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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...

Philips Hue loses its Nest integration next week, and Google Home still isn’t ready

Philips Hue is undoubtedly the market leader when it comes to smart lighting, but it’s about to lose its compatibility with the outgoing Works With Nest protocol, as soon as next week. It’s been over a year since Google first announced it would be sunsetting the Nest app and closing Works with Nest, in favour...

Google supported calls from smart speakers to be axed in the UK

If you like to make Google supported calls from your smart speaker or smart display, and you live in the UK, we have some bad news: Google is pulling the feature before the New Year. On its support page (via AndroidPolice), Google has quietly updated its policies, saying the feature is set to go away by...

Google Home 2.30 rolls out with full Nest Thermostat controls

Google today began rolling out an update for its Google Home app that introduces support for the latest Nest Thermostat. Google previously said the Home app would be the primary way to control the company’s newest smart home thermostat. With the version 2.30 update, users will no longer need to rely on the Nest app, like...

Why the Google Nest Thermostat is a perfect way to start your smart home

Google is looking to a new generation of smart homes with the launch of its latest generation of Google Nest Thermostat. It marks ten years since the first (pre-Google) Nest Thermostat brought home automation to an audience beyond James Bond movie villains and offers more features at a lower price. Here’s everything you need to...