. Google is still migrating features from the Nest app to the Home app, a process that began over a year ago, and the latest version of the Google Home app rolling out today reveals more Nest...

Google Home now lets you turn off Duo and other call alerts when you’re not at home

The latest update for the Google Home app brings support for a new 'Smart Ringing' feature that automatically disables alerts for incoming calls when you're not at home. The feature was first spotted in an APK teardown of the Google app late last year, and it's now finally making its way to users. As per a...

This could be the new Nest Hello Video Doorbell from Google

Google could be working on a new Nest Hello Video Doorbell model. In the latest version of the Google Home app for Android, we have found an image of what looks to be the backplate of a new Nest Hello Video Doorbell. Is this a backplate for a new Nest Hello Video Doorbell? Current Nest Hello Video...

Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max get three new clock face options

Google is reportedly rolling out three new watch faces for the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. The new additions were first spotted on the Lenovo Smart Clock in 2019, and are said to be tweaked so that they are compatible with larger 7-inch or 10-inch screen sizes. With the newly launched clock faces, the...

You’ll soon be able to restrict device access in the Google Home app

Managing a household of smart devices and family members can be a challenging experience. Making things more difficult is the fact that you can’t really control the access someone has to certain smart home devices. With a platform like Google Home, it’s largely setup to be an all-or-nothing approach. That means your kids either have access...

Nest Hub smart displays are getting Sunrise Alarms and Family Sticky Notes

Google is rolling out a new Sunrise Alarms feature to Nest Hub smart displays, along with Family Sticky Notes. The features were originally detailed as part of a major UI refresh for Google Assistant-equipped smart displays that was announced last year. When creating a new alarm on the Nest Hub, there’s a special sunrise setting that,...

Some users are unable to use Google Assistant right now

For a lot of people, Google Assistant has become a critical part of their everyday life, a helpful tool that makes things easier. Google’s technology can control smart home devices, provide information, and so much more. But what happens when Google Assistant stops working? That’s apparently what’s going on for some users—at least as of this...

Look for Seamless Setup support on your next Google Assistant smart home gadget

If you've ever had the pleasure of setting up a cheap Chinese smart bulb, you'd know that the setup process can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. You often have to download an app from the smart bulb's manufacturer, create an account on that app, connect the smart bulb to the app, and then...

Google Home app is rolling out a sunset/sunrise Assistant routine trigger for some

Earlier this month, Google started rolling out a new feature in the Google Home app that lets users add shortcuts for Google Assistant routines to their home screen. At the time, the new feature was only available for a handful of users. But over the last few weeks, Google has rolled it out more widely,...

Google Assistant routines and interpreter mode are getting nifty home screen shortcuts

In May this year, Google launched a new app called Action Blocks that lets you add buttons on your phone's home screen to trigger any Google Assistant command. Now, Google is bringing a similar feature specifically for Google Assistant routines and interpreter mode that will let you add home screen shortcuts for these actions. As per...

Google Home 2.31 overhauls media control, reinstates routine triggers

Google Home for Android has been updated to version 2.31, bringing with it a redesigned page for controlling media playing on each device, and bringing back routine triggering on other devices, something that was removed in September. The new media control page does away with the carousel of devices in favor of a single page...