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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...

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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Casting from livestream

Our Temple broadcasts services using livestream. No cast symbol appears on screen that comes up when screen is trapped

Away / Home Mode

Hello All, So I have my Samsung S21 Ultra hooked up with my Google Home and everything in my house. In the Goggle Home app I have certain functions set (light lights) to be turned on or off depending on my presence setting of Home or Away. So when I ...

JonnyBoy by Community Member
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Chrome cast will not save new name

Chromecast device will not save the new name it has been given. It looks like it has on home settings but shows the name I don't want when I look for it to cast to. When I go back to change it again I settings it defaults to the name I don't want

Extremely HOT Camera

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. Bot in air conditioned rooms away from direct sunlight.