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Set up and control your compatible Nest, Chromecast, and Google Home devices.

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  • Bring back the shopping list! Jun 20, 2020

    By CourtneyRules
    Please please please re-integrate the shopping list feature into the Home app! Aside from playing music, adding items to the shopping list—primarily groceries as we run out of them—is our primary use for our Google Home. While it was a bit buried in the settings, being able to manage our shopping list from our central home app really removed stress from our daily routines. The list was always a little tricky to use and could definitely still use some UX love, but attempting to use it in the Shopping app is awful. I have to re-selected the shopping list every time I navigate to a browser to reference the recipes informing my list. It’s way too easy to delete an item when I’m trying to move it. The experience is so bad I’ve found myself using it less. Planning our grocery runs is a definitely a core home activity. Please bring it back to the Home app!
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Charles Egerega
    This app is a modern day digital wonder. I was able to stream programs thru the Google device. Just this evening April 05, 2020 I was still able to use the smart application with my android phone easily. Irrespective of where you are in your living room, you can control your device. I believe we can explore more. Thanks to Google.
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  • UI/UX terrible compare to Nest Jan 26, 2020

    By John C
    I was just strongly encouraged to migrate from the Nest app to Google Home and while everything appears to work, the experience is a huge downgrade. The Nest app had a flow of devices with relevant content. For each thermostat, it showed the settings and current temp. I only had to click through to the device of I wanted to make changes. In Google, I have to select the category thermostats and then an individual device before I see any information. That's two additional clicks pet device instead of just being able to see it all at once. In Nest, I could invite anyone to join the home by entering their email address. It would send them an email invite with a link that would walk them through setting up their account. In Google, it simple tells me I can only add people with a Google account. I have to tell them to go setup an account on their own and then add them later. That is not a friendly experience. I can only see one camera at a time. In Nest, I could see them on a single page and then choose one to get a full page view. And finally, the color scheme is much more stark and less pleasing. This app is in every way worse than what I had with Nest. It works. But from a user experience standpoint, it is a huge disappointment.
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  • Hit and miss Feb 12, 2020

    By Saul661
    Manually the switches work ok, connecting to the TV will only work some times. Chrome cast is a pain. I did a lot of work and is not paying off. I ask for a specific song and it only works on a single speaker, if I am using a group of speakers, google plays what ever it wants. I got three chrome cast and they were fine at first but after a few weeks voice commands to chrome cast stoped working on all three. Google says it doesn’t recognize that device, I reset to factory, start all over and nothing. I am getting board of this I am thinking of going back to apple TV. What a waste of money. I have 5 nest cams and they connect and disconnect constantly, that problem came after google took over. I am angry about that security problem. I tried everything to have the system recognize only my voice so people couldn’t open my garage or my front door, that does not work. I even had a google tech help me set that up, thats not safe, anyone who knows what I named the door can simply ask google loudly through my glass window or glass door and it opens anything. Google is not safe . I regret all the money spent on this worthless system.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By JOHN MUELLER
    The App is good, but there needs to be a web page version of this as well. Please fix this major deficiency in the ability to control ones home / WiFi. Thank you for your feedback. I use Google WiFi, not nest WiFi, but Google just moved all of the Google WiFi controls to Google Home. Would be great if it was all in one place and controllable via app and desktop.
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  • horrible. Jun 25, 2020

