Google Home App Reviews

Google Home [Lifestyle] App Description & Overview

What is google home app? Set up, manage, and control your Google Nest, Google Wifi, Google Home, and Chromecast devices, plus thousands of compatible connected home products like lights, cameras, thermostats, and more – all from the Google Home app.

One view of your home.
The Home tab gives you shortcuts for the things you do most, like playing music or dimming the lights when you want to start a movie. Control it all with just a tap or two – and get to the good stuff faster. The Feed tab highlights important events in your home in one place. Here, you’ll also find ways to get more out of your devices and improve your home setup.

Create routines that allow you to turn on compatible lights, check the weather, play the news, and more with one simple command.

See all the active audio and video streams on your compatible home devices in one place, change the volume, skip to the next track, or quickly change which speakers they’re playing from.

Understand what’s going on at home with a glance. The Google Home app is designed to show you the status of your home and keep you up to date with what you may have missed. Check in on your home anytime and see a recap of recent events. You can also get a notification if something important happens while you’re away.

Set up your Nest Wifi and Google Wifi in minutes using the Google Home app. Run speed tests, set up a guest network, and easily share your Wi-Fi password with family and friends. Use parental controls like Wi-Fi pause to manage online time for the kids. Automatically prioritize video conferencing and gaming traffic on all devices, or decide which devices to prioritize for all traffic types. Get more insights on your network, whether it’s a notification when a new device joins your network or detailed insights for troubleshooting a poor internet connection.

A helpful home is a private home.
Protecting your privacy starts with one of the world’s most advanced security infrastructures, which we build directly into all Google products so that they’re secure by default. The built-in security in your Google Account automatically detects and blocks threats before they ever reach you, so that your personal information is always secure.

We build privacy tools that keep you in control.
Control your Google Assistant activity, privacy settings, information, and personal preferences. See your activity, delete it manually, or choose to delete it automatically. Control your privacy on Google Assistant with your voice. Ask questions like “Where can I change my privacy settings?” to get answers to the most common privacy and security questions.

Visit the Google Nest Safety Center at to learn more about how we protect your information and respect your privacy.

* Some products and features may not be available in all regions. Compatible devices required.

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Google Home Customer Service, Editor Notes:

Google Home Version 2.50.10504 April 2022

Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out the following: • The home feed has been updated to automatically sort your home’s recent and most important events, to help you better understand what’s happening at home..

Google Home Version 2.48.10615 February 2022

Over the next few days, we’ll be rolling out the following: • Control Chromecast with Google TV using a remote built into the Home app. Navigate through apps and content, and type in what you’re looking for..

Google Home Version 2.47.11114 December 2021

With the Google Home app you can control and manage compatible lights, cameras, TVs, and more – all from one place. New in this update: Bug fixes and improvements.

Google Home Comments & Reviews 2022

- Bring back the shopping list!

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!

- UI/UX terrible compare to Nest

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.

- horrible.

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.

- Hit and miss

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.

- You learn more by testing

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.

- Could be better.

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.

- Horrible

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.

- Constant WiFi problems

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.

- Google home keeps falling short

Compared to Alexa: (1) home hub doesn’t show the time at night (the “ambient light sensor” turns the screen 100% black) (2) can’t call a specific room (3) can’t play a song without blabbering for a minute about every artist and service involved (4) can’t set family reminders that go off for everyone (5) the hub devices can’t hear anyone speak well (6) google can’t play popular songs like the Lion King (featured in their own commercials) without manual intervention otherwise they play knockoffs (7) will only play white noise for an hour unless specified (8) don’t have a quiet mode so if you ask something at night have to listen to it scream across your house nonsense like “this is what white noise sounds like” (9) assistant only sometimes connects to the devices and when it does it can’t even perform the same tasks (eg play white noise) (10) Hub doesn’t display the time if the hub is doing anything besides nothing which makes it a terrible bedside device -even white noise turns off the clock which is stupid by every measure

- Violation of child privacy a real concern

I bought the Google Home for a convenient and fun way to stay connected and try something new. Only after using it for two days did it dawn on me that everything my 5 year old was saying to it was being recorded and stored on Google servers. He loved it. “Hi Google” could have gone on for hours if I let it. I work in software development and decided to look further into where things stand with smart speakers and Child Online Privacy and Protection - COPPA (including the collection of children’s personal information, audio, video and images). Bottom line - I couldn’t find anything addressing it. Some concerns have been raised that might lead to legal action at some point, I also saw articles alluding to future patents that could make the listening tech even more invasive. Imagine ads targeting your kids based on conversations you’ve had with them at dinner. These have somehow been sold into millions of homes with a loophole. For now I decided retire the Google Home. I deleted the multiple voice recordings of my son that had been stored via the Google Home app and can only hope that they are permanently gone from Google servers too.

- Nest integration is horrible

So the integration with Nest is horrible. The feature to set up sound detection for Nest Aware worked ok, but now that option is missing under settings. I wasted 2.5 hours with chat support, passed between 6 people . They had me try all sorts of things that could not have anything to do with the app not having the option. I asked to be escalated to a supervisor and always got the run around that I just needed to try a few things more first. I asked for the case to be escalated at least 10 times. When “Wendy” asked me to go borrow a phone from someone and test on it, I lost it . When she asked me to send a screenshot of my account info, which has personal identifying information, I finally ended the chat. If you are not in the Google echo system and expect their Nest products to work with their Google Home products, run away quick. If you expect any sort of functional support for their products, run away quick. I would strongly suggest avoiding Google for your smart home solution. They are definitely a monopoly who could care less about their customers.

- I love Google home

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

- I love it.

I have a Google Home Mini, Chromecast, & a Geeni/Merkury Innovations smart outlet. I use all three daily. I just have a few suggestions. 1) Night mode on Chromecast: Filters blue light when videos and other media are playing. In Ambient Mode, the screen turns black or dark gray [decided by the user] and displays the time. The feature could be scheduled like other Google Home nightmode-things. Would be really useful, since I use a Dynex TV in my room as my light source at night. It's also not HDMI-CEC compatible so I can't use Google Assistant to turn it on/off. 2) Action compatibility for IFTT: I know you can use Google Home as a trigger in IFTTT, but I haven't seen it as an action. Actions would include things like Broadcast, changing volume of Home devices, and controlling devices such as smart outlets, Chromecast-s, smart locks, and any other Home-compatible devices in your setup. That's all!

- Google Home and its Hub is very beneficial!

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! 👏👏

- So far very confusing setup

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.

- This app was absolutely terrible

A couple years ago I got my Google dock and I decided to connect it to my iPad and in the middle of connecting it I was connecting it to the Internet I connected it to my only Internet which was a private network it wasn’t public and it just wouldn’t connect I have perfect Wi-Fi there is absolutely nothing wrong with it I’ve been trying to connect it to my iPad for months and that’s the only thing it ever says it’s absolutely stupid and then I go look for help and then I see that it says it only works on iPhone 11’s plus which is absolutely stupid because not everybody has an iPhone 11 I only know one person who does and the app should I just expect everybody to have the newest iPhones and androids and then One time it worked but then it stops working it literally just stops it won’t do anything you want any press anything it’s just terrible I give this a one star won’t connect to the Internet works but then it stops working and when I go to the help menu it’s just useless one star review

- We’re loving it!

My husband and I have had our Chrome cast for a hot minute, and we absolutely love the fact since we don’t have a “smart” tv that now it feels as if we do have a “smart “tv with this awesome little device that is hooked up to our tv now.... Its extremely easy to use, especially if you do have kids, which we do, have a son who just moved out, but when he comes and visits us we can have FAMILY movie night and everyone can pick something on whatever app you have and play it from on of our Cell Phone’s!! I’m just so happy that we invested in the Chromecast, because eventually we may just get rid of Direct, all together!! The Chromecast, is kinda like our 2nd kid that we never had, but now it’s apart of our family forever and brings us joy and happiness in everyone’s life, thus far!! Thanks!!!

