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Google Home app adds D-Pad controls for Android TV devices

For years, Google had a smartphone app for controlling Android TV devices on your local network, which came in handy if you lost your remote. The company has been slowly moving the remote functionality to other apps, and now the remote found in the Google Home app is a bit easier to use. Reddit user PhilStation...

Google TV’s remote feature makes its way to the Google Home app

We know Google has been working on adding a virtual Android TV remote in the Google Home app for a while now. The company last month confirmed that it was going to add the remote in the Home app soon, and as promised, the feature is finally here. The Google TV app already has a built-in...

Google expands Google Home branding, introduces Suggested Routines for smart home developers

The Google Smart Home Summit 2021 is underway, and Google has a few key announcements to make. Google has announced a new Developer Center and two new SDKs, and now it is extending concepts like Suggested Routines to Matter. Expanding Google Home Google is taking the opportunity at this developer summit to expand the idea of Google...

Google will launch a 2nd-gen Nest Doorbell in 2022 with 24/7 recording

Last month, Nest rebranded the "Nest Hello" to the "Nest Doorbell (wired)" when it launched the "Nest Doorbell (battery)". The wired version of the Nest Doorbell's biggest leg-up over the battery-powered edition is that it has 24/7 recording. Now, Nest has revealed that the 2nd generation of its wired doorbell is in the works, complete...

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...