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Unknown local device

Ily
Community Member

Hi everyone, I notice an unknown local device on Google home app this morning. I can literally see what this person is playing and even pause or control the volume. 

I tried to remove the device but there is no option, when I check on access summary there is no device linked.

Now what really scared me is on my Google activities it look like her account has merge with mine as not only I can see mine but hers too. 

Can that person can have access to my activities and in my phone?

PS:  I deleted Google home and unfortunately it's a shared WiFi connection where I live.

Thank you and sorry for the long text.

 

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David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

You're seeing that device as you're both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Can that person can have access to my activities and in my phone?

No, absolutely not. But they will see your device in their "local devices". This is working as intended and by design as Google doesn't support shared Wi-Fi networks.

To prevent others on your Wi-Fi network from controlling your media casting, you can turn off cast media control notifications.

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Touch and hold your device's tile > tap the settings cog at the top right > Recognition & sharing.
  3. Turn Let others control your cast media off.

Ily
Community Member

Thank you so much Davidking for your answer.

David_K
Platinum Product Expert
Platinum Product Expert

No problem!

LovelyM
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello everyone, 

@David_K, thank you for being helpful.

@Ily, it seems like your questions were already addressed. As we've got our answer here, I'm going to mark this one as resolved in the next 24 hours. If you have new issues, updates or discussion topics, feel free to start a new thread here in the Community.

Cheers,
Lovely