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Let’s Discuss! Smart Home Automations for Pets

Hey Nest Community,May is National Pet Month in the United States! And as all pet parents know - scaley, feathery, and furry friends are very important inhabitants of your household and can absolutely benefit from the connectedness of a smart home. W...


Chromecast blue cast icon

Hi my name is Andrei,when i try to use my chromecast to watch movies from video source the video starts on the phone and on the tv i have a blue cast icon,idk what to do and i need help

AndreiMG by Community Member
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Nest Camera Automated Intruder Warning Sounds

There are many cameras on the market now that have a warning sound coming from the camera when it detects motion. When I go on walks in my neighborhood I hear many of my neighbors driveway cameras make a whistle sound or say "you are being recorded" ...

CMack by Community Member
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Home disappeared with all saved devices

I had a Home setup with wifi, rooms, devices, etc and now everything is gone. The app is asking me to create a home and I really don't want to setup every single device again. How can this be recovered? On Android.

How to hear a chime instead of voice on Nest Doorbell

I just set up my nest doorbell with Google home speaker. Every time the doorbell rings, the loud voice says "visitor front door." How can I change it so only a chime sound plays in the Google speaker? The chime switch isn't available in my settings b...

Jules2323 by Community Member
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New Philips Hue Bridge Not Linking to Google Home

I recently replaced my Philips Hue Bridge and everything is working correctly through the Hue app. Every time I try to link Philips Hue to Google Home it appears to link and the I get the message “Something has gone wrong, try again”. Not sure what e...

Grid connect devices offline in Google home

A guy called Aaron posted here about 3 months ago with the same problem I encountered this morning. He didn’t seem to be able to get his problem resolved before the thread was locked, and to be honest I thought that wasn’t helpful at all. I just want...

Mouses by Community Member
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Goodbye Google

What a cluster. I wasted over $300 on a device that frankly should be removed from the shelves. I bought their newest mesh system on the guise that this was the best and easiest wifi system to set up. It started great and tanked quickly. My mesh hubs...

White Noise plays when not scheduled

One of my Google Home mini's and a Lenovo Clock with Google Assistant built-in have started playing White Noise at 5am Mon-Friday with no prompt that I'm aware of. I can find no Routines or Automations on any of my devices that might account for this...

SteveE-NC by Community Member
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