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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...

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Unable to reconnect to philips hue lights

I just had this issue with the google home whereby I removed the wrong smart light bulb from my google home and now I'm trying to reconnect it and add it back to my home but I am unable to. I hope there is a solution for that so that I can add the sm...

Pancakes by Community Member
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Google Home routines: Text editing?

I've found setting up routines with many commands (especially custom ones) has been very tedious in the Home mobile app. I've searched exhaustively for a way to edit the actual routine files in a text editor. Is it possible? I also had no success loc...

JW-79 by Community Member
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How do I delete a home from google home

I've been trying to get my Nest learning thermostat to talk to alexa. I have inadvertantly entered 3 homes in google home and want to start over. Google nest always goes to Google home when I try to set up Alexa.

sloop by Community Member
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Custom Routines and Presence Triggers

Hi - is there a way to have the trigger for custom routines be your presence in the home (i.e. phone location or nest thermostat)? Since the Google Home app does not allow for the randomization of lights to turn on when I'm away from home (it only al...

mg1234 by Community Member
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Google Home Playing Random Playlists in my Routines

Google Home keeps on playing random playlists when launching automated routines. I have Youtube Music Premium, but whenever the routine to play a specific personal playlist, it plays random music. On the other hand, when i start the routine by voice,...

Gio3377 by Community Member
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Events to Trigger a Voice Announcement

I have two outdoor gate sensors from Yolink. I want to have them execute a broadcast message to my Google Home speakers around the house between say 12AM and 5AM (to detect any suspicious person in my back yard). Another post gave me a work around us...

KennyD1949 by Community Member
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Powerview Scenes (hunter douglas) partially responding

Hi, Some of my Powerview Scenes routines have stopped working.When using voice commands, some routines will return "sorry, powerview scene is not available" or something to that effect. While others will work via voice commands as usual.I have reset ...

JeffV by Community Member
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Resolved! routine isn't working any more

Hi,I have been using a routine to start a youtube channel for the last year. It worked untill last monday.The rountine is very basic:play ewWvGnJrZi0changing it into play https://youtu.be/ewWvGnJrZi0 doesn't work either.Any idea why the routine isn't...

Albert1 by Community Member
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