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Native white noise looping

Hayleym
Community Member

Hi,

I'm trying to use the native google white noise for my baby’s room.

I can successfully get it play on my google nest mini and it plays on repeat. However. the track is only an hour long and so every hour there is ~5 seconds of silence before it replays.

A babies go through sleep cycles of about 30-40mins and are easily woken in between. The silence at the end of the track before it restarts often wakes my daughter up completely.  As you can imagine, this is heartbreaking for a tired parent!

Is there any way of playing the white noise through the google speakers without this break? We have tried using bluetooth from our phones or our linked Spotify accounts via google home but have had issues of dropouts etc so would prefer to use the native sounds if we can.

Thanks for your help. 
Hayley

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Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Hayleym,

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

With Google Home, you can relax and unwind with a variety of soothing ambient sounds. Also, Ambient sounds will continue to play for 12 hours if not turned off. Check this link for more information.

 

Hope this help.

 

Thanks,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

I wanted to follow up and see if you are still in need of any help. Hope that the shared link above answers your questions. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.


Regards,

Alex

Hayleym
Community Member

The white noise (we actually use the rain sounds) will play until I ask it to stop. However, the track that is used is only 1 hour long so every hour there will be a brief period of silence (~3 seconds) before the track starts playing again from the beginning. This brief silence between loops of the track is the problem. 

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey Hayleym,

 

Thanks for the update. Have you tried using a different relaxing sound if you'll get the same result? Give resetting your Nest Mini a try to see if that helps.

 

Best,

Alex

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,

 

It's me again. Have you had the chance to try a different relaxing sound? Let me know by updating this thread, and the Community will be happy to lend a hand.


Thanks,

Alex

Hayleym
Community Member
Yes I have just tried the white noise sound as well and it has the same behaviour. I have tried restarting my google home mini device and had no change. 
It will play on a loop but there is a few seconds silence every hour when the track ends before it restarts again. 
I have seen others post on this issue so I don’t think I’m unique in having this problem. It makes the white noise functionality essentially unusable as a white noise for babies due to this behaviour. 
it would be great if it was fixed so that the sounds seamlessly loops back to the start of the track with no break in noise. 

Azarco
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Hayleym,

 

Thanks for letting us know. We'd like to check this further, what's the cast firmware version of your Nest Mini? Could you fill out this form and let us know once you're done?

 

Regards,

Alex

Hayleym
Community Member

System firmware version: 282045


Cast firmware: 1.56.282045

Hayleym
Community Member

I have also filled out the form now

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Hayleym,

 

Thanks — we got your form and has sent it over to our team for review. Please check your inbox from time to time as someone will be reaching out to you. 
 

Cheers,

Muddi