    By x__cande
    the app is NOT user friendly. the help center is a joke. the talk help is an even bigger joke. if you click on some of the default question you “could” ask, some answer will be “i don’t understand”. how don’t you understand your own question. link devices is impossible to figure out. the help center just says to open setting. that’s all it ever says “open google home app and go to setting”. when setting doesn’t even let you do anything. the instructions for next step are super unclear. my google home wasn’t connected to wifi. google said to change it on the app. the app said to make sure in i’m on the same wifi. how can i be on the same wifi as my google home, if my google home isn’t connecting to wifi. then come to find out they meant go to the seething on your phone and change the wifi. so i did. change to wifi to my google home wifi (which isn’t really a wifi but i guess that’s how to access things??? idk). when i switches over now the app doesn’t work because it isn’t a real wifi connection. so i’m conclusion: i have a google speaker that can’t access wifi. a google home app that can’t access the speaker to change the wifi because it can’t connect to wifi. and when i try to “connect to the same wifi as the speaker” i can’t access the app. help center is a joke. the app is unintuitive. wouldn’t buy it for my enemy.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Paul Valentin
    Google mini keeps saying there is something wrong and that i have to connect it again every week, its now a routine to try and connect it every time it does that and most of the time i have to leave it for like a day or so and it just works... until it disconnects again ofc. I am so tired of trying to fix it, it just says it cant make the connection to the nest mini and it randomly fixes itself couple days after. Its stress i don't need and the app offers no help and gives no feedback.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Aliaksandr Daineka
    1. If you start to play music on speakers, it is not possible to navigate to youtube music app and manage/like songs of current stream via app. 2. I have a led strip and lamp, both devices added to the home app. When I am navigating to the Lights, I see separate controls for these 2 devices. But once I switch one of this control,the second one changes the name to the same I just switched,and I cannot manage the second one, because now it's 2 controls for 1 device. It stays until I reopen Lights.
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  • Horrible Nov 1, 2020

    By Justin Boucher 123
    As with just about all of my nest products I’m mortified at how horrible this app performs. I’m so invested with nest at this point I feel stuck after buying a massive bundle package a year or so ago. They’re app crashes constantly and takes forever to load anything. They’re notifications would rather focus on shadows and bugs then the mail man or cars in my driveway. Their previews never load and instead I get a blank screen. While using the app or in between opening the app I am constantly logged out as is my wife on her phone. The quality of my WiFi doesn’t seem to matter but cameras are co stay my offline. The smoke detectors are constantly giving false smoke detections giving me a heart attack. They’re support is horrible and says use the google home app. Well that apps worse as you can’t open the app and see your cameras. You have to click on every camera to see it and it loads just as slowly and horribly as the nest app. I’m about to just throw it all in the trash and drop a bunch of money on a better product. You’d think a massive company like google would be on top of their tech and have something as sought after as this preforming like the public would expect it to do. So yourself a favor and look into other security options.
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  • Constant WiFi problems Sep 3, 2020

    By Cojak Lamone
    The apps is on to something good but still has major connection and WiFi problems. I have kids and have them on a usage schedule through the Google Home app. I’m also using the google WiFi router as well. I constantly have issues where the WiFi will stop working for one of the computers or other device. The “pause” or “not pause” option (which is confusing anyways) always gets stuck or shows “paused” when it’s not or vice versa. This wouldn’t be a big deal if Covid didn’t have my kids schooling from home. I’ve stayed on top of updating the app but I still have problems. Another issue I have is connecting to 3rd party smart media. The interface is always confusing with too many options and flowcharts. Make it simple guys. I went to school for computer information systems and I get stuck sometimes, think about all those elderly folks, they probably have to hire someone to set up google products. Google has never been like Apple where it’s user interface is super easy to adapt to. The programmers need a separate user interface team for just about all of their software. You guys are good but you need some big changes.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Charles Egerega
    This app is a modern day digital wonder. I was able to stream programs thru the Google device. Just this evening April 05, 2020 I was still able to use the smart application with my android phone easily. Irrespective of where you are in your living room, you can control your device. I believe we can explore more. Thanks to Google.
    more
  • You learn more by testing Apr 28, 2019

    By AthanasiaN
    I honestly wasn't expecting much since I stayed at a home that had Alexa. I genuinely love the Google home so much. It's easy to maneuver and I like that it resumes from where you left off if you accidentally stop it. As for improvements, I'd love more options for news (especially a astrology and astronomy and Broadway based one) and to be able to read the full description of each news option somehow. Perhaps a transcript of the news as well to read along. I'd like it if you could go through your past questions/requests to the Google home as well just so I don't have to repeat myself if it speaks too fast. For lingists I think it would be neat if you could do a bilingual option (I know you can do multiple languages but it wouldn't answer to me when i spoke English even though it was the primary language). It would be nice to practice other languages with the Home's help. Or an option to put topics you want to stay up-to-date on and it will Google search and read the newest articles.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Steve Black
    Now heres an app I can really get behind, if I had a house that wasnt built 30 years ago and my tv was color. Now my jitterbug phone my granddaughter git me for her birthday (got lost the year prior in the backyard) is fully capable if two apps. I got this one, becsue well, why not? I like to pretend I live in the future, turn the app on, pretend im controlling my house from the charging station at the mall just to say hi to ppl on the bench. They think im rich. Real social media. Thanks guys.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Richard laughton
    So useful to be able to broadcast to the family, saves all the shouting up the stairs! Brings the house IOT under the roof of one system to control whether the devices are tuya, smartlife or whatever. Set timers, stopwatch, reminders, calculations, opening and closing times, make calls, it really is endless and genuinely useful and well thought out. Alarms, music, radio, control, communications, information all available with just your voice. Love it!
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  • I love Google home Jan 30, 2018

