Learn how to remove smart home devices from the Google Home App

Source Link: How to remove smart home products from the Google Home app

by Chris Wedel via Android Central

The number of excellent smart home devices compatible with Google Home is significant, and it’s only going to continue to grow as the new smart home standard, Matter, rolls out in 2022. With so many products available to add to your home, from the best Google Assistant speakers to some fantastic kitchen products, knowing how to remove one of these devices from your Google Home is likely to come up. So, when you’ve decided to upgrade a device or remove one because you no longer use it, we’re here to walk you through the process of removing smart home products from the Google Home app.


Google Home becoming more “human-like”

Google Assistant Will Become “More Human” With This New Feature

According to 9to5Google, Google is testing Memory — a feature that technology describes as “a quick and easy way to find everything in one place.”

The Google Assistant Memory can store a wide variety of content, including reminders, ideas, objects, handwritten notes, or anything else on the screen. To save things in ‘Memory’, you will only have to activate it with a voice command.

Google Assistant New Feature

You can finally use a Google Home to jot down notes and lists in Google Keep | Chrome Unboxed

Finally, in an effort that should have happened years ago, Google has finally re-added the ability to take notes and make lists via Google Assistant on your Google Home speakers, Nest speakers, Chromebooks, or phones. This is a feature I’ve long hoped would return and Google seems to finally have relented and brought it back better than it was before.

You can finally use a Google Home to jot down notes and lists in Google Keep

Source: You can finally use a Google Home to jot down notes and lists in Google Keep

This $100 Google Assistant-powered Insignia smart speaker is less than $40 | PCWorld

Noticed this at PCWorld… If you want to get in on having your own Google Assistant powered speaker, here is a good buy at Best Buy on the Insignia Voice Smart Bluetooth Speaker.

Best Buy has slashed the price of the Insignia Voice smart Bluetooth speaker with built-in Google Assistant to just $37 today.

Source: This $100 Google Assistant-powered Insignia smart speaker is less than $40 | PCWorld

Did you know you can can broadcast your voice from your smartphone to your Google Home speaker?

If you have a Google Home voice-activated speaker you can broadcast your voice from your Android Smartphone to the speaker, just as long as both devices use the same account. For example, using my smartphone, when away from the house, I can use the Google Assistant on my phone and  say “ok Google broadcast I am on my way home” and the message will be broadcasted to the Google speaker in my house. If you have more than one of the Google Home speakers in your house, you can broadcast a message from one speaker to another, just like an intercom system (but smarter).


SOURCE: Communicate around the house with the Google Assistant

Here Is What Can You Do With Google Home

Google Home is an interactive speaker that enables you to speak voice commands (to the speaker) through Google’s intelligent personal assistant called Google Assistant.

I have one of these ordered and have been exploring (researching) on what you can do with Google Home. The best listing I came up with was at the Google Home support site. Below is a summary of the command categories. You can click on any of the links in the categories to get a more in-depth description of how to execute (or say) the commands.

 Watch or listen to media

Music — Play music from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood, or activity.
News —  Get the latest news from sources you trust.
Watch news — Watch the news on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in.
Podcasts — Listen to popular podcasts.
Radio — Listen to popular radio stations.
Relax – Listen to soothing ambient sounds.
Bluetooth – Play your stored music using Bluetooth.

 Control TVs and speakers

Play TV shows and movies using Google Home —  Stream video content to any TV that has Chromecast plugged in or built-in.
Play YouTube videos on TVs using Google Home — Initiate and control YouTube videos to any TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in — using only your voice.
View Google Photos using Google Home (US only) — Enjoy a slideshow of your personal photos from your Google Photos library on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast built-in.
Play audio on speakers and TVs using Google Home — Stream audio to any speaker that has Chromecast Audio plugged in or Chromecast built-in.
Multi-room audio — Group any combination of Google Home, Chromecast Audio, or speakers with Chromecast Audio built-in together for synchronous music throughout the home.
Play audio from your phone to Google Home  — Play audio from your phone to Google Home from 100+ Chromecast-enabled audio apps or by playing your Android Audio.
Turn TV on and off — You can turn your TV on and off using your voice and Google Home.
Play YouTube TV — Ready to start watching content with Google Home and YouTube TV? Learn how to set up and use YouTube TV with your Google Home.

 Plan your day

My Day — Get a curated daily snippet about your day which includes weather, calendar, commute, reminders, and news
Traffic — Ask for traffic and travel times when driving, walking, or biking
Local guide — Search for local places and ask for additional information
Weather — Ask for current weather or forecasts for the week for your home location or any other location
Calendar  — Ask about an event or get your schedule for the day from Google Calendar
Flight information —  Get status updates on your upcoming flight

Apps for the Google Assistant – Get things done and have some fun on Google Home with third-party created apps for the Google Assistant

 Get things done

Shopping list — Create a shopping list and check what’s already on it
Shop on Google Home Order everyday essentials and buy items on your shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
Cook  — Find & make your favorite recipes using step-by-step cooking instructions from your Google Assistant.
Make calls — Call friends, family, and businesses using just your voice and Google Home.
Shortcuts — Create faster, easier ways to do your favorite things with your Google Assistant.
Reminders — You can set, ask about, and delete reminders on Google Home.
Send information from Google Home to your phone — Your Google Assistant can send information from Google Home to your phone.
Find your phone with your Google Assistant — Never lose your phone again! You can ask your Google Assistant to ring or call your phone