Been using the white noise ambient sound to help sleep and noticed last night the sound had been changed. Sounds like a new file and it's not only quieter the audio loop is a lot shorter, with a sudden drop off after about 30 minutes before it loops again (the previous one was about an hour long and started again much faster). Is there a way to restore to the older sound file?
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Same here, we started to use white noise when we had our daughter and its become a staple for the whole family now. It's so very much quieter i dont know what to do. It used to drown out any noise, now it has to be over 90% volume and it still sounds horrible anyways. Why would they change it? do they not get statistics of how many people use their speakers for white noise? They had to know this would go down poorly
Just incase anyone missed it, @ldrrp made a 12 hour version of the original! Read his post and download the file. https://www.googlenestcommunity.com/t5/Speakers-and-Displays/White-Noise-ambient-sound-has-changed-i...
Thought we were going crazy until someone on twitter showed me this thread. No way you guys just up'd and changed the white noise on us like this.
If nothing else at least keep the old one around with a command to access it.
This new one is way too soft and missing some frequencies that it barely helps block out anything happening around us.
- Signed a father of 2 infants.
For anyone looking for something similar until the issue is resolved. I've found this on Spotify.
This Spotify song is very similar and is 12 hrs long:
forget the kids. I was having sleep regression 😂
Adding to the choir that it’s muffled. Previously we used the white noise for night time it at 60% in all 3 of our kids rooms. Now? 100% volume and it’s still not loud? I hope they change it back!
I noticed this last night with the "rain sounds" my wife and I use to fall asleep. When you're sitting in bed trying to fall asleep, it's too easy to notice the loop is now around 10 or 15 minutes! This doesn't help with the falling asleep thing it's supposed to be aiding. @User123456 please bring back the 1 hour loop!
Yes, "rain sounds" has been ruined too. My daughter uses it to go to sleep. Now it sounds like someone is accidentally playing with the volume from another room, and the overall recording seems to have less detail. The old one-hour loop was better even if the fade in and fade out was pretty horrendous.