From “Hey Google, turn on the lights” to “Ok Google, lock the front door” there are so many fun and helpful queries you can ask Google Assistant. You can play music, turn on your favorite shows, create shopping lists and even more to control your smart home.
So, which queries do you use most around your house?
Let us know your top 3 in the comments below. You might even find a new one to try!
Mine is "OK Google goodnight" and it turns off all the lights in the house, locks the doors, turns off the fireplace in winter, sets the thermostat, closes all the blinds if they aren't already closed, turns on the bedside lights and adjusts brightness and colour and then tells them to sleep so they gradually go off, tells us tomorrow's weather, and then plays calm noises until we are asleep... wish it could brush our teeth and tuck us in too!
Don't expect them to fix anything. Expect things to get worse. Mine have, despite talking to Google on the phone, resetting my devices a few times, and the "community manager" claiming there is a fix (resetting the device. There are many of us with the same issues and it works for a day or two, then comes back with a vengeance.
Using my nest products before Google turned them into chromecrap! Total loss of product support. You can see google doesn’t care by their lack of even mentioning the products in their “Coming in hot” blog posts. You bought the product line, try supporting it. Google coming in cold again!
Yes!!! Wish I could give you thousands of kudos! They send you to this unhelpful community instead where nothing is solved, we just talk to each other about the problems and Google doesn't check it out. It's like a great big online group therapy session, and it solves nothing.
Tell her she's stupid and she'll tell you she's doing her best or learning more every day. She's not though. For a smart device, she's awfully stupid. I'm disabled and sometimes have difficulty with getting around. Still, on the time it takes her to respond correctly and turn off the light in the other room, I could power down my chair, pick up my cane, slowly walk into the other room, turn off the light, come back out, and power my chair back up again. By that time my living room hub would still be arguing with my bedroom nest about whether the lamp is even connected. 🤦🤦
Unfortunately, I don't trust Google with anything that is security related, since Google Home is very insecure and will answer to any voice, even though I've set it not to do so.
It won't even act right with the lights. It doesn't do music or podcasts correctly, often answers when it shouldn't (no command given), doesn't answer when it should, and forget about setting an alarm cuz you'll probably be late for where you're going.
The only thing I use it for now is turning on or off lights if I'm not in a hurry. Otherwise, it's a very expensive paperweight.