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Forum Posts

Nest Cam motion cannot used as trigger in Google Home automations

Dear community,I've just stumbled upon this post by @Clockwork81 quoting that a motion detection of a Nest cam can trigger a Google home automation/routine (while a people detection cannot).I was trying for quite a while to use motion (not people) de...

KGHH1 by Community Member
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Google Assistant voice commands not working

I have had a number of smart devices added to Home app via linking my Home Assistant account. I primarily use voice commands in Mandarin to control those smart devices, e.g. turning lights on and off, playing music, etc. It used to work perfectly but...

okcool by Community Member
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Cast sounds to a speaker

Why Google? I used to be able to cast sounds like forest or ocean to a specific speaker, but now that's not allowed?Example: After my Nest Hub Max decided to go on a rant about something on TV, I told it to stop. The Nest Speaker in my sons room upst...

Could not reach Smart Life. Please try again

Hi, For a couple of months, I have been trying to reconnect Google Home to Smart Life with no success. It was connected and I noticed some new devices didn't show, so I disconnected and now can't link them back up again. I have tried several Android ...

Nsouth22 by Community Member
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Need some help on an automation script

I am trying to create an automation script which handles all the lights in my dining room and kitchen working from a Hue sensor. Essentially, what I want to create is from sunrise to 5pm, the lights in my kitchen turn on at 100% and after 5 mins turn...

ha11sy by Community Member
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Home App For My Doorbell keeps crashing. NEST

Please help.My Nest doorbell camera app keeps crashing while i view on my phone and on my laptop.Can you help please? Also, the tabs and options that are available on my phone are not available when I log in on my computer. Can you help with this als...

EWC by Community Member
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Spotify stops during night

I use a payed account on Spotify playing a 7h long white noise for my baby.During the night the playlist stops multiple times and I have to restart it from my phone so I don't disrupt the baby. Even so when nest restart playing, the light and the noi...

Ioana-mcv by Community Member
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Nest sensors not connecting

Just purchased a box of Nest sensors for my home. We did so because we have 3 stories and each floor has dramatic differences in temp. Basement like a meat locker, main floor comfortable, upper floor always hot. I cannot get the sensors to connect wi...

Jlunt by Community Member
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