- This is perfect

This is the best product that Google has ever made the assistant is wonderful she is what a assistant should be unlike Siri Siri is not a actual assistant it was very easy to set up once you connect the speaker to your account and you set up your routine and everything else you really do not need to go into the app I do not understand what these people are complaining about in adding users it’s really simple most of these people are complaining for nothing why would google let Apple Music be on its product if you won’t to use Apple Music with a speaker by the HomePod it is really easy to set alarms in delete alarms it’s nice to know about your day when you wake up and get the news it is also nice and wonderful to walk into your home and ask it to do what you want perfect product good job Google

- Utter Garbage

In what I assume was an attempt to make this app user friendly, they’ve stripped it of any intuitive options or any semblance of deep-dive control. Every time I open this app I have to re-learn its bass-ackward logic of where the simple options are located. On top of that, connecting to smart devices is way way way more complicated than it should be. There should be easy troubleshooting and fully encompassing steps to get things connected but everything sort of hangs on a razors edge. Heaven forbid there’s a modification to the network - half the devices get knocked out and take hours to reconnect because of the illogical interface and maddeningly inconsistent connections. I am giving this app more than one star, though, because after you’re done pulling your hair out and the system is up and running it’s actually pretty nice. It really needs to give the user more intuitive control things besides the basic off and on functions though.

- Very Disappointed with this Google mini I just got for my early birthday present last month.

My boyfriend set up Google Mini but not all the way I downloaded the Google home mini app and then I found out I had to download the Google assistant app and then I had to download the Google Drive app. so I had to have 3 apps on my phone to work the Google mini completely and then it was working fine until I want to make personal phone calls and I said hey Google call this person and it said cannot find contact in phone and I called Google and I was on the phone with them for 3 hours. I reset the Google me unplugged it and still didn’t work. so I am returning them. I think Echo Dot is a lot better then Google home mini. At least my boyfriend gets his money back. Don’t buy Google mini unless you want three apps on your phone. Also it came with no instructions on how to set it up. you had to download google home app plus goal assistant plus Google Drive very disappointed it had 2 of them and they were on sale at the time.

- App problems managing Nest Mesh Wifi

We used to have Google onHub for wifi and that app worked great so we upgraded to a mesh network but Google Home App is fraught with problems. Summary It has many great features but they don’t work effectively. We have the Google Home app managing our Google Nest mesh Wi-Fi network. We have had several problems with the app effectively managing the Wi-Fi. Setup Interface This is the one area that was well crafted. The user experience and ease of setup was great. All our mesh network was connected within less than 15 min. Managing WIFI We created a family group which you can pause for our children and set schedules. It won’t unpause their group even though it says it is not paused. It constantly kicks users off of the wifi and then locks you out even though you have the correct password you can’t reconnect. I’ve even had the app open copied the password from the app and pasted it and still said wrong password. Troubleshooting The FAQs and help don’t provide the answers we need. We even had a friend who manages wifi networks for a living try and help us. We expected more from Google. Sorry Google but we are just being honest. What’s next If we can’t get this fixed we will be returning the Nest Wifi and going with a different mesh network. We would be happy to talk to someone who can remedy this issue and help prevent these problems for other families.

- Honestly... a little disappointed

I have been a Google fan boy for as long as I can remember. I used it over Yahoo back when it was a thing, I got into the Gmail BETA through invitation, and so on. Google was definitely my choice with smart home tech, but now I finally have a grievance. The app continues to forget my routines. The devices apparently don’t recognize bulbs or routines, nor do they refer me by name anymore. Good morning is supposed to give me the time, weather, commuting information, and stuff on my calendar... but it just says hi here’s the time. Options disappear sometimes, requiring a refresh or app reload. I’m sorry, but continuously factory resetting my devices, and re-configuring things in the app over and over is not an excusable fix... that doesn’t fly in my work as a programmer, it shouldn’t fly here. You can have more stars when you implement a real solution, not the new version of “have you tried turning it off and on again”

- Good until they decide you need a new app

Why in the world does Google find it necessary to constantly force obsolescence onto apps that were working just fine? My Nest system and my Google WiFi have worked fine for years. Suddenly I get warnings that I won’t be able to use Google WiFi anymore unless I migrate to a new app. No explanation is given as to why they’re going to torpedo their own app. They just decide they’re going to change the paradigm one day (I guess they got bored with how well everything’s been working thus far) and then all of their users have to adjust to an arbitrary new way of doing things that offers little to no practical benefit. So many companies seem to operate like this. Every couple of years they just shuffle all their products around and call it something new. I guess it helps them sell new units? That’s a good reason to inconvenience all of your existing users—the possibility of maybe getting a few more users. Then you can inconvenience them in a couple years too.

- Absolutely Terrible

*Update: I just upgraded my Google WiFi points to Nest WiFi points, and the experience was unbelievably awful. It took me over two hours to get two brand new points connected by trying the craziest combos of network resets, power cycles, app force closes, manually changing WiFi networks, etc, to get them to work. Their phone support was experiencing difficulties during regular business hours, so I had to figure it out myself. The Nest experience was always so easy and seamless. This Google Home experience is the exact opposite, and I can’t recommend it to my non-techy family/friends/co-workers. And that’s a shame, because the products are great once they’re set up. *Original Post: I purchased a Nest Home Hub to replace my old Echo Show. I placed it in my kitchen, where I have two other Google Home speakers/devices. After googling/testing multiple solutions, I cannot figure out how to get all three speakers to play music via a voice command. I’ve tried to rename devices, groups, and rooms. In the end, the Hub chooses to play on “Kitchen Left.” I can add the other speakers through the hub, but not the app. When I go to the media tab in the app, while playing music on all speakers, it crashes. At this point, I’m thinking about ditching all of my Google Home devices (except Nest cams) and go all with Echos. It pains me to say this, because I’m a huge Google fan. This app and their devices are just not where they need to be unfortunately.

- Great for selling your privacy

This is a great app for selling your privacy. At no cost to you except for the cost of buying a Chromecast, Google is happy to let you setup and use that Chromecast for the minor inconvenience of telling it exactly where you are at all times. We’ll tell you we need your exact location to make it *easier* for you to setup your Chromecast. (Because that’s how wifi works, right? It need a GPS signal and Bluetooth?). You’ll glance around for another option on the app then mindlessly click okay when you realize Google isn’t really asking you your permission. They’re telling you if you want to use the product you just bought from them that has nothing to do with location or where you are, you’ll need to give them your location. Oh also if you could logon so we could associate your specific viewing taste with all the other data we have on you including your apps, contacts, calendars, emails, and search history, that would be nifty too!


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.

- Lack of Static IP Support Is A Bummer

The app itself is pretty good, but as my review title says, the inability to enter a static IP address, subnet mask, router address, and DNS address via the app and have it applied to your devices like a Chromecast stick is a bummer. To provide some context, I have the DHCP server on my router disabled because it causes a myriad of issues with other devices on my network, meaning I have to go and add an IP address, subnet mask, the router addess, and DNS address to all devices connected to my router. And in looking how to do so for my 1st Gen Chromecast, I learned that people with the DHCP server on their router disabled are more or less out of luck. Given that this same problem does not seem to exist on other streaming devices (e.g. Apple TV 4k allows you to add them from the app and have the settings applied to the device), it seems likely I will be shopping for a new streaming device and getting rid of this app.

- Reliable, easy and works as advertised!

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!

