Hopefully you read this and do something 1/5
Users have been going through a problem since January that causes the google home mini not to connect to the users devices through the wifi.
This would be fine if you were still allowed to finish the setup process and connect to wifi later In the settings(Like on an iPhone), But instead I cant set my google home up, making it a useless waste of $25 plus $25 in smart lights and $25 on a chrome cast.
I was able to setup all of these devices a week ago, then they magically stopped connecting to the network and i wasn't able to control them from my phone. I tried EVERY troubleshooting step I found online, to no avail.
Now im frustrated because theres no use for a bluetooth speaker that cant connect to bluetooth without setting it up first; Which, might I add, should just be possible to do over bluetooth anyway(similar to how the apple watch connects to a smartphone).
Until something fixes this, the whole one week experience I've had with googles “smart devices” and home app, has been me wasting hours for nothing.
Pretty good 3/5
Wish Google Home would get together with Disney and Hulu so that I could use voice control instead of having to pick up my phone.
No contrast/no stability 3/5
The app is way too white and the lettering font way too small to understand on iPhone. Not to mention at least every two weeks I have to manually turn off the lights in order to reset them so google can find them... getting rather old.
Thanks Spotify!!!!!! 5/5
Spotify hooked it up with a free google
This app is really non-intuitive. 1/5
By Sachin Yatri
Nest thermostat integration lacking 1/5
No home away control
No fan control
Original Nest app is better.
It finds my Pioneer receiver which has Chromecast built in but cannot do anything with it. Tapping the icon returns message ‘device not playing’ when it is playing. App fails to add device to a room.
Won’t let me select the album I want for my google home it just keeps giving its preference of photos. Don’t like that so 1 star
Chromecast is terrible 1/5
I refuse to download google home ever again because of my first and last experience with Chromecast (which is why I’m writing my review here versus redownloading google home to write a review). I received a first generation chromecast as a gift a while back and never used it since I already have the Firetvstick. I decided to try out chromecast and performing all the troubleshooting steps online could not get it to work. Got on a call with customer service for 45 minutes with a conclusion of, “can you borrow an android phone from someone so that you can set this up?”. I was like,”excuse me, really? That’s just ridiculous.” To which the CS agent replied that he also had an iPhone. I mean to borrow an android phone from someone and ask to bring it to my home and bring it back the next day? Just to install Chromecast?
I ended up throwing away the Chromecast. What a waste. Sticking to Amazon.
Please add Dark mode 5/5
Please add a dark mode to ALL or your google apps on iPhone. I also would like a clearer understanding when lights or other devices are turned on. Perhaps when a light is on the icon can have a “glowing or illuminated” effect. And when it’s off it should look like a light bulb that’s off.
Shopping list missing 4/5
By James Joshua G
The app is seamless and amazing but I do miss having the shopping list available since I use my Google Home app and Google Home to manage my shopping list.
Music app choice 3/5
I feel like it’s great but it should allow you to use different apps other than s Spotify or Apple Music, so you can use it like a regular speaker
I usually love google... 2/5
But I just got the Google Home Mini and I’ve been trying for three days to connect to my WiFi. I’ve run though the entire checklist, I’ve reset everything, nothing else of mine is having trouble with my WiFi. I feel like I’m at my wits end.
Not able to recover password so annoying !! 1/5
For some reason I got logged off the stupid neat app and when I try to log back in password was incorrect when I tried recover password no email was received to restart password this system is the worst!
Nest integration 1/5
Nest cam integration to the google home display is a nightmare
Dear Apple store 5/5
I like what u made i hope u make more🤗🤗🤗
Shopping list 1/5
Normally I would rate this app 5 stars but since the update - finding my shopping list now takes way too much time and effort. It is NOT user friendly at all anymore. Please fix.
This app is terrible 1/5
I literally cannot do anything because the app freezes every time.
