Issue began week of December 20.
I've had multiple Google Home and Nest speakers in our home for years. Nothing has changed in the past 6 months. 2 weeks ago, multiple speakers are answering when the wake command is issued. I say 'Hey Google, what is 1+1?' and two or three speakers will respond with the information or action that has been requested. There are four speakers on the floor I'm on. One that I'm next to, and others in completely separate rooms respond. There is one in a bedroom (2nd gen Mini) and one in the bathroom (Nest Audio) which regularly go rogue. The other in another bedroom is silent.
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So i was at my whits end with this issue, so i turned to the factory reset as i have 6 devices in my home and sometimes 3 devices would respond.
I factory reset ALL my devices, minis and Hubs. Then reconnected them all one by one and the issue has resolved. I made sure they were all on 2.4Ghz wifi.
Hope this works for you too.
I've seen that occasionally as well, but it doesn't matter what I answer, it continues. I've only seen it at home on my phone(Galaxy S21 Ultra). I've done the reset on the previous device, but after months of "There's been a glitch"/"Something went wrong", "try again in a few seconds." I bought two new Nest Hubs and replaced the old Google Home device and an Echo in another room. For one day, everything worked. Then it all started happening again. I now think that the errors are purely being caused by one or another of the devices trying to answer at the same time. This thread seems to confirm that. Can anyone help?
I have a Lenovo google home in my bonus room and just added a Google Hub to my computer desk for a clock/digital picture frame. I am having the same issue that when I say "hey google" both devices respond, annoying when trying to ask the weather or play music. I can get around the music by telling to to play "computer desk" which is the custom room I added it to. Hopefully there is an option to fix before I return the hub.
I started with just a Nest Audio I bought a couple weeks ago, and everything between it and my phone would respond properly (i.e. the Audio would respond, my phone would wake up, but it would go back go sleep). Within the last week, I added 2 nest hubs and a mini in various rooms in the house, and now absolutely EVERYTHING responds including my phone. All products are brand new.
I tried reinstalling the home app, but it didn't seem to do anything. Not sure factory resetting will help since they're all brand new devices.
Never thought it would work, but I went around the house factory resetting each device after reading this thread, and the problem was gone. I was skeptical at first, and did just one that was having an issue but was also out of earshot with the door closed. Once that worked (couldn't believe it), I then went and did all the other devices, including the Nest Audio that worked fine originally less than a couple weeks ago.
Give it a shot. It's as close to a solution as we've got right now.
I have a Google assistant in each room (built into Sonos One’s) and a HomeHub Max. All Google Assistants have started working independently w/c 10th Jan 2022. My setup worked fine before and only the nearest speaker would respond. Super annoying… how do I fix. I’ve already tried removing the assistants and re-adding them.
Same started happening with mine. Seems like a buggy update. Maybe they are trying to make it so you can adjust volume of speakers in a group individually without having to use the app (previously any speaker that was part of a group could not adjust volume at all because of their reaction to the patent dispute with Sonos). Would love to get this fixed as it seems like all my speakers now have hyper hearing too.
Same happening here... I have Nests in every room and have had for months, as of early January they now respond simultaneously even if I whisper. I have deleted my home, factory reset all devices and started from scratch, this worked for about an hour then the problem returned. very annoying!!
I have been having this same issue since January 2022. Every time I try to follow Google's sets it does NOTHING. I have even tried the factory resets and it only worked temporarily. Now my Nest mini in the living room that I use the most keeps cutting off before it finishes answering a question. It doesn't do it all the time, but fairly often. It will usually repeat the entire answer when asked, but not always. This is very frustrating! We shouldn't have to go through so much work to fix a problem that really seems like a bug fix issue... I may have noticed it before January, but I know for sure it was going on then. I love my Google products. My TV is a Philips, but it's an Android. Hell, even that has a weird issue! Grrrrrr Google!
We did a complete removal of all Google devices from Google Home app then factory reset then reloaded everything. Everything was working until today - 48 HOURS later AND after the iPhone update. 😳🙄😳🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ This is THE MOST RIDICULOUS thing. We either need to be all Google or all Apple or all Amazon but God forbid, the tech world integrate, DIVERSIFY, & collaborate. We might as well be right back in 1965. But now we are fighting against tech segregation.
This started happening to all my devices after about one week into 2022. NEVER had this issue before and now it's getting so I absolutely hate using them. I have one Amazon Echo Dot which I rarely used but now I use more frequently just so I don't have to deal with 4 speakers talking back at me throughout the house or playing music on the wrong speaker. Of course. Google remains silent on the whole issue. I understand a correction may take time but at least keep us informed. At least recognize there's an issue!
I think that the more of us that POST instead of just reading everything, the more Google will see this is a big problem. This kind of issue could start losing business... I'm just saying... Look at you, you don't even want to use your Google devices now... What's to say you don't just switch to Amazon instead of Google? Like I said, I'm just saying...
I've been experiencing the same issue for the past few weeks, after a couple of years of trouble free operation. I bought a new Nest mini 2nd gen before Christmas. Coincidence? I'm reluctant to reset everything because the success doesn't look guaranteed. Hoping Google can provide an answer, because the silence is deafening.
Same, the only reason I haven't yet really is because of Youtube Music. I am grandfathered into the old price and also use Youtube daily so no ads. We listen to music all the time so that is why the Google Home devices were great. I will say this though, I had a similar issue with Alexa. I have an older Alexa Show and I have Ecobee thermostats. The Ecobee have alexa built in, I had to change the wake word on the show to "Echo" because both responded when I said "Alexa". That was about a year ago, so may of been fixed, who knows.
Same problem, factory reset did not help actually made it worse. My pixel phone never used to reply when I asked Nest Mini, now sometimes 3x Minis in different rooms + Pixel phone answer with different delays. When I tell Mini to play some music (spotify), speakers start playing at different times then they say "your music stoped because it is playing on different device". Absolutely not usable at the moment. Worked without problems for 2 years.