    By Darkslayer24
    Google home mini has made my life better. Besides helping me with everything things I constantly find myself going back and saying “Hey google !” Needless to say this device saved my life . If you don’t understand or even care about technology. Then this product is NOT for you. Overprotective parents need to get over themselves and stop making everything a problem . We’re spied on each and every day.. by Google, Microsoft , Sony, etc everyday.. our internet providers are constantly watching us. If you don’t like devices and software that record you then DONT get this product. I don’t say or do anything that would get me in trouble so I have no worries. In the end wether you cut a device or service out to try and protect yourself or your family then you might as well live under a rock.. because your always being watched... Always
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  • Bring back the shopping list! Jun 20, 2020

    By CourtneyRules
    Please please please re-integrate the shopping list feature into the Home app! Aside from playing music, adding items to the shopping list—primarily groceries as we run out of them—is our primary use for our Google Home. While it was a bit buried in the settings, being able to manage our shopping list from our central home app really removed stress from our daily routines. The list was always a little tricky to use and could definitely still use some UX love, but attempting to use it in the Shopping app is awful. I have to re-selected the shopping list every time I navigate to a browser to reference the recipes informing my list. It’s way too easy to delete an item when I’m trying to move it. The experience is so bad I’ve found myself using it less. Planning our grocery runs is a definitely a core home activity. Please bring it back to the Home app!
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  • Google Home and its Hub is very beneficial! Jan 23, 2019

    By Sportstalker
    Pros: Improved Home app certainly helps a lot! Especially for a Deaf person like myself. I bought the Google Home Hub due to its display to show information I need when I ask, freeing me from looking at the phone’s screen frequently. I use my phone to speak the commands to Google Home Hub, and it responds well from commands or answering my questions with information on display, certainly a wonderful feature! Cons: sometimes, when I ask a question, it doesn’t show the information, would end up speaking the information, so I had to modify the questions to make the Hub show the information, if it still fails, I use Google Assistant on my phone as an alternative. It can be frustrating sometimes! Otherwise, it’s huge step for Google to make their products as much as friendly for everyone. Keep it up Google! 👏👏
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  • So far very confusing setup Dec 5, 2019

    By Flying Bryan
    I have at my house, and one at my dads house. Almost impossible to set up in one day. The problem is it is going through growing pains. I sent invite to myself from his phone but it didn’t go through. So now I found using a old iPad I could log into his Home account and now invite myself as if I were him and now I am making some progress. And what is with the Nest cameras only allowing one camera before it has to see the last Co area to log on. Confusing I know, one camera was not working and it would not let the last camera to come on line. It took most of the day to figure out it was a bad camera on this app. Poor design on the log on. They could have easily had each camera or device log in on its own rather than rely on the last device logged in.
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  • UI/UX terrible compare to Nest Jan 26, 2020

    By John C
    I was just strongly encouraged to migrate from the Nest app to Google Home and while everything appears to work, the experience is a huge downgrade. The Nest app had a flow of devices with relevant content. For each thermostat, it showed the settings and current temp. I only had to click through to the device of I wanted to make changes. In Google, I have to select the category thermostats and then an individual device before I see any information. That's two additional clicks pet device instead of just being able to see it all at once. In Nest, I could invite anyone to join the home by entering their email address. It would send them an email invite with a link that would walk them through setting up their account. In Google, it simple tells me I can only add people with a Google account. I have to tell them to go setup an account on their own and then add them later. That is not a friendly experience. I can only see one camera at a time. In Nest, I could see them on a single page and then choose one to get a full page view. And finally, the color scheme is much more stark and less pleasing. This app is in every way worse than what I had with Nest. It works. But from a user experience standpoint, it is a huge disappointment.
    more
  • Hit and miss Feb 12, 2020

