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Google Nest block specific websites

Roben
Community Member

Hi,

Can I block specific websites on Google Nest? Like Roblox and Fortnite or other websites?

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Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to check in real fast to see if you saw my reply and to find out if you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.

Thanks,
Jeff

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MichaelP
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

Hello @Roben 

This isn't the sort of thing that's actually all that easy to do at the network level. It may be possible to do it from the client device itself, though. I know we used Microsoft's Family management features as well as Apple's "Screen Time" features to limit web sites (as well as budgeting total screen time, etc.). I would suggest looking into those tools, since they should be significantly more effective.

skillion
Community Member

This is a common feature on routers. I’m baffled as to why Google would eliminate this feature as it was present on the Google Wifi app but not the Google Home app.

Roben
Community Member

Agree.. it's very disappointing. Should be able to block specific websites and particular times for example when school work is on. Most homework is online now and need to control what websites can be accessed. 

Ringpop
Community Member

With Covid and other outbreaks occurring, most school work has been moved online. I understand the safe search feature and blocking adult content but kids these days are more into gaming. How can I keep my kid on track when I tell him to do his school work and I’m busy the entire day working and he only completed 20% of what was required that day. If he’s falling behind because I’m unable to stop him from accessing game sites…..what makes me want to stay with this service when ATT has that ability. You guys may be faster but if I have to sacrifice the speed and quality for the ability to try and make my son focus and have a good life in the future, I will do that.

billWalker
Community Member

Echoing what everybody else has said in the hope it will help Google notice. DNS-based site blocking has been around forever and used to be available on the Google Wifi app. Please bring this back.

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi all,

 

I just wanted to jump in and mention that I've passed your feedback along as a feature request. I can see how that functionality would be useful for you to filter and block specific sites. For now, we recommend a 3rd party solution. If you have any other questions, let me know.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to check in real fast to see if you saw my reply and to find out if you still needed any help on this. If you're still needing assistance, please just let me know and I'll be happy to continue helping.

Thanks,
Jeff

skillion
Community Member

Not to be obtuse, but did I miss something? Did Google add DNS site blocking or is “I hear you” the resolution?

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi skillion,

 

At this time I don't know of any plans to add DNS blocking or filtering directly into the Nest or Google WiFi products. As mentioned earlier, a 3rd party solution is generally recommended to handle any filtering needs. While it's not planned now, it doesn't mean that it won't ever be part of the product's feature set, so passing along customer feedback is always important. 

 

Thanks,

Jeff

Jhonleanmel
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks, 

@Jeff, appreciate your helpful responses. 
@skillion, chiming in to ensure everything is good here. Have you had the chance to try the suggestion above? If yes, how is it?

Best,
Mel

Hey everyone,

We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.

Best regards, 
Mel

Roben
Community Member

Thank you jeff