Google Home problems: You are also sometimes not in line with the Google Home. Those communication difficulties can make the fun of using such a smart speaker deteriorates. And when the pleasure disappears, all that is left is irritation and anger, which is of no use to anyone. That is why it can be good to check the settings every now and then, so that you can be sure that the speaker hears you and that the correct speaker is hearing you. For some functions you do need to set up the Google Assistant in English; not everything is available in Dutch.
Google Home problems
“I do not understand”
When the Google Home or Nest speaker responds with “I don’t understand”, at least it has heard you. Then something else is going on. Repeat what you say, but try to use synonyms. Google Assistant may not recognize a word you used before. Have you enabled Voice Match? That’s a good idea anyway. However, it doesn’t hurt to reset it so that the Assistant understands you better. The last option is to reset the smart speaker in the house once, if problems persist.
Customize Google Home name
Sometimes you want to tell one Google Home speaker that you want to play music on the other speaker in the house. But for some reason that often doesn’t work. The problem may then lie with the name of that speaker (where you want to play your music). A good tip for this is to use only lowercase letters. Apparently capital letters present the Home and Nest speakers quite a challenge. Sometimes so bad that they don’t work well. In the future, give your existing and new speakers names without capital letters.
We have just mentioned it: sometimes it can help to reset and reset your speaker. Unplug the power, wait a minute and keep going is no solution, unfortunately. It differs per Google Home speaker how to reset it. Try dusting it again or relocating it in the house before resetting the hardware to its factory settings. If none of that helps, then there may be something wrong with the hardware. Then it is best to contact Google or the store where you bought it.
It may speak for itself, but I still want to mention it: give all your speakers different names. If you give them exactly the same name, then that is asking for problems. Also try to avoid overlap as much as possible. Only then will the Google Assistant know exactly which speaker you mean. You can also just keep it simple. Is a lamp in the bedroom? Call him bedroom lamp. Is it in the office? Office lamp. Try to create the names by combining the location with the device.
Bonus tip: Adjust command sensitivity
With the English version of the Google Assistant, it is possible to adjust the sensitivity of the voice command. This way you can ensure that the speaker reacts less quickly to something than necessary. But you can also increase the sensitivity if you notice that the speaker no longer responds to you. But then you have to use the speaker in English. Pay attention to that, because your Dutch commands will not work anyway. You control the sensitivity by going to the settings of your smart speaker.