- Scam! Apple and Google are scamming people

It’s clear that the Google home mini and the Google home app have innumerable issues. If you look at the most recent reviews 80% of them are one star. Yet Apple ranked this horrible app at 4.4. (They also get paid millions of dollars from Google to keep google as their default search so I am sure they are helping google with reviews). The five star reviews are obviously spam because no one explains why they actually like the app. All of the one star reviews give details on why this app is horrible. It is not even reliable with Google services like the home speaker and music play. This type of thing will be revealed later, these companies are scamming everyone just to gather your information and resell it. I have called Google about the problems with the home speaker and this app and all they want to do is record my information to link it to my accounts they offer no help whatsoever. Our world is headed into a dangerous place.

- It’s like Google isn’t even trying to compete

With two Google Home Minis, Google Wi-Fi, a Google chromecast, Vizio chromecast TV, and two Vizio chromecast sound bars, you would think I’d be all in on the Google Home ecosystem. But it’s a disaster. 1. Chromecasting is hit-or-miss. Often times I have to disconnect and reconnect from my speakers more than once to get them to actually play. 2. Saying ‘ok Google play on the living room speaker” Always plays it on the living room TV even though I’ve renamed the living room TV to ‘big TV’ to remove any possible confusion and my living room speaker (Vizio sound bar) is named ‘living room speaker’. I want to listen to music, not have a bright 75” screen on just to show album art from Google Play. 3. If I chromecast music from Google Play Music on my iPhone (because the Google Home Mini is too stupid to do it, see #2 above), and then I ask the Google Home Mini to stop the music playing on the living room speaker, the mini tells me nothing is playing on the living room speaker. 4. Even though Siri and Alexa recognize commands like ‘turn off the downstairs lights’, Google Home Mini tells me “I’m sorry I don’t know how to do that” so I have to tell it room by room which lights to turn off. Google Home is by far the dumbest of the three home voice assistants for media and home automation and this app is the weakest of the bunch.

- Missing from Serbian AppStore

This app is missing from Serbian iOS AppStore for more than a year since Serbian iOS AppStore has been enabled and all the developers have been informed in March 2020. All developers have enabled their apps but most of google apps are not available on Serbian iOS AppStore so we cannot download or update our apps or write feedback, except here, and only when we manually change our regions to us and lose all our paid subscriptions in order to be able to send feedback through the AppStore . So this is the only way we, Serbian users, can share our feedback. Official support does not want to help us and we pay for services we cannot use. So, please, inform your devs to enable this apps ob Serbian iOS AppStore ASAP. We will soon reach out to media to make wider attention to this issue and google discrimination of Serbian users if not fixed soon. Thanks.

- Good platform annoying controls.

I have two home minis and a standard home. They work well for new tech. You must be very precise all the time to get what you want completed. Google makes it hard to access pandora playlists, and often assumes the playlist doesn’t exist redirecting you to google play. When using a Chromecast google will only use primary account not secondary for Netflix through voice commands even if you try to specify. The mobile app site reminds me of something blackberry would have made, in that the action windows use slide feature way too much. All in all love the system and can’t wait for improvements. Puts Alexa and Siri to shame. Would love voice choices in the future. Morgan Freeman? Danny DeVito? Liz Hurley? Judy Dench? Someone’s gotta be bored enough to sit through voice programming.

- Okay when it works

Half the time it doesn’t know it’s connected to my WiFi, even while it’s playing the music I’m casting from my phone. This means I can’t use my phone to control the volume or skip songs or anything. Very annoying. When it does work, it takes a while for it to “see” that it is connected and then longer to show you the device control screen, so if you want to quickly lower the volume, you have to race over to the google mini and hit the button or yell at the thing, “hey google, lower!” The benefit of hitting the button or using the app (if it’s working) is that you don’t miss any of the song. When you say “hey google,” it keeps playing the song even though you can’t hear it, so you miss like 10 seconds of it, which I dislike. When you can use the app, it’s just like a volume knob, so the song plays continuously. I wish it worked more consistently and seamlessly.

- Missing key features

I really enjoy the redesign. I’ve never used Google Home before but I know there was a redesign to integrate the Nest products. I love the ability to create rooms and group the items together for those rooms. But, one of the key features in my opinion is missing from the Nest thermostat. The ability to see outside temperature. I use that information to decide what I am going to set my thermostat to. I know if it’s 68° outside that I can change my thermostat from 72° to 68° and not feel as if I’m going to be charged a heck of a lot of money from the power company. I also utilize Amazon’s Echo Dot’s throughout my home. I’m fearful that they will loose the ability to control Nest devices after August. I contacted Nest directly and they were very careful to say “we do not foresee that being an issue”. Which indicates to me that they chose their words carefully regarding that topic.

- Wish alarms were more physically accessible

I love my google home but I wish the app was a little easier to navigate, especially when setting alarms. My google home always understands me when I want to set an alarm and she repeats exactly what I asked for. But, sometimes when I ask her to play a specific song to wake me up, she confirms that she’ll play the correct song at the correct time but come next morning all I get is an alarm tone and not the song I asked for. In the Alexa app, it’s easy to view all alarms, the times they’re set for, and the song that will play. I wish this was available for the google app. The current alarm screen is useless and difficult to get to. It only shows the time the alarm is set and you can’t edit it from the screen which would be nice in times when my google home doesn’t seem to do what I ask.

- Improvement in phillip hue support suggestion

After 4-5 years of using google home, I have run into these improvement opportunities daily. Google home is great for controlling phillip hue lights. In fact, it’s the smart home device that I use most consistently. However, there are glitches in the support regarding when I refer to a specific room or light. For example, Google home sometimes does not register “light 6” aka our “bathroom light” when I give the command to turn it on, sometimes multiple times. Other times google home only works if I phrase it as “turn light 6 on” while other times it only takes “turns bathroom on.”This can lead to a shouting battle between me and the google home. Lol Besides that error, the improvement suggestion I have is to have the “keep only (light/room name here) on” command, which should only keep the light/light group mentioned on and turn all other lights off. This would be very convenient as I currently have to give four to five commands every time in order get only the room that I want to be on while turning the rest off. As a long-time customer and user, I am hoping that google will make these changes to improve this product. Regards, CL

- Good Start, Needs to be More Intuitive

Google has done a very good job at starting their home automation system based upon the Home app and their chrome in Chromecast dongles. By aggressively adding industry partners, Google home will quickly become the dominant system, I have no doubt. One can almost do everything via voice with Google Home, which is truly amazing that this is possible in less than one year from launch. There is a bit of additional user interface improvement that can be done in the app, particularly as it relates to interfacing with other systems. No doubt this will come in the near future, for now it takes a little bit of technical know-how and trial and error to get things to work correctly. While this is not a large challenge for experienced computer users, for older or less savvy users it will become problematic.

- Alarm clock

Ok. I have been using chrome cast for years now. Never had an issue. I upgraded my phone to an iPhone X back in September and have had so much trouble with my alarm not going off! It has made me late several times and I’ve missed things all together because of it. I tried every thing I could think of to fix it. Tonight it finally clicked. When my phone is casting to my chromecast the alarm DOES NOT go off! It shows on the phone but makes no sound. What in the world?! I also can not watch videos or listen to anything on my phone. It plays a second and then stops until I disconnect from the device. That is nuts! So now I’m having to use an iPad to turn on the chromecast and my iPhone for the alarm. Which is really inconvenient! There has to be a solution for this! I rely on tv white noise to help me sleep due to anxiety and having to have multiple devices just to insure my alarm goes off is nuts!