    By Saul661
    Manually the switches work ok, connecting to the TV will only work some times. Chrome cast is a pain. I did a lot of work and is not paying off. I ask for a specific song and it only works on a single speaker, if I am using a group of speakers, google plays what ever it wants. I got three chrome cast and they were fine at first but after a few weeks voice commands to chrome cast stoped working on all three. Google says it doesn’t recognize that device, I reset to factory, start all over and nothing. I am getting board of this I am thinking of going back to apple TV. What a waste of money. I have 5 nest cams and they connect and disconnect constantly, that problem came after google took over. I am angry about that security problem. I tried everything to have the system recognize only my voice so people couldn’t open my garage or my front door, that does not work. I even had a google tech help me set that up, thats not safe, anyone who knows what I named the door can simply ask google loudly through my glass window or glass door and it opens anything. Google is not safe . I regret all the money spent on this worthless system.
    more
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By JOHN MUELLER
    The App is good, but there needs to be a web page version of this as well. Please fix this major deficiency in the ability to control ones home / WiFi. Thank you for your feedback. I use Google WiFi, not nest WiFi, but Google just moved all of the Google WiFi controls to Google Home. Would be great if it was all in one place and controllable via app and desktop.
    more
  • Could be better. Nov 2, 2019

    By Bizadvizor
    Home mostly works but it still has lots of bugs. It stops playing streams at least once or twice a day. It looses connection to the internet. When I place a phone call, it thinks it is the first time I have used it, and reads me a boring script. It is difficult to manage notifications. A Reminder is easy to miss because it does not include an alarm sound. Although Google has access to my every word, they never seem to push software updates. It drives me crazy that it is not user configurable. If you speak to it it sometimes doesn’t respond, if you yell at it, two speakers respond. If you start a stream on one speaker, there is no way to add a new speaker when you move to a new room. There is no way to group lights and or speaker into a scene, So you have to turn them on one at a time or turn on all lights in a room. There are still limits to wireless switch and bulb configurations on the market. This is not Google’s fault but some smart rocker switches are incompatible with standard cover plates. There is no two gang switch yet. All wireless outlet units stick out of the wall and make the plug hit furniture, etc.
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  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Irvin Fitzgerald
    4/5 - Google Nest Mesh had a Great connection over the last year. I never moved the access points, but now they are all in yellow (weak) connection. I don't know when there was an update but apparently it wasn't a good one. 😕 4/7 - After a total power recycle of both the ISP router and Google Nest Mesh router & APs, they are all still showing a weak connection. This is strange after running strong since I bought the house in 2018.
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  • Constant WiFi problems Sep 3, 2020

    By Cojak Lamone
    The apps is on to something good but still has major connection and WiFi problems. I have kids and have them on a usage schedule through the Google Home app. I’m also using the google WiFi router as well. I constantly have issues where the WiFi will stop working for one of the computers or other device. The “pause” or “not pause” option (which is confusing anyways) always gets stuck or shows “paused” when it’s not or vice versa. This wouldn’t be a big deal if Covid didn’t have my kids schooling from home. I’ve stayed on top of updating the app but I still have problems. Another issue I have is connecting to 3rd party smart media. The interface is always confusing with too many options and flowcharts. Make it simple guys. I went to school for computer information systems and I get stuck sometimes, think about all those elderly folks, they probably have to hire someone to set up google products. Google has never been like Apple where it’s user interface is super easy to adapt to. The programmers need a separate user interface team for just about all of their software. You guys are good but you need some big changes.
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  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Ron Ivey
    Was going well... Layout changed, not as easy to navigate and find what I want. Routines are a complete mess and have changed themselves and I'm unable to change some settings now! I was waking up to Absolute Radio, now I wake up to Absolute 80's!! WTH?! When I ask Google to play Absolute Radio it plays Absolute 80's! Are ****ing going deaf google? Nobody said the word eighties!!!!! I have to go into Tunein Radio App (which works) and select Absolute Radio and then cast. Poor, very poor...
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Eric Lynch
    Can't change volume of individual devices from the media screen. Light switches will change their label and control a completely different light upon use. *edit- I downgraded to app version 2.33.1.10, and the lights function correctly. Still can't control volume from the media now playing screen. I'm not reconnecting all my devices. Fix your app. If I navigate to the individual device, the volume control works fine.
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Barbin Looney
    I can no longer get a casting button on either Disney+ or Discovery +. Our Chromecast works fine. It's been like this for a couple of weeks now. I was able to get a casting button last night. But, then I couldn't shut it off until this morning. Now, I can't get the button back. No matter what I do. From all the recent reviews, it appears that it is the newest update of Google home. When will you be fixing these issues?
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Misha Novini
    Google Home is one of those technologies that's great when it works. My system included smart lights, music, door locks, TV, smart remote, displays, thermostats, doorbell, cameras, vacuum, routines, the whole bit. The app does a good job of simplifying the complexity. The problem is that there are so many bugs that never get fixed no matter how many times I report them.
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  • horrible. Jun 25, 2020

