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What’s your favorite part of the Public Preview so far?

New discussion incoming! Did you know that you can save devices, actions, and automations to your Favorites in the new Google Home app? These and other features are now available in the Public Preview. Read more about them in our blog: Request an inv...

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Nest mini presence sensing?

What are the devices that have presence sensing? I'm not seeing options for the nest mini and that is disappointing. I want to create a routine for when I arrive home without having to talk to the nest mini. How can I do that? IFTTT doesn't connect t...

Cant schedule actions for outlets

Hello,Google tells me it 'can't schedule a tions for devices configured as outlets.'This happens when i say something like 'turn on the radiator for 30 minutes'Doesn't seem to be a problem for my bedside lamp.How do i get around this?Thanks!

agolay by Community Member
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Cync lights will be set up and turned off by command. But when you want to turn them on with command they will not respond. How do I set the Cync where they want stop working without having to reset everytime?

arock by Community Member
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Resolved! Start routine through actuator

Can I start a routine in google home, for example, when a (Aqara) door contact gives the message "Door open" - sound output on google home speaker. Or a motion detector reports "motion", then lamp "on"?Thanks

Iced by Community Member
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Resolved! Can I set a timer on a device using a smart plug?

I have a pedestal fan that I'm going to get a smart plug for, to add into my Google Home. Before I purchase, I'm trying to figure out if I can set a timer (say 30 mins) for it to turn off, after I turn it on? I can't see anywhere that this can be don...

Lady1 by Community Member
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Gentle Wake Up does not go past 10% brightness

Trying to use gentle wake with a Smart Bulb (4lite WiZ LED A60 Smart Bulb). I've been trying to get gentle wakeup working on it, however it does not go past 10% brightness after 30 minutes. Just seems to be stuck on that amount. Tried things like set...

Fadacious by Community Member
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Google home hub, arlo doorbell

Helloi have a Google nest hub and a arlo doorbell. Everytime i play music on my speakers who are connected with the Google nest hub the sound of the doorbell also goes louder en less loud. How can i set the alerts of the doorbell on always max sound?