- Reboot needed constantly

The connection between my Chromecast and phone drops constantly. Sometimes I need to unplug and replug my Chromecast multiple times while watching the same program because I can no longer control the show using my phone (which is the purpose of a Chromecast). When it loses the connection, my Google Home app tells me I have no registered devices. However, in a very creepy fashion, my Chromecast will continue to stream the show on my TV even though I no longer have any control over the show from my phone. More than once, I’ve turned off my TV after having lost the connection on my phone only to discover the next day that I’ve now “watched” an entire season of a show because my Chromecast kept streaming it while I was away. The idea of it is brilliant. The execution is horrible. The “Rise of the Machines” way it starts streaming shows I can no longer control is ... well, in short, it’s the opposite of what I want.

- Sharing is fun

I have had a great time this week learning the privacy and security settings in the Google settings. The capacious and easy to navigate menu has some very important or perhaps most important control settings to utilize in Google Home experience. I saw the Drive, photo app, Home Wifi network app and see you are well positioned for the waves of development heading straight to the smart home appliances and utilities , the next big American retail market in potential dollar volume and a developer Wild West but we’ll surely see this getting consolidated and streamlined soon if I know my Google I have been with since it was just a wee officious Oracle! I pinched that from Yahoo in case you don’t remember or weren’t born yet when it was news! Lol thanks...

- Easy setup

Connect other devices such as Nest and Hue easily. Just choose set up or add device from inside Google Home app while you are setting up your “home” then search for your product. (Be sure your product is already set up and in use with its own account) I have a Nest thermostat and camera and a Phillips Hue Bridge and 6 lights. Once you see your product(s) simply select it, and the Google app will automatically bring you to the log in page for that device. Log in to your account, agree to allow Google to access the device/product and it instantly adds the product/devices to the Google Home you are setting up. Now just delegate which rooms they belong to in your Google Home and it’s good to go!

- Works but error and bug...

Works great but it seems like it has a bug because the google hub max will not work on the google app but on the google hub max itself it shows it’s linked.. on the google app it says it’s not linked and won’t even if I try and it shows the hub max in the kitchen but I cannot control anything to the max from the google app for some reason.. the google hub in the bedroom works fine but the google hub max will not work on the app for some reason.. seems like a bug.. I keep trying to connect my account but it shows error and will not connect or show that it’s connected on the google app.. the google hub max shows it’s connected to my google account just fine so that’s really weird. All the other google things are working fine and everything is on the same WiFi and everything is the same but the google hub max just will not operate on the google app.

- Inconvenient to Set Up

I love the products this app manages and have a ton of them, but the app lacks simplicity and functionality. The setup process is individualized for each device, and if you change your wifi password, you're in for a lot of work. The app requires you type in the password for the wifi for each device in your home. For someone who likes to really personalize audio, the eq setting should be quite a bit more advanced. I should also be able to play audio on multiple devices at a time. Love the app and love the product itself, but it’s not quite there. Would really like to see a whole-house audio management system, and building in actions based on camera movement would be fantastic as well. I’d like to walk into my home and my front door camera recognizes I’m home and turns lights, TV, and music on.

- I LOVE MY Google Home!!!

My relative has an Alexa and she has so many problems with it! It can’t even play a specific song or make a phone call with out messing up. And a lot of the time when we aren’t even addressing the Alexa it starts involving itself in out convos. Very strange! It listens when we don’t even ask it to. But I can almost always depend on My Google Home when I ask for something. She was impressed and I think she maybe switching over!! 🥰Thank you for such a wonderful device!!!!I also bought the mini for my brother. He loves it!! Keep improving them and making new cute things for me to buy and add to our family/home of Google items!! Sincerely Y’all!, Celeste Atkins from Ingleside Texas!

- What Happened???

This was a great app for shopping and other lists. Then the selectable icon at the bottom of the home page that took you to the shopping lists was removed. This forces you to go to the settings then scroll to get down toward bottom to lists. So now after having to do this for months, the app is now glitched so you can’t get to any other lists unless you change them to your primary. Then you have to change your shopping list back to the primary when your done. Totally silly. You had a great setup that made it totally quick to get to shopping list and it was easy to manipulate. Now it’s aggravating. And don’t get me started on the Google Assistant for shopping list. That’s about as non-user friendly as you can get. You try do move an item and it deletes it instead. Totally stupid. Just fix the google home so you can switch easily between lists and put the selectable icon back on the bottom of the main page.

- Wasted potential

Got Chromecast for free from Google so tried it out. Setup was fine but when I tried to use this app to connect to Chromecast it simply couldn’t find it. The app kept looping back to the “add a device” screen and nothing more after. I am a sr analyst with a masters degree and I build computers and set up virtual machines as a hobby so yea, 100% not user error on my end. Just a failed application. For the Google Devs: this app is embarrassingly bad. Roku is a full generation beyond you. Connecting YOUR app to YOUR equipment should take seconds...and should actually work. Additionally, we shouldn’t require third-party apps to use a remote for your system or pay a third party app to screen mirror from a smartphone. That kind of tech existed back in 2011 and still exceeded this garbage app. Give us a fully-functioning remote app and screen mirroring ability - for free - and maybe I will try this again some day. But hey, at least I got some free batteries out of the deal ;)

- Migration from the Nest to the Google Account then to the Google home is the worst

This is the worst!!!! The telephone customer service reps do not know how to help you! The directions on the Nest, Goggle account and Google Home do not explain clearly the process. Google and Nest assume you that the consumer wants one account that is shared with full access to ALL your family members....NOT!!! The step of going from Nest to google account should be eliminated!!! Instead Google should have to go directly to google home. Then goggle should explain the differences of sharing an email account for google home or creating a new google email account. Plus, removing the password link access in google was a disappointment. I allow usage of my hello doorbell for family members and guest when visiting my home especially if I am not there. Removing the password link is not ideal or having different levels of access for viewing the history video is also a disappointment.

- Chrome cast connection issues

Anybody else having issues casting to the chrome cast lately? Mine just stopped being able to receive casts out of nowhere. We thought it might have finally just died, so we used it as an excuse to get the new Google tv chromecast. Love the interface and everything else, but we’re still having trouble casting. Now we know it’s not the chromecast since we just got the new one and it’s still not working. Similar issue as others I’ve read: keeps telling me to make sure everything is on the same wifi and that the local network security is enabled. Yes to all of those things, but Google home still can’t connect to our new chromecast. Can’t even find it. Not sure if it’s an update that’s needed or what. We love using it all, so please figure out what’s going and patch it up!

- Goodbye personal info

So first, I have a defective model, so as of now I am incapable to give a full depth review. But even with as far as I got I can say that the amount of personal info you must give up in order for the app to have full functionality is a little creepy. For example, it asks you if it’s ok to record you AT ALL TIMES in order to “recognize your voice better”. If this doesn’t sound shady enough, google blocks basic essentials irrelevant to voice recording in order for you to have to let them listen to you all day. It also asks for your address and current location at all times for “weather”, but you only really need what city you live in and google home shouldn’t leave your house. It’s all just one big scam so google can force you to let them know everything about you so they can sell all your personal info to advertisers. But if you don’t mind any of that then sure, its pretty cool.

- Where do I start

There are many complaints I have for this Google home. Although, I do want to say I relatively very much enjoy the Google home but these complaints make it harder for me to 100% enjoy it For one, whenever I try to call someone I will click on a contact and it will go back to the home back. When I ask them to call “Dad” they say they can’t find that contact, yet I scroll down and find it . My second complaint is the alarm. You see, I feel as if Google home should be able to multi task. If I want to play music I still want my alarm to go off it won’t and I won’t ever hear it. Why is it mute? This really annoys me because this was one of the main reasons I bought the google home was because I thought it would have this ability. My third complaint is how I can’t ask a question on top of the question I just asked. Does google home have no history? Also how do I access my gmail on it or is that not possible (preferably ymail) Another one of my questions is whenever I asked google to use calculator nothing happens. ?????? bubbles just appear and then they go away. THIS FRUSTRATES ME!! why does this happen?? overall, this really does disappoint me which is why i decided to get the google home a 3.

