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Google Home extension for Visual Studio Code is now available

Developers building for Google Home have a fancy new tool to play with as of Google I/O. It was first talked about in 2021, but now, the Google Home extension for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code is now available. Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular IDEs available on Windows, Mac, and Linux (including...

Google Home gets a fancy new homepage and ‘works with’ program

There is a lot to digest from Google I/O, and one of the categories that's getting a lot of love is the smart home. Later in 2022 the long-awaited launch of Matter, the open smart home standard part-developed by Google, will finally launch. Ahead of this, Google Home is getting in order, starting with a...

Google Home app gets a revamped home view, new privacy settings, and more

Google Home, the companion app for controlling your smart home devices, is getting a major update, bringing a revamped home view, new privacy controls, and more. The most notable change the new update brings is a redesigned home view that makes it easier to control your smart devices in fewer steps. We spotted this redesign last...

Google Home’s redesigned home tab makes it a lot easier to control your smart devices

If you own a Nest speaker or Google Assistant-enabled device, you're probably familiar with the Google Home app. The companion app is your central hub to control and manage your smart home devices. And it's now getting a redesign that makes it even easier to control devices right from the main tab. The Google Home app...

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

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...

Google Home for iOS gets Android TV remote with latest update

Google rolled out a new virtual remote feature to the Google TV app back in September last year. The feature made its way over to the Google Home app for Android in November, giving users who don't use the Google TV app access to a virtual remote for their Android TV and Google TV devices....

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...