Great Idea, needs more pics and user manual 4/5
By 2YZ2 Play
My favorite is the pics with the time in the lower left. The captions could be a little bigger to read from 8 ft. away. The pic I hope to see more often is of the three-master wooden ship sailing away from the viewer toward a primarily yellow sky. I have a wall that would great on but it makes a great video clock! Thanks.
(Zero Stars) Where did you put the shopping list? 1/5
Please fix. it should not take 4 click to get to the shopping list especially when you need to edit something quickly that the assistant just added wrong.
Why shopping list was removed??? 1/5
I liked the Home app. But for no apparent reason shipping list can’t be accessed from the app anymore!
Now you need to download another app:Google Assistant. And than when you access the shopping list from there, it opens in the browser!!! What’s the point to put it in the app and open it in Safari?! Terrible idea.
Please bring the shopping list to Google Home app
De mal en peor 1/5
La primera versión ya tenía falla con las conexiones de IOS, pero ahora simplemente apestan
Connectivity issues 1/5
The app is hit and miss when connecting to my wifi. I typically stream while working from my home office. I have a solid connection with my business internet, but the app is very selective with its connectivity. Most days it tells me it cannot establish a WiFi connection which is quite frustrating.
Total Crap 1/5
By atomic crab
This system constantly disconnects itself and needs fixing to use on a regular basis. Alexa is much better.
Why can’t I change its name?? 3/5
Let me pretend I’m in Star Fleet and change it’s name to “computer”, please.
Chromecast requires you to down load this app in order to connect to a new network. Instead of a new network setting, I got an advertisement into all the “Great “ things google can do. Everything but support Chromecast, the reason I downloaded the app.
Advertisement and marketing rather then doing it’s core function.
Worst app I have seen in a while 1/5
this app is just horrible the setting to pair your phone to my google mini just is completely non existent and then whenever I want to change the volume of my music i’m either forced to shout to my google mini or use the glitchiest volume bar ever that’s provided in app which in turn causes my phones physical volume to go crazy as well and all simultaneously to glitch out and then the app crashes. this a very non efficient UI and I am extremely disappointed with google as it being my first google device consumer experience
By vshue d sgabs
Won’t do anything it’s supposed to
Horrible for camera use 1/5
Why can’t I scroll back on my cameras to see prior footage? Why can’t I see more than one camera on the screen at a time? This is horrible.
Why, just why? 1/5
First Waze and now Nest. Why take something that works well and replace it with sub-par crap? You have, in one step, made my investment in home automation and making it worthless, but you already have my money so why should you care?
MAJOR PRIVACY ISSUE 2/5
I would give this app a 5 star rating but I'm giving it a 2 star rating because the privacy controls are so awful. Everybody can cast to my device on my wifi network. They can see and control everything and the list goes on and on how poor the privacy is with Chromecast. Where the hell are the privacy settings? This is a rather personal and invasive casting system and I have a roommate. It's creepily uncomfortable to have this much access to each other's devices and casting experiences not to mention being able to cast on each other's devices. It would be ok if we allowed it from another account/device on the same WiFi network but not providing an option is another capitalism decision that invades privacy. It's time for this privacy mess to end Google please cut it out and privatize your services. Eventually nobody will use them if privacy isn't equivalent to others working on enhancing encryption.
Bring back easy access to Shopping List! 1/5
By not happy jan2
It will forever baffle me why companies take something FUNCTIONAL and break it...
Why did you take something so useful like the “Shopping List” and make it SO IMPOSSIBLE TO ACCESS?!
It’s ridiculous that you moved this to Google Assistant, and then have to open a WEB BROWSER to access the shopping list?
Do you guys even use the software you create?! Clearly not
WHO CARES ABOUT THE STUPID “DISCOVER” TAB ANYWAY?!! Do something useful with it and BRING BACK SHOPPING LIST ACCESS.
Nest was so good. Not anymore! 1/5
Ever since Google shone acquired Nest nothing works any longer. Google forced you to migrate to their app which is clearly inferior to the features Nest used to offer. I can no longer use Alexa to adjust my thermostats and there is no recording capability any longer. What a downgrade.