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- My google home will not connect anymore to my smart WIZ light

Hello to whom it may concern recently I have been having some issues with google home and connecting it to my smart WIZ light globe. After about 2 hours on Sunday afternoon of not successfully re connecting google home to my smart globe I gave up and I also tried deleting the app and reinstalling it and restarting my phone and then logging out of my google account and I have unlinked and tried to link again my WIZ globe and now google will not connect at all she keeps saying sorry I can’t do that or it’s not available right now it worked up until Saturday night and now it just won’t re connect again please help !!!

- I love this app

It is soo good and I spent a lot of money for a good reason it helps me with exams and texts. it is absolutely epic and the lights are really cool ,the music is cool , everything about it is fun! I had soo much fun setting it up and it only took an hour it is pretty and white which I love !!!it is soo useful and my on my iPhone X the weather is sometimes wrong but on my google home mini it is always right ! and I think if you are looking for a google home get the mini google home I hope that you have a good experience with your google home, and I think they should get updates, but it is still cool I have a smart tv in my room , and the google home was easy to set up on a flat screen soo I don’t know how it is on smaller tv cause my house only has flatscreens, and we all have iPhone Xs so I don’t know about other phones. I had a pretty good time with mine my brother sister mom and dad have a google home each and a family one. I don’t have to go up and down stairs because now it is in my room!!! And you all should by it!!!!! If you want to ask about stuff you can and also google is nice not like Siri if I ask her about my background she says “well you are Spanish Italian Greek American and born and live in America” if I say what is my age she says “ 18” if I say what is my name she says “ kristina” and it is all true!!!!!!! So hope u get your own google home mini and I do not want to sound like a show off.


This app is the worst app I have on my phone, I wouldn’t even give it one star, but you have to put something in for the rating, but the annoying part is, I have no choice but to use it. I have spent $1000s on my google setup at home, with the lights, wifi, and 3x google home devices And of course this app is the centre of it all. Your app CONSTANTLY FAILS, it’s constantly goes “something went wrong”. Whenever I get a new Phillips Hue light, I have to completely delete every light and reinstall every single one to the google home system, which as everything else does, keeps failing. On Monday, I had purchased 3x Philips Hue Colour Bulbs, to replace the 3x white bulbs I already had, I had to completely delete the philips hue system and it took me 2 HOURS, to set it all back up again. Because it kept failing and saying “something went wrong”. In the process of this, it deleted my WeMo devices and now will not allow me to reconnect them. One time when I purchased a new google home device, that also take several hours for it finally to connect with the app, and in the process, it deleted all of my google devices. This app is horrid. I HATE using it. I actually cannot wait to the Apple HomePod device comes out, at this rate, I will be changing over. Because it seems more simple. Get your act together Google.

- WiFi ARrrrrr

Because of the fantastic idea of broadband services that still join into old school copper wiring and despite having 3 phone Communication towers nearby we still have internet access issues made worse if something is not paid up the entire system slows down to the point turning the lot off and doing basically anything else. If you’re Apple ID is not paid up or your iCloud account is not paid up or if the internet service provider is not paid thing not paid up and the entire system moves slower than the first dial up Internet modem ever invented . I have paid up my phone bill my Netflix is paid up so you would think my WiFi should be running sweet BUT NO I haven’t paid my $5 monthly fee for the cloud and the 2 have nothing to do with each other you would think but no one small thing not paid and you can’t even watch a movie I’d have more fun using this iPad as a frisbee 1problem and my iPad slows down Netflix stops playing and Crome Cast becomes useless. 3 different things but 1 effects the other so much they all play up and become more trouble than they are worth in total frustration and defeating the entire purpose of convenience.. FIX THIS ISSUE

- Linking services hasn’t worked for ages

Google Home can’t seem to resolve an issue with 3rd party devices and software. The wifi lights I have are all Mirabella Genio lights. When I first got them I downloaded the Mirabella app, setup account info, connected the devices etc then went to Google Home to link them. It worked and all was good. Then my google nest mini lost wifi connection and wouldn’t reconnect without dropping out shortly after. I reset the nest mini, deleted and reinstalled Google Home, tried to reinstall everything again but could only connect the Chrome sticks I have. It wouldn’t connect back to the lights or continue its “linked services” connection. When trying to delink again via Google home app it confirms that it has but can’t/won’t load the next section showing the devices details. For the last several months I’ve been using Mirabella Genios app to run the devices which is not how I ever intended to run them. The entire point was to use voice commands and live a life of convenience. instead I’ve just been frustratedAnd disappointed by the Google home app

- Very Disappointing

App takes a very long time to download even when I have a full Wi-Fi connection and at least 10G of storage available. I recently purchased a Google Home Mini and I am also disappointed with how the app will not connect, and keeps saying “Something Went Wrong”. I tried multiple times reloading the app, connecting and disconnecting, turning on and off but nothing seems to work. The app also wont show my Google Home Mini as a device, nor will it show Chromecast as a device. I’ve given it 2 stars as it is fantastic WHEN IT WORKS! My chrome cast will also not allow any other devices to connect to it, even when i have completely disconnected from it. Very disappointed with how everything is. I have also seen other reviews stating the same problem. Google, It’s over to you.

- Awesome when combined with assistant devices

We got the Google Home hub for Christmas and new it had some interesting possibilities with connected home stuff. 3 weeks in and we have the tv and lights controlled via a wifi switch and this app. We also love the shopping list feature of this app would be worth the free download just for this alone. We share the list between house members and can see in real time as they are checked off. Great app well worth a look especially if you have some of the google hardware like the home hub! Even without these devices check it out the app is like all google stuff very well done.

- Google Wifi setup issue / missing features

I had trouble picking up an old Google Wifi unit to mesh with a new Nest Wifi network. I only managed to get this setup to work by using the old Google Wifi app to mesh my old unit with another Google Wifi network and cancelling it. By fluke I then found I could pickup my Google Wifi in the Home app after this test and add it to my new Nest wifi network. The setup process should be seamless for adding old Google Wifi units that have been reset and have the latest firmware. Also, I am glad the Google Wifi app is still around (and can be used with Nest Wifi) and hope as much of the functionality from there makes it to this app such as advanced settings and seeing what device is connected to which point.

- To Apple

Thankyou so much that would be amazing but how can I purchase the items to set all this up don’t you need a certain tv I’m using my sons in lounge room and he hasn’t got one also would setting all this up help with my memory and anxiety and organisation as I’m not in a good place also my phone Samsung is locked can’t use so I have no phone but I really appreciate what you guys were offering but I haven’t got the technology that’s so nice to also tell me to keep safe thankyou so much I was ready to try and end my life again it means a lot...!! I’m also not that computer savvy I would like to my son how ever is his amazing thankyou once again

- Default TV is faulty

I have 2 Chromecast devices connected (as default TV in the Google Home app) individually to 2 different Google Home Mini speakers, and when I ask either speaker to initiate a stream (HomeSafe View) only the Chromecast Ultra device shows the security camera I ask for,no matter which speaker I use with voice commands. I then split the devices by room, then WiFi router (I have 2) and then started a new ‘Home’ in the Google Home app for a speaker and Chromecast. Only if I turn off the Chromecast Ultra will the other Chromecast works as intended.