    By x__cande
    the app is NOT user friendly. the help center is a joke. the talk help is an even bigger joke. if you click on some of the default question you “could” ask, some answer will be “i don’t understand”. how don’t you understand your own question. link devices is impossible to figure out. the help center just says to open setting. that’s all it ever says “open google home app and go to setting”. when setting doesn’t even let you do anything. the instructions for next step are super unclear. my google home wasn’t connected to wifi. google said to change it on the app. the app said to make sure in i’m on the same wifi. how can i be on the same wifi as my google home, if my google home isn’t connecting to wifi. then come to find out they meant go to the seething on your phone and change the wifi. so i did. change to wifi to my google home wifi (which isn’t really a wifi but i guess that’s how to access things??? idk). when i switches over now the app doesn’t work because it isn’t a real wifi connection. so i’m conclusion: i have a google speaker that can’t access wifi. a google home app that can’t access the speaker to change the wifi because it can’t connect to wifi. and when i try to “connect to the same wifi as the speaker” i can’t access the app. help center is a joke. the app is unintuitive. wouldn’t buy it for my enemy.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Paul Valentin
    Google mini keeps saying there is something wrong and that i have to connect it again every week, its now a routine to try and connect it every time it does that and most of the time i have to leave it for like a day or so and it just works... until it disconnects again ofc. I am so tired of trying to fix it, it just says it cant make the connection to the nest mini and it randomly fixes itself couple days after. Its stress i don't need and the app offers no help and gives no feedback.
    more
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Aliaksandr Daineka
    1. If you start to play music on speakers, it is not possible to navigate to youtube music app and manage/like songs of current stream via app. 2. I have a led strip and lamp, both devices added to the home app. When I am navigating to the Lights, I see separate controls for these 2 devices. But once I switch one of this control,the second one changes the name to the same I just switched,and I cannot manage the second one, because now it's 2 controls for 1 device. It stays until I reopen Lights.
    more
  • Horrible Nov 1, 2020

    By Justin Boucher 123
    As with just about all of my nest products I’m mortified at how horrible this app performs. I’m so invested with nest at this point I feel stuck after buying a massive bundle package a year or so ago. They’re app crashes constantly and takes forever to load anything. They’re notifications would rather focus on shadows and bugs then the mail man or cars in my driveway. Their previews never load and instead I get a blank screen. While using the app or in between opening the app I am constantly logged out as is my wife on her phone. The quality of my WiFi doesn’t seem to matter but cameras are co stay my offline. The smoke detectors are constantly giving false smoke detections giving me a heart attack. They’re support is horrible and says use the google home app. Well that apps worse as you can’t open the app and see your cameras. You have to click on every camera to see it and it loads just as slowly and horribly as the nest app. I’m about to just throw it all in the trash and drop a bunch of money on a better product. You’d think a massive company like google would be on top of their tech and have something as sought after as this preforming like the public would expect it to do. So yourself a favor and look into other security options.
    more
  • Mar 16, 2021

    By Tim Fonshell
    Recently it all fell apart. I noticed that some of my philips hue lights wouldn't switch off with my routines. After I tried everything I restored everything to factory setting and made a clean setup. Now it shows all the light but can't connect to some. In the hie app everything works fine. I also can't add some light to rooms. I keep getting error messages while those light show up as unconnected i some screens and connected to a room in other screens. Still not working in 2021.
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