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What’s the most frequently used query in your smart home?

From “Hey Google, turn on the lights” to “Ok Google, lock the front door” there are so many fun and helpful queries you can ask Google Assistant. You can play music, turn on your favorite shows, create shopping lists and even more to control your sma...

Monitoring My Mom in Asissted Living

I bought my mom a nest hub and cameras so that I can monitor what happens to her in assisted living. I would like to sign up with Nest Aware. We also have a hub at our house. Should I set up the hub in her apartment under her google account or mine? ...

Nest hub start sound after 'hey google' not working

I got a new Google nest hub gen 1 yesterday and I can't make it play the chime sound after the 'hey google' both options are selected in accesibility, this is only happening me with the nest hub as I have 3 nest mini and all of them are playing the c...

Resolved! Can't cast explicit music to speakers

I can't cast explicit songs from YouTube music to any of my google speakers.The content filter in YouTube music is not on.Also if I try to ask the Google assistant to play an album and not a song, it doesn't play the album; rather it plays a random Y...

markkelly by Community Member
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Google Home not casting but Chromecast set up!

Help! My chromecast has suddenly dropped off my Google Home but still set up on my TV. I cannot cast. A reset to factory settings, reboot, restart, uninstall, unplug & cooldown have not worked. Any ideas?

HanaB by Community Member
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Hi,Hello hello hello everyone. I’m totally a newbie to this. So my ? 4 all of ya is…..Has anyone got a email from OhmConnect about Create an account today. Get your FREE Google Nest Hub tomorrow!Ready to get rewarded for saving energy? Want your FREE...

TigerLue by Community Member
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Extremely Hot Dropcam!

One of my cameras is so Hot I unplugged it in fear of a fire. My other camera, same model, is not hot at all. Both are in air conditioned rooms away from direct sunlight.

Power view Shades

How can I get my Nest Thermostat to begin talking to my Hunter Douglas Power view Shades again. They use to integrate nicely so that when our Nest Thermostat was set to away no power view scenes would run. For some reason it is no longer working?Sugg...

Skibase by Community Member
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Resolved! Can’t addd Nest Cam with Floodlight

I can’t seem to add the Camera with floodlight to my existing Google Home account. I have several other cameras and thermostats here. Never had an issue. I made sure my app is up to date. Tried Resetting the camera and still no luck. Finally had to c...

Wmsgroup by Community Member
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using google home to play you tube music albums

I have uploaded some music albums to You Tube music. I can play some of them by saying " Hey Google play album Number One" and the songs in this album are played. I have taken a selection of songs and edited to "album tag" to be "Number five". The al...

hamilc by Community Member
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Chromecast Update

Hallo ich habe mir vor 2 Wochen einen Chromecast mit Google TV gekauft leider ist mir auf gefallen das der noch auf Android TV 10 läuft und die Konkurrenz schon bei Android TV 12/13 ist das passt meiner Meinung nicht. Wird das Update noch ausgerollt ...

Mika1402 by Community Member
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