Shopping list 1/5
This new iteration is horrible. The shopping list only shows 5 items regardless of how many items are on the list. And when I asked what’s on my shopping list, it reads the 5 items I can see and then says “plus 7 additional items.” Duh! What are they???!!!! This was one of the most convenient options but I guess I have to go back to pen and paper. Grrrrr
Impossible to navigate 1/5
I can’t reconnect to WiFi through the app the way it tells me in the help section, there is no link to a drop down menu of networks anywhere. I ended up clicking through the whole app when it wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Have to reset and start over just to reconnect to WiFi... no wonder Spotify is giving these out for free. The Google products I’ve used have all been junk, I definitely recommend the amazon Alexa over this
No wonder why they send these out for free. My WiFi network will not come up and everytime I try to manually enter my WiFi in the app crashes. Rlllllly frustrating, this thing is trash
Worst app I ever had to use 1/5
Straight up worst app imaginable, and ofc its an app i have to use. first of all, my google home mini won’t even show up on the bluetooth discovery so i thought maybe it’s something in the app i have to do. i go on the app, i can’t do anything cuz it just freezes. that’s all. it’s freezes n crashes. it’s been doing this for months now
No point to this app. Has no smart features just another difficult mobile only interface to create rooms.
Inconsistent- frustratingly inconsistent 1/5
By Annoyed Panda Face
The app often stops connecting - even though ALL necessary items are working normally - such as the internet, phones, etc that it relies on to connect. Then it takes a frustrating amount of time to reboot everything (often several times) to get it to reestablish connection. It also doesn’t work with iTunes, which many of my friends have because well, Apple is everywhere. You would think a mega corp like Google would get this right, but maybe they should stick to maps, translations and searches. Just my opinion.
Just ok 1/5
Constantly loses contact with chromcast
Ease of use needs some work 3/5
By nilandb r
Poor navigation . Ease of use needs some work
App is great but wish routines were easier to find in order to create
Reliable, easy and works as advertised! 5/5
I have a flat screen TV but it isn’t a “smart” TV. The Google Home app allows me to select from my phone what I want to stream from our WiFi using our Chromecast device plugged into the TV. While a video is streaming I can use other apps on my iPhone. I have already recommended it to other people, we added my daughter’s phone using the Google Home app in about 10 seconds so she can use the Chromecast whenever she wants.
A few days after writing the above review I was unable to connect to my WiFi either Chromecast, I called customer service and they said that they were already working on the problem and two days later the problem is fixed!!! I can’t ask more from a product all the way around!
Nothing works now. 1/5
Oh. That update hurt.
Cast My Audio 1/5
By RI¢H ∆A∆∆Y!
The features and capabilities for the iPhone are supremly limited. There is no “Cast My Audio” option like on My Google Phone to mirror the iPhones audio. I like to play My audiobooks that I have in different apps for My entire household from one device and without these features I am unable to which makes this terrible. The created groups and speakers do not show up as a cast option in the YouTube app only Airplay devices. Add these features and I'll give this app a higher review until then it's one star because it's basic and virtually useless.
Very Google Home 5/5
By tv Element
Very good home
Doesn’t work properly with multiple homes 1/5
By tz tag
If you are a Nest user with more than one home, the app will not allow you to place your nest products in the correct home. When you try to move a Nest thermostat to the correct home in the app, the app tells you that the only way to get it to shore in the correct home is to factory reset it. Stick to the Nest app if you have more than one home.
Nest account migration nightmare 1/5
After attempting to migrate to google account, I no longer have access to my best products. I had to create a new fake dummy account just to use best products. I can’t even share it with my primary account because it still doesn’t work. Attempts with customer service has been the biggest waste of my time. Spent over a month with customer service and each and every time their response is to attempt a different step you see on their online help pages.
DARK MODE 1/5
My poor eyes! Even the Alexa app is nice and dark. Please support Dark Mode or use a dark background. White backgrounds belong back in 1993 with their CRT displays. You’re blinding us, Google!!!