- Good when it works

We have a wifi extender in our house because my room and other rooms don’t have good wifi. I had set up my google home mini, chromecast and tp-link smart plug and connected them all to the same wifi network (through the extender). The plug works amazing with its own app and just thru the google home app. But using it with the google home zis TERRIBLE. Because of the wifi extender I get excellent wifi coverage but it still manages to stuff things up. I can’t change any of my homes setting because it says “some settings are unavailable right now”. And when I try and change them they say “connect to the same wifi network to edit” even if I am. I would give the settings part of the app a zero but the smart plug saves it. Get it together Google!

- Amusing gadget, that's all

We were given this hamburger-sized HAL as a gift from a tech-savvy, tattooed twenty-something, who was anxious for our souls. After a week of shouting 'Hey Google!' at it about once every two hours, when we could think of something to ask, we got a notice from our ISP to say our data use had gone through the roof. The little rascal seems to gobble bits just by sitting there ear-wigging. We pulled the plug, and only reinsert it when our well-meaning, inked friend visits. She tells us her homebound mother depends on the apparatus to tell her the day's weather, but since her mother never goes anywhere, including her own balcony, we don't quite see the need. The Google device is useless for serious research, which is my profession. I need to see, study, examine, review, bookmark, download, save; not merely hear. We don't stream music, or watch movies, or TV, and we sure as eggs ain't gamers. Even our cyber-aware sons and their phone-tethered wives mostly leave their Big Brother Google oracle sulking in a corner unconsulted. So at present, the little grey clamshell in its basket-weave jacket is unused, and as far as we are concerned, virtually useless.

- Helpful but bugs

The Google home is great to connect to my chrome cast on the TV and send videos directly into the TV which are playing. Google home provides the ability to ask simple queries but if you don’t ask the query in the correct fashion it says “I can’t help you with that”. There are a few little bugs where Google is asked something and if there are other devices in the house it sends multiple packets to all the devices and clogs up the Wi-Fi network. This bug is being resolved by Google with a patch.

- When it works...

So my wife and I own a google home, I set myself up as the primary yet at every major update it throws me out of the system (won’t recognise me anymore, but all my preferences are there) and it always sets her up as the primary. With this latest update I can’t even get her to do anything anymore, and can’t teach her my voice either. When it works it’s fine, but when it doesn’t it’s incredibly frustrating to fix (when it’s even in the right voice, she seems to decide she’s using an American accent half the time). Terrible program, built by programmers with no idea about user interface. Get a graphic designer to help you, or get an alternative, because this is awful.

- A bit of a joke for a company the size of Google

It groups your lights in a room and there is no way to split them. So if you have a 2 lamps and 4 down lights you have to drill down and turn on the lamps individually if that’s all you want on. Trust me, you’ll get tired of it. The routines run an hour early suddenly. No changes from my side and everything checks out. Problem has been around since at least 2018 from my research. It’s 2020 now and no responses from Google to people asking about this. The user experience is amateur. There is no way to jump to a room. You have to scroll down each time. I have a fair few rooms and it’s tedious for sure. Make a grid like security cam viewers have. If you add 10 lights you can’t do a multi select of all 10 and assign to a room. No, it has to be done 1 at a time. I could go on, but this is like one of those apps written by the most inexperienced programmer on the team. It just smacks of inexperience. I wonder if the staff of Google actually use it? Surely, they would find this unacceptable.

- Frustrating

I have a Google nest mini, home max, multiple chromecast & nest hub max. I use it in conjunction with LIFX tiles, beam, bulbs, led strips (multiple) and Iv synced our swan security cameras with the Home app too. The swan security video has never really cooperated properly and would only cast to a TV or the nest hub max if you posits till it will finally cast to selected device. The LIFX lights work most of the time but cooks out every now and then. The nest mini constantly has internet connection issues to the point I have to reset the speaker (and it’s a nightmare) and it will work for a few days then repeat the issue no matter where in the home it’s positioned. The home max and nest hub max work reasonably well so far but when playing music to a speaker group I used to be able to control the volume and skip via the app but not anymore. It shows nothing playing even tho there is.. and it will play a few songs then randomly pause music till you request music on the speaker group again. Iv reset all devices and reinstalled/synced with the home app again but still not working properly.

- Would make a better paper weight!!

Changing your Wifi password stuffs it up and you have to go through 2hrs wait for a service provider to stuff about with settings! 😡 I tried deleting the app for Google home and then reinstating it from the app store. I even tried restating my mobile. Honestly Google need to simplify the reactivation should a person change their password. As outlined, to have to go as far as contacting ones service provider just to be able to use the thing is a ridiculous amount of buggarising around just to be able to have it use Wifi. I honestly feel like tossing it into the bin. I have so far reset the device, reset my modem, reinstalled the app. Checked and found UPnP already activated and still nothing. Ive even tried clearing saved Wifi on the app itself and all up so far have spent a good hour of missed income just trying to get this to successfully connect. One would assume they'd had considered that people have a life and need to work to pay for these little luxuries but to through all this jargon on top is simply outrageous!

- Update idea

The app has come a long way!! And I love it I use it everyday with my many devices I have linked to it, including lights routines and my display. I do have a suggestion to add to the routines though.. there should be an option to add a on off switch to the routines we make. as I have different set times I wake upto with a routine I have so I can use the same routine but at different times during the week.. I hope that makes sense and keep up the good work google!

- Good but with 1 annoyance

I don’t yet have the Home device, but i use this app with a Chromecast, Nexus TV and 2x Chromecast Audios. All pretty intuitive and not hard to setup. Once it’s going, it is a great system which works well and is pretty family friendly. My big annoyance is that while you can ‘group’ the audio devices for multiroom music or audio, you cant include any of the video devices in this. I’d love to be able to watch a concert or something on a TV and have it stream the sound to all connected speakers, but no can do. Please fix!


This app has ruined google home for me. Google home was working fine for 6 months with no complains. I wanted to connect voice recognition so I could set specific reminders etc, however as soon as I recorded my voice it no longer responds to me. It lights up when I say “ok google” however she doesn’t respond when I give commands or ask questions. I have tried re-recording my voice several times, disconnecting google home from power & unlinking my voice from the app, however nothing has worked & the speaker is now useless to me. I have noticed a few other people have this same issue in the google forums, however there’s no reply or answer from google. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

- Setting up a chrome cast tv

This app worked fine when I had to set up one google home in my brothers bedroom and when I was setting it up I used my phone but his account and so when I got mine it was so difficult to set up because I want the google homes linked but under different accounts so they can access different personal information. Of course everything got worse when I decided to get a chrome cast tv. I have been trying for 3 days to set up this darn thing but currently all it does is show pictures. It is horrible and confusing. The app has a very bad layout and it needs a search bar.

- Great features, very smart

The best thing about google home now is grouping speakers with Chromecast and streaming audio or video. responsiveness and audio synch are great and easily adjustable in the app. I've also noticed improved radio station streaming quality as well. Overall the app works well as the bridge between assistant and smart home devices, as long as you have good wifi coverage. If synchronising is giving you grief, you probably need a wifi extender or powerline repeater like I did

- Thanks Telstra

Hey google home mini creators if your reading your partnership with Telstra was a GREAT! Idea I connected to Telstra before I went on a holiday and I found my google home there the app is still downloading but I almost certain that the app will run smoothly. The thing itself is really good as it tells you the instructions as soon as you turn it on. After all I think the google home mini was a huge success so thank you google and keep up the good work! 😀

- Calendar is not supported

Downloaded the app from the App Store and couldn’t connect my calendar. So I did a bit of research and then set up and synced google calendar with my Apple calendar. But for the life of me I cannot get this to work on google home. After some hours researching apparently multiple calendars are now supported (since Nov 2017) I downloaded the app 3 days ago and double checked just now that it is the latest in App Store however there is no calendar in my settings even when following the help advice on google and other sites. Very frustrating not to be able to use my calendar on this device

- An app process that could be more efficient

When moving, for example from the end of one movie on Netflix to the next, you have to exit the movie and go to the next. I would suggest if possible a feature that makes it easy to click the next movie. Like a easy flow on instead of the screen pausing on the tv, having to disconnect google chrome then connect again on the new movie.

