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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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Android Account association

After I got the code to associate the account, I went to interact with Google. Google returned the token, but when I returned to the Google Home App, there was an error message.

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Visio soundbar connection issues

I have the Vizio soundbar (SB3821). I can control it from both the Vizio and Google apps, but for some reason it won't work when I add it to my speaker groups. Any suggestions. The strange thing is that when I try to "agree and link" it from the Vizi...

Heath1108 by Community Member
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Home Automation Not working

I've been able to set an automation to turn on my lights via Kasa outlet at a set time, but EVERY other automation that involve my Google Nest Mini to make announcement/news/play music does not work. I've already restarted router, google nest mini an...

Be2 by Community Member
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Automations stopped changing speaker volume

I have a series of automations in Google Assistant which include changing the volume on various speakers around my home. This is done by having a custom command such as:Set volume to 25% on bedroom speakerFor the past few days, this automation has st...

jc8654 by Community Member
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Suggestion: Google Home: Smart Button Support

The biggest gap in the smart home, assuming standardization of protocols occurs via Matter, is dealing with controls (i.e. switches and buttons) and recognizing the fact that sometimes voice control is slower and more intrusive to the activities goin...

EnviroTO by Community Member
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Switching tabs while casting

I'm new to casting and currently using a Dell laptop for work. (Have always been a Mac person) Is there an easier way to switch what tabs I'm casting without stopping the cast altogether? I know I'm able to cast my whole screen but there are tabs I h...

sly808 by Community Member
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Resolved! Nest camera battery NOT connecting

Purchased the 2-pack | Outdoor or Indoor | Battery Nest cameras. Went to Google Home as instructed. Followed the steps as instructed. Cannot connect. I have tried plugging it in next to my wireless router. I have tried placing closer, a bit further a...

New to Google Home. I MISS NEST.

I was a happy Nest Customer for years. After one camera finally died, I made the leap and bought a couple Google products. What a shame that Google has ruined a great thing. The app is buggy--sometimes cameras open right away, other times they won't ...

DNB_CLE by Community Member
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