My google nest mini keeps playing sleep sound all night when I use the bedtime-routine. Earlier it stopped after about 1 hour, but now it keeps playing all night. I have activated the sleep sound country night.
What can I do to make it play for 1 hour again? I don’t want it to keep playing all night.
I have tried setting up a new similar routine, but it keeps playing through the night in the new routine as well.
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We've heard feedback that turning off sleep sounds after 1 hour was insufficient for some of our users, so we made the decision to remove the end time. We're currently investigating ways to build a comparable solution and appreciate your patience.
The issue is still unresolved yet the sleep sounds page (where you select the track) clearly states at the top: “these sounds will stop automatically”, and mine’s still playing 7h later.
seems odd to remove the timed function without having a custom-timer ready to replace it.
That’s ridiculous. Why would Google disable timers which is one of the main features of the device? If you wanted to make a change, adding extra time options would of been the smarter move.
Guess I’m replacing my Google Home with Alexa. My $200 smart device shouldn’t be more useless than my $12 clock radio.
Please investigate and solve. This is incredibly annoying. Not sure why the needs of some trump the needs of others who want an end time. This is also a waste of power. Couldn't the routine simply ask for a duration command?
Frankly, this change bothers me to the point I no longer use the feature. Manual commands to terminate do not work reliably. I don't think you should change features people are actively using without some kind of notice. Especially since you didn't give a choice to people, you just changed their service. There was an obvious solution that didn't need you to remove the stop time
Here's the obvious fix:
Why is there still a 1 hour countdown timer then? But it continues to play all night, after the one hour is up.
I had a delay in my routine for one hour and then a stop sleep sounds command, but that even doesn't work anymore to stop it.
If i have a command to play sleep sounds for one hour which was originally how I got around the problem, it won't start paying the sleep sounds at all. So it's just 12hours or nothing now?
Well, from what I can see on here, more people are upset about it than like the removal of stop time of 60 minutes.so how about you put it back and then look at a solution for that minority who might want more ? Seems only reasonable ? Unless of course this is not true and you don’t really know what happened. Look forward to a reply.
It's not rocket science. Why can't you just put a simple parameter in the option to say how long to keep playing for.
We should default being like 2 hours and then you can sit. It's to be as little or as long as you want...
Any updates? I shouldn't have to perform a manual action in an automation, that's literally the entire point of an automation. I have to either tap the timer on my display to have it shut off after a certain amount of time or when it senses I'm asleep, or shut it off manually in the morning when I wake up. If you have a timer option available in the sleep sound itself, it shouldn't be an issue to have a timer as an option in the automation. This seems like an easy fix to something that a lot of people are upset about.
What works for me is having a delayed action one minute after the sleep sounds start playing to set the Mini's sleep timer function.
Be sure to use the exact wording "set sleep timer for" or otherwise your Mini will respond with "I don't understand." Many times I've typed "to" instead of "for" and couldn't figure out how only certain routines were working and others weren't.
Our understanding that Google updated our devices and broke them? What does that even look like? Oh, it’s okay that people are now waking up confused why music that should stop playing (and is confirmed to be stopping at a certain time) is still playing hours later. Oh, I understand that my $12 clock radio works better than my $200 “smart device”? Don’t think I’m just going to understand any of that….
This is not fixed. In fact, it seems to be getting worse with every hack and work-around getting blocked/disabled shortly after it's proven to work.
It's almost like Google doesn't /want/ this to work.
Any update on this? My child uses the sleep sounds and it is affecting her sleep to have it all night, I have to try and remember to turn it off when we go to bed, it may as well be a cassette player, you have made your technology pointless.
The work arounds do work. That is the only choice we have now and maybe going forward. If you do not have lights, or need to adjust volume of your speaker, just skip that command. The DELAY feature was not there when this issue started in August so maybe that is their "fix." I agree it should never have been changed but for now it is, what it is.
And as of the last Google update, NOT Google Home (12/6/22), even that does not work. I did the same thing and created a manual routine that said "Play X Sound for 60 minutes" and starting 2 nights ago that now does not work. Even a plain old voice command to "Play ocean sounds for 5 minutes" plays forever.