- Google Home

This might be a little premature as I am just a day since getting a Nest Mini, from my forward-thinking son, who I can proudly say, has educated me and brought me out of playing, PacMan or Mahjong and into being able to talk with a computer The set out is incredibly simple to use and mind-blowingly vast, in what it can do for you. Once I learn more about this wonderful gadget, I will be pleased to share my experiences with the you, in an update!!

- Glitchy and temperamental

I have a disability and require my smart home to turn on and off many devices (over 50). More often than I would like I find that Google home stops turning things on and off with voice commands, even though Google itself says it’s doing it. The lights, fans et al remain unchanged. I don’t have the ability to go round and unplug everything, reset everything, reinstall everything, or basically go through the whole setup procedure every time the system stops working. So my smart home that is designed to help with my disability becomes a hindrance. I wish Google would provide support for people like me.

- Google Home User Feedback

Great app and concept for casting. Enjoying the practicality of the functionality but would have been experiencing a few drop outs with the google chrome dongle on occasion where the app does not pick up the device and I generally restart the dongle and it becomes available again. Also not difficult to use the app but would love to see a slightly more intuitive layout.....possible that it already is, just my logic not keeping up but just my experience.......keep up the good work

- Unable to cast from Chromecast

I was able to cast from chromecast earlier without any problems. However after the upgradation to Google Home, the Chromecast is able to setup and connect to wifi network but having setup final says your Chromecast has been setup but can't be found. Make sure that your phone and chromecast are on the same WiFi network. For more help visit the help centre. Please advise action.

- Don’t normally give a 5 but...

Having installed 5 Google Home units this weekend, most with very little issues and a very intuitive interface (the older one was no where near as good as this), this makes the whole Smart Home concept a simple reality. Sure, it doesn’t do a whole lot yet apart from media and a light or two but the future, in particular the immediate future, is very exciting with this at the fore.

- Annoying but ok for other things I guess

The reason I downloaded this app was because I had to get my google homes internet working again and it did not tell any useful information that I actually needed. It was very frustrating and EXTREMELY ANNOYING. So honestly I don’t think I’m gonna keep this app, not very useful (for the way I need it) in wifi connections with devices. I would have given this app 2 and HALF stars but didn’t know how to. In the end this app isn’t good for me or for internet or instructions.

- I'm in media heaven

I live in a rural area and have just got NBN for the first time. I am on an unlimited data plan. My Chromecast Ultra has made my tv way smarter than it was. It was so easy to set up; even for an old girl like me. I can control what I watch via my Iphone, laptop or tablet. It's so nice to watch what I want, when I want, with no ads. The Google Home app puts every app I need in the one place.

- Dark mode please

I have my phone in dark mode & at night when I open it to turn off the lights, the Google Home app greets me with a bright white screen. Can we have this controlled by system settings instead? Edit: since this post I’ve had two updates, yet still no system controlled colour option. It can’t be hard, when you open app support for Google Nest you can enable or disable dark mode.

- Incredibly unhelpful

The device worked fine, but the app is definitely not intuitive if you want anything passed initial setup. The device also was working fine, when it decided to stop connecting to my phone. Ive had to hard reset the mini, which got me along further, and now I’m stuck with a screen saying you may have to change some of your settings, no callout to what that setting might be, support doesn’t even load. For something that’s supposed to be intuitive, this is not giving me much faith, and it’s become clear its all to do with the google products and app.

- Amazingly integrated smartness

I have recently started to make my own smart home. I am amazed by how google home manages all different stuff just by my voice commands. It’s also really easy and straightforward to work with. There are also lots of options available for detailed control of the smart devices, especially the google products themselves.

- Features work fine but app is hard to navigate

Setting up devices is easy, I have set up numerous Chromecast, Chromecast audios, Chromecast enabled speakers and Google Home's using this app. My problem with this app doesn't necessarily lie within its features (although I think Google is sitting on a gold mine of potential Chromecast features that they aren't doing anything about) but more so how terrible the UX/UI of this app is. Come on Google plus redesign this app...

- Please help

Hey I’m just on here to seek help I have jbl google speaker and I have my routine in the morning set to telling me the time and my reminders and that’s it but for some reason the speaker does all that but plays the news at the end even though in my routine after she tells me my reminders it’s supposed to do nothing. Please help and tell me why this is happening because it is infuriating and I just want a normal morning routine

- During a task

When I get google home to play something or perform an operation she’s not able to change that operation. For example if I ask her to play a song she’ll play it on the speaker. If I then ask her to play the current song on the living room tv she doesn’t understand so I need to cancel the current process and painfully ask her to play the song on the living room tv. Although this is easier said than done as she then defaults to playing on the google home speaker until the next day. It’s all about follow on commands to do with the current process being undertaken

- No language options

I have 3 Google Mini Home’s, a Google Home and a Google Hub and can’t consistently set the language to English (Australian). Most times if my wife sets one up it has an Australian accent, and most times it’s UK English for me. We are both Australian, bought our phones in and set to Australian. When I search Google for how to change the language it appears to show steps for a previous version of the app, and there doesn’t appear to be an option in this version.

- Improved Navigation

I am very happy with the new Google Home app, before the interface felt really confusing and clustered but now it's much easier to navigate and everything is very easy to find. There are things I would like Google to improve on in regards to the actual products but the app itself is much better.

- Casting button missing on all app.

Cannot cast videos, cast symbol not coming up. Chrome cast setup completed. But application cannot find the device. Tried with different router and network, still not working, factory rest done, still not working. But can control the settings through Google home app, so it has connection. But cannot cast.

- Pretty great!

I use this for my Chromecast 1G and I am soon gonna get a Google Home Mini Charcoal soon. It’s just, I wish you can show your Photos by logging into your iCloud Account in Google Home Photo Settings and getting the service to show iCloud Photos. I hope they implement but other than that, it’s pretty nice! I use it dor home and it is pretty cool. Totally recommended! 5 stars! 😄👍🏻

- Mostly Good but can be really buggy at times

I have my whole house on the Google ecosystem, but some things are just so buggy and haven't been fixed cause of this whole Google Apple privacy debacle. For example, I cannot set my nest mini to default to a speaker group as it launches the Bluetooth menu a bunch of times. Another one is on new devices I can't add voice match for the rest of my family. A bug fix would solve all my issues.

- Works brilliantly

No issues as listed below, controls all my lighting and music in the home. It’s nice to be able to turn on lights without getting out of the car, especially when getting home late. I would like to automate my garage doors but haven’t as yet. I have a wide range of product brands connected and no issues

- Amazing

This app is great! It didn’t take that long to download, it doesn’t lag at all and it just works perfectly fine for me. My family and I love how easy everything thing is to do with just the click of a button or just some words. Buying this app and the Google Home set up was totally worth it!

- Group audio delay causing crashes

In the main, the app is good, but finally got speakers setup through the house and now when trying to adjust the group audio speaker delay function, it crashes google home. Doesn’t matter what speaker you choose, did hard reset of the phone and also delegated Google hone and reinstalled but still crashes every time. Google please fix this, can’t listen to music through the house due to timing being out and can no longer correct it.

- Google Home Max

Very dissapointed in the Max given how great the Home and Mini is. Whilst the sound is great, the mic does not pick up as well as the Home or the Mini. When set up as the default speaker (with mic off) for my Google Home the volume does not go down even with lower volume when listening switch on. Not really all that impressed.

