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Don't let communication issues sully your relationship with your smart speaker. Here's how to talk it out.
It can't do everything for you, but you might be surprised at the kinds of chores it can tackle.
Google Home was late to the smart home soiree, but lately it's become the life of the party.
The last few weeks have seen a flurry of feature updates to the Google Home and Nest line of speakers. Here's how to put them to use.
Want the lights to go off in 10 minutes? Now you can tell Google Home and it'll do it.
Fire off custom commands from inside the app or on your home screen, or set them to trigger automatically along with sunset or sunrise.
Google Home and Nest speakers can play almost any song, but not until you tell them where to look.
It's easy now to create and modify speaker groups on the fly, and even easier if you do it this way.
The Google Home app is a great starting point, but if you want to get the most out of your smart speakers, you'll need to download more apps.
Alexa's brief mode beeps to acknowledge commands, but Google Home wants to be chatty unless you follow these steps.
Send a message to all your Google smart speakers or just one, and get replies with this walkie-talkie-like Broadcast feature.
These simple little Google Home tips, tricks and tweaks will put a spring in your step and brighten your day.