08-04-2022 11:56 AM
When will we be able to use different wake words? I currently can't use my Nest mini because if I say "Hey Google" the Nest, my phone, and my tablet all respond. It's making me think it was a waste of money to buy the Nest. I wanted to replace our Alexa, but that's really not possible now. Thank you!
08-05-2022 04:18 PM
Only your Nest Mini should respond. There's a good article with some things to check:
As for changing the wake word, that's a long standing feature request. I’d encourage you to also send this feedback directly to Google. You will not receive a response, unless Google need more details from you, however the team are still reading the feedback.
08-05-2022 04:46 PM
Thank you. Unfortunately, that didn't work. Thanks anyway!
08-05-2022 04:54 PM
Are your Nest Mini, your phone, and your tablet all in the same "home" in the Google Home app?
08-05-2022 05:06 PM
Well, it's not letting me add any phones/tablets. There are things like smart thermostats, light bulbs, tvs, but not phone and tablet. They're all on my same Google account, FWIW.
08-05-2022 05:17 PM
I should have thought through my comment a bit more. Of course you can't specify a "home" for your phone or tablet. However, is possible that your phone and tablet are on a different Wi-Fi network than your Nest Mini?
We don't have Google Assistant enabled on our phones or tablets, and so they never respond to "Hey Google".
08-05-2022 05:59 PM
My tablet is usually on the same network, but my phone is often on my cell provider's network. I guess at this point I'll just have to hope Google gets around to allowing different wake words. Thank you for trying!
08-10-2022 05:10 AM
Chiming in to make sure everything is covered here. I appreciate @davidking and MplsCustomers' help here.
We appreciate your feedback, and we'll gladly pass it along to the team. You can also send feedback using your device by saying, "Hey Google, send feedback." Visit this link for more steps.
Let us know if you need help with anything else, and we're glad to assist you further.
08-14-2022 06:01 AM
Due to inactivity, I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread if you need assistance with your Google speakers and we'd be glad to assist you further.
08-05-2022 04:59 PM
Hmmm... no. That might be it! Hang on - trying this. 🙂