- Fantastic Update

Before IOS12 the app was very cubic and clunky. Everything opened into sub layer of levels and followed the design of google phones. Now it’s fresh, open , clear and straightforward. The constant tabs of information have been updated to cute pictures opening into a visual table easy to understand. Keep it up!

- One in (almost) every room.

My whole family love their google mini’s. From playing music to setting alarms or reminding me that the cake is ready to come out of the oven. It turns my tv on or off and changing our channels. At the great price you can’t go wrong. I even bought one for my 80 year old Mother and she loves chatting away to google...

- Very happy with Google

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- Chromecast is awesome

Don't have cable so this is my main form of streaming/watching content. Works great. The app is much better now than it was a year ago. Being able to control volume and what your watching from multiple phones is super convenient. Sometimes it's a bit annoying to try and control playback through an app like Netflix directly but aside from that it's great.

- Setup adventures

Because we took about 3 hours to get the Nest Hello working, and needed to create a new Gmail account about 2 years ago to do that, and then forgot that ownership, setting up each Nest Hub as we got a new one every 8 months or so, has been a big problem! I got excellent advice from the support people, but am now going through the same issues again! I am determined to figure this out without tearing down the whole system and starting over. Wish me luck!

- Frustrated!!!

Chromecast was working completely fine until I did the last update. Now my phone is connected to wifi but the Chromecast won’t recognize ANY wifi within range...tried deleting the app, signing in and out...NOTHING WORKS

- Fantastic

When I was a kid, I had a dream to have a voice assistant like they had in Start Trek. Finally I can have my wiki in my house without having to type on any keyboard. Awesome device and gadget for any age . The link with Spotify works very well . Enjoy and have fun !!!

- Doesn’t work with ios13

Update your app, you cannot set-up anything since iOS 13.

- The new update made it so I can’t even connect to my chromecast.

The new app doesn’t even find my chromecast anymore. What’s the point of redesigning an app if it then starts not working for your main product

- Poorly organized

It’s difficult to navigate, setup and use. There are so many things to look at, but editing or changing anything is not intuitive or simple. very frustrating. I wish there was another option.

- Drops Bluetooth connection

I just purchased my google home. It drops connection with my iPhone X frequently. I did some research on internet and I found that it’s a common problem with iPhone for google home. It’s so frustrating. I can’t play songs with my iPhone. And they didn’t add iTunes. If it has iTunes I could play my playlists with that. I hope they will add itunes or do something else for iPhone users.

- Can’t activate on iOS13

Google home devices won’t activate with iOS 13.

- Inconsistent

Constantly having issues connecting to it. Not simple or user friendly. Continually having to u plug and plug back in just to make it work. Wouldn’t recommend

- Sucks Ballz

Options that Google say are there are not.

- Disconnects from wifi And I can’t reconnect it

I got my best mini about a month ago and it was great but it would disconnect from wifi and I had no clue how to reconnect it. I got it the it to connect couple times but it didn’t work soon after. I’ve tried everything to get the stupid thing to work again but I can only connect to the device by using its “wifi” and then it won’t recognize any other wifi signals to connect to. This is so frustrating because is was really helpful and now it’s useless.

- Unable to setup Google home mini

I’m trying to connect the google home mini through this app. Previously I had set it up, then I moved to a new place, it was connected earlier, it was having some issues so I disconnected and tried to set it up again, however I’m unable to do so now. Please let me know how can I set it up again.

- Junk

It’s a pain to set up. Requests all kind of permission to do nothing at the end. Junk.

- Google home

Impossible to navigate when a new router is installed

- What a pain

Trying to navigate the best at and how it communicates with the Home app is a pain. And why did it ask me to sign in with a random non google email ? Ugh. PITA !!!

- Speaker keeps telling me to log in

My speaker keeps telling me to log in. I’ve logged out, deleted the app, re installed the app, logged out and logged in then all above repeated several times. Stupid voice keeps telling me to log into the app. Just out of the blue one day and now I can’t access anything to do with the speaker. Conveniently there is no help options either during covid. Only get the run around from automated help engines... Angry customer

- Worthless piece of garbage

Bought a google nest hub and all it does is display pictures on the screen. WORST OF ALL IS THAT IT CAN’T EVEN SIMPLY DO THAT? Worst purchase. Horrible app. The user experience is garbage. Don’t get a google nest hub. So frustrating ugh.

- Google home is great

Really enjoy this app and I’m looking forward to any future features that may be added. I’ve already found many ways do use this with my Google home speaker.

- Google Home

Love it. The assistant is still learning as she often will tell you but she’ll get there. Good job google

- Youtube on google home

Why do i need to have youtube premium if i want google home to play songs from youtube?

- Worst Google Creation

It’s pretty disappointing to expect such an app from Google. Extremely non user friendly. To access the shopping cart each time, we have to go through so many steps. Need to consider a better user interface like all the other google apps.

- Garbage

Can’t believe how poor this thing works

- App settings

VERY hard to set up WIFI!!!!

- Stop asking me to give google everything

keeps asking me to turn on wifi to setup my chromecast although the wifi is on

- Didn’t like it

I downloaded this app to use chromecast. It worked for sometime but it’s not working anymore. So didn’t like it.

- This app is frustrating to use

I am very experienced when it comes to technology growing up using it 24/7 and this app still confuses me every time I use it after using it for about 2 years, those who are trying to get into the smart home space will most likely give up with this apps experience alone.

- Wifi

Impossibilité de se connecter a un wifi sans réinitialisation de google hub

- Whyyy

I can’t connect my google to my new wifi

- Change password google won’t work

Got new router and network provider. Different password. Can’t figure out how to get google mini to activate

- No Apple Music support

I’m leaving my google home unplugged and unused until Apple Music support comes to Canada. Right now this is basically useless to me. Not worth your money.

- Nest hub max not connecting

This has been a problem for well over two months. I can’t change anything having to do with the next hub max through the app. Why won’t you fix the problem?

- Changing WiFi is impossible

Why is it so hard to change your wifi name and password?!

- Lizzie Grande

You are the best

- Google home mini

My device keep disconnecting itself every day so I have to keep setting it up whenever I want to use it.

- New home

Can’t delete old device or unlink them from old home

- Great Product

Very easy to use great product!!

- Nul

Se déconnecte tout le temps

- Peut même pas déconnecter un appareil

Je ne peut même pas me déconnecter car ses mal fait

- Waynepurch

Can’t link globe suite

- Instabilité

J’adore mon Google home et je ne saurais m’en passer maintenant. Ce que je déplore c’est qu’il faut souvent répéter deux ou trois fois la consigne pour obtenir ce que je veux. Ou encore elle demande en répétant exactement ce que je viens de dire avant de l’exécuter. Je déplore aussi qu’il n’y ait pas de compatibilité réelle entre mon thermostat intelligent Honeywell malgré qu’il fasse partie des appareils disponibles. Mais j’apprécie énormément les installations domotiques que cela me fait connaître.

- Service erratique

Nous perdons régulièrement le service de Tunein. Très dérangeant.

- Good

Good app for what I use it for.

- Garbage

The price of crap never wants to connect to the tv or wifi. Very rarely can I use it. It had a mind of its own. I wouldn’t recommend.

- Damn


- Why can’t I cast

I have chrome cast on the tv I have chrome on the phone Plus google home. Why TF can’t I cast!? Seriously

- It “WAS” good

Well, when I first got it (2 years ago) It was great! Easy to connect. But 2 years later, I have moved homes and it just won’t work anymore

- Google home

Keeps crashing

- Needs to be revised

The app needs to be redone and made simpler and easier to use. What’s also dumb is that your google mini or nest could be connected to wifi and literally playing something from YouTube, but your phone won’t be able to connect to it and not let you access settings for it from your phone.

- Set up

Very difficult to set up there must be a better product

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