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Heads up: Philips Hue Change Impacting Scripted Automations!

Hey everyone,We wanted to keep you in the loop about some recent changes related to Philips Hue sensors that might impact your scripted automations. Philips Hue has updated their sensor device configuration to use the TemperatureSetting trait (previo...

Help with motiondetectionevent eventdata

Maybe I am making this harder than it needs to be but I am trying to setup an automation that turns off my exterior lights if either my Hue motion sensor or nest doorball does not detect motion for at least 10 minutes. I have the hue motion sensor fi...

Upgrading from 2014 DropCams to Nest Cams

I have two new Nest Cams to replace 2024 era Drop Cams. I've granted Nest access to my Google account. When I read the camera QR code and go through the prompts it asks me to log into Nest. It is not accepting the password for my Gmail account nor my...

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Resolved! Can't check Nest floodlight camera history on my computer

I'm not understanding why you STILL cannot view your camera footage history on a web browser with google home. I have a Google Nest flood light camera so, as you can view history on a web browser with nest, unfortunately, this camera isn't able to be...

GinamG by Community Member
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check if home

Am i missing something? The app can only see if I leave or enter a certain location? Is it not simply possible to have an automation that checks whether I am in a location before determining if it should proceed or not? I want my lights to turn on at...

ADT+ transition unsupported cameras!

I have recently transitioned to my nest to ADT+ only because Google is dropping support for the Nest Secure which I paid a lot of money for. When I decided to go with nest/google I knew the cameras were good quality so invested in the system despite ...

Assistant functionality on Spotify

I want to control Spotify via Google Assistant while I am jogging, but unfortunately I can't add songs to the queue. I can use "play next song" or "play [song name]", but adding to queue doesn't seem to work, it just directs to me web results. Any he...

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Home Away Assist not working

I have Home/Away Assist set to On, but my camera does not turn on when I leave my home. Also, for the past few days the camera has been turning on at random times when I do not want it to be on. I am a paid subscriber please advise.

iamash by Community Member
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Routine starts on Android phone instead Nest Hub (2nd gen)

I've set up a household routine to play a radio station when I ask Google to do so. The only option I can choose in the configuration settings of that routine is to "Play on device you speak to". When I'm too far away for my Nest Hub to hear me (the ...

StefH by Community Member
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I regret buying a Nest so much

I normally wouldn't take the time to post something like this because life is short, but there's no purchase I've ever regretted more than my Nest so wanted to share the experience to hopefully help others avoid this product. Despite turning off all ...

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