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Leticia
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

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 g.co/cast/req.

****Paid subscription required.

26 Comments
FlyingGuy123
Community Member

Get video answers to your questions.

 

Buggy irritating mess.. I ask it to turn lights off or play a show from my connected provider and it shows me YouTube videos. 

Fix this please. I submit feedback daily on my CCwGTV.

-Michael-
Community Member

I'd just like a web client to view all my Nest cameras (old (2020) and new (2021)) together.

I hate having to use both the Nest app AND the Google Home app to receive notifications and view my cameras.

How do I record and save clips on my old Nest cameras? Through the Nest app or Nest web app.

How do I record and save clips on my new Nest cameras? Only within the Google Home app on my phone.

I've got a lot of money in my Google/Nest ecosystem and I'm starting to regret it.

 

This is why I ditched my SmartThings devices. Everything felt scattered and user-unfriendly.

Hackerone
Community Member

Yo solo quiero dinero y ya 

S3bryan
Bronze
Bronze

Seriously? This is what Google Managment has the software dev team working on?  Birthday kisses and more TV integration? Fix the train wreck you have allowed to rot, Nest app.  The nest app is loved by those who use it and it works.  The home app is written in crayon and abomination of an app.  Birthday wishes is the best you can deliver?  

Redbeard
Community Member

This is a joke right? TikTok is the last thing I need on my Google tv. How about you give me the ability to natively view my new wired indoor nest cams on it like I could with the old cams. The fact that it wasn't built in already is a joke.

SplitManiac
Community Member

What happened to multiple profiles on Google TV?

KyleBrezovec
Community Member

Please finish integration of the nest app over to the home app. Having to manage my smart home over two apps, especially the camera situation, is awful. The inconsistency of features for old vs new cameras between the two apps is a complete mess.

Carrick168
Community Member

Carrick168 

TheJehu
Community Member

You say I can put apps on my Google TV from my phone, how?

S3bryan
Bronze
Bronze

Ok so let me make sure I got this right.  Google buys the original nest and turns it into a train wreck. The name Nest continues but as google nest. Almost all nest products are dumped except for the thermostat. Google takes the wonderful nest app and creates their own by giving crayons to the software devs and says here you go make a new app.  Now the newest updates are birthday wishes, more chrome crap integration and wow tiktok.  Wonderful… and tiktok is owned by a Chinese company which means every stupid video on there the government watches. So those of us with nest products pre-google only get forgotten. But hey we get birthday kisses from our hubs?   

Redbeard
Community Member

What's even worse about all of this is the fact that it takes google years for them to roll out garbage like this. We wait and wait and wait for functionality improvements or addons and this is what we get for our update, F$^&ing tiktok. What a crap show.

innocentagbaji
Community Member
Iam very happy of google update search and app
S3bryan
Bronze
Bronze

you must be the one who said oooo I need the app to wish me happy birthday

the app is a disaster 

Mattdiet1014
Community Member

Interesting read

Jurtaani
Community Member

@TheJehu they now let you to select which device you want to install application into.

Meaning that you can just select your Android TV instead of your phone if the app is available for it. 

Or you can download "send files to tv" aop from play store to your phone and Android TV, and then use that app to send apk files to your tv. 

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

Our Google Nest Camera (Battery)--purchased in Sept. 2021--is still not getting better and still lacks the functionality of our older Nest cameras and still cannot be viewed from a computer.

We need that, not some trivial birthday function.

happyhoem60
Community Member

اختياري 

c0sm0naught
Community Member

absolute sh!t show.

Could you explain what exactly is more personalised? 

 

Does your dev team even have something they are aiming at?

currently you are REMOVING useability. adding nothing and telling us it's now amazing.

"All the little upgrades add up to more help and more fun. "

Everything you add breaks something else that was already working fine.

when will you fix casting so it is at least as useable as it was before you got found out for stealing Sonos' patents?

 

we dont care about a countdown to our birthdays. we want the features we had before you starting f@&cking about.

you are going to end up losing your core user base at this rate...

senoravivian
Community Member

My google nest  "good morning"  routine doesn't run properly because of weird little add-ons they coded into the routine. It now does the normal good morning...rundown of the day and then it automatically adds on a dumb quote i didn't ask for, and then doesn't play the rest of the morning podcasts in the routine. 

This also happened in February when they added on "Black History Month" at the end of the morning announcement. It would read half of the information on the person of the day, cut out and then not play the rest of the podcasts in my routine. 

All I want is an easy to use nest. I bought one to help with the disabled people in this house. I wish it was more than a weird pet project for google. 

BigTuras
Community Member

I have multiple Nest/ Google products and have loved them for years.  That being said, I am growing frustrated with the experience recently.  You pay more for the hardware, pay for subscription features and end up getting less functionality.  I hate that I can not see the brand new camera on the web.  I have older ones and can see them on the Nest app, the Home app and a web browser, but the new one, only on the Home app.  I don't buy the needing more time.  It has been years since the acquisition and you are telling me Google does not have the ability to fully merge/integrate yet.  No remote temperature sensors in the Home app either.  When will there be just one application that can handle it all?  When will a web browser be supported?  Not everyone wants to watch it on a 5-6" screen when they have 20-30" screens.  

MplsCustomer
Bronze
Bronze

The April 5, 2022 iOS update of the Google Home app is a HUGE battery hog.

I updated the Google Home app on my iPhone today. Afterward, I opened the app briefly to check our cameras to see whether there were any changes. Seeing none, I went about my day.

Later, when my iPhone battery unexpectedly reported Low Battery, I checked my battery usage and discovered that the Google Home app accounted for 78% of the battery usage, with 1 minute on the screen and 5 hours 53 minutes background usage. Obviously, I immediately closed the Google Home app to end this drain.

Something is seriously wrong.

masasih
Community Member

nice

LSimon
Community Member

The newer controls on the Google home app (IOS) don't allow me to change to color and diming level on my kitchen lights easily like they used to.  

Another curiosity is that my wife's phone (same model and IOS version) still has the older interface on her Google Home app.  Both are updated to latest version.  I don't understand why they are different.  

Gardkm
Community Member

Thanks

cmangiag
Community Member

Hi, any clue about the timing of this Hub 2nd gen update? Nothing happened yet, is it limited to some countries? Europe here.

 

Thanks

Bullet1
Community Member

Dont care what people sau ur great keep it up 👌