Everything has been working fine for ages, now I'm asking Google to change the volume and it says...
"sorry, I can't change the volume on this device".
I've gone through my Google Home settings and I can adjust the volume within that. I can also adjust the volume when I tap on the speaker....but it won't obey commands.
It is set up in Stereo with another Nest Mini....and that works fine.
If I ask other things, eg time, weather...it's fine. If I ask it to turn on/off the light...it's fine.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I know that most of you will have already seen our Community's Blog post about the speaker volume here Upcoming Speaker Group changes - Google Nest Community
I will check to see if we can get this link put near the top or pinned so everybody is informed.
Updated: directed to select as solution and that is the only way to keep it at the top.
THIS POST ABOVE IS THE ANSWER...
"Your work-around of "hey google transfer media to [speaker group]" appears to be the easiest solution. Worked perfectly for me. Thank you"
By default mine place on "left Speaker" but my group is called, "Big Speaker" move it to big and volume works again!
I glad it works for you but that didn't seem to do the trick for me. Drat. Perhaps because i always tell my display which speaker group to play on every time i initiate music in the first place.
Interestingly, this started happening a week or two ago, then it fixed itself for no apparent reason, now it's doing it again.
Same issue with my stereo paired Nest minis. After no joy following reboots, I wiped everything and started a new home. Still no joy.
This just after the AWS outage took out my Wyze bulbs for 24 hours.
I picked up the Nest mini pair, bulbs and outlets recently, so I would have an easier time making my home go when my body is refusing to cooperate (physical disability).
and I was just getting used to doing everything by voice...
Ah poop, at least I can still use the Home app
Hi. Don't know if this will help others but have solved the problem for me. My speakers were set up as stereo pair. I unpaired them and could then adjust the volume just using one speaker by voice command. I then repaired them in stereo and they now work correctly, e.g. adjusting volume by voice command now works on the stereo pair.
Google Nest Audio; 1 single, 2 in stereo and a Chromecast (with a HDMI sound extractor connected my Amp) all in same group.
Only works if I setup in a routine, and only works if I call each speaker. Calling Group name doesn't work.
My routines (a few examples):
Name 50% :
Name Turn it up (only works if I give the command with the phone so not really that helpful):
Actually I thought it was the Danish translation that was messing with me, but we are truly one nation....against Google 😉
Cannot control volume of a group since few days. That feature that was working for years. Very anoying these bugs with Google updates. That feature that was working for year Is Google test there firmwares before releasing it to million of users? Is there a place to submit bugs and have answers on it?
Google is definitely actively making changes on the back end. Since this evening Pacific time, every other time I open the Home app something is behaving differently, same for voice command responses.
Also odd that changes started happening shortly after I posted reviews of Home & Assistant on the Play Store. Surely coincidental.
Kind of interesting to watch. I've never had a product change it's behavior so often in such a short time as tonight.
In any case, I haven't a care about lawsuits or desire for anyone to get a pie in the face. I just want my helpful tech toys to work.
Should be interesting to see how this plays out (and whitness how many more loop-d-loops my setup is going to display).
If big G is listening, thank you for kind-of fixing my issue. Best of luck in the suit. As one said on Reddit, the whole patent on functions vs code is just wacky.
Interesting....the plot thickens. Mine are back working again, as a stereo pair.....but I'm in Australia. I'm wondering if Google has changed settings specific to certain countries...eg USA. I noticed a few people have managed to fix the problem, but it would be interesting to see what country they are located in.
Absolute rubbish! "Sorry I cannot change the volume on this device" voice control of volume has worked fine... The last few days l get the following message... I have tried factory reset... Everything... Wasted hours of my life as this is so annoying. Has their been a recent update? Either way... Other people are having the same problem.... I have two google nest audios paired and a Google hub display (2nd gen)... Please help..... This is so frustrating...
It probably is a bug due to the speaker sync copyright software dispute. I found that if just say hey google play (whatever you want to play) - It will play on the main speaker - While it is playing say hey google play this on (home group) - Your other speakers will kick in and the adjust volume command works again. Let me know if this works for you.
No advice to offer but same here with two separate speaker pairs (nest audio speakers) in separate speaker groups controlled by 1) a nest hub and 2) by a nest wifi point.
Extremely annoying as I try to adjust the volume from bed when the speakers decide they are on max volume.
Google seems to confirm the hypothesis that our reality is just a huge simulation, and we are actors tasked with generating data.