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Hey Google Nest Community,


Your Google Nest devices keep getting better, with more personalization, entertainment, and shortcuts. Enjoy more shows and content on Chromecast with Google TV, updated controls in the Google Home app, and a birthday countdown on Nest Hub. All the little upgrades add up to more help and more fun. 


Keep reading for more details about all the updates coming to your devices. 


Nest Hub Features


Celebrate birthdays in 3-2-1.

Make Birthdays more special than even. Now you’ll see a celebratory countdown that builds excitement for someone’s big day. Happy Birthday to you! 

Google Home app:


Simpler controls in the Google Home app.

An updated home view in the Google Home app means you can adjust your connected devices in fewer taps, all from a single spot on your phone.


Coming soon: An updated home feed.

Soon you will see a home feed that automatically sorts your home’s recent and most important events to help you better understand what’s happening at home. 

Chromecast with Google TV Features:


Your phone is now your remote.

Use the Google Home app on Android or iOS to control your TV with your phone. Search and type passwords faster using just your phone’s keyboard. 


Get video answers to your questions.

Asking questions on Chromecast with Google TV gets more interesting, with news and YouTube videos part of the results. 


Putting apps on your TV gets easier. 

Choose your favorite apps on Google Play and download them to your TV right from your phone.*


More live TV with Pluto TV.

Pluto TV brings free live channel streaming straight to your living room. Visit the Live tab to see what’s on, from over 300 free channels.**


TikTok on the TV. 

Why watch TikTok on a little screen when you can watch it on a big one? TikTok is now available on Chromecast with Google TV. Now you can dance along to your favorite songs hands free*** 


BET+ joins the entertainment lineup.

Enjoy all your favorite BET+ shows, now on Chromecast with Google TV.****


We hope you are just as excited as we are about these new updates to your devices. Let us know what you think in the comments below.


The Google Nest team


*Subscription services may be required for certain content. Services and content not available in all countries and regions.

**Free app download required to access content on Pluto TV

***Chromecast with Google TV requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, a Google Account, a nearby electrical outlet, and a compatible mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are available at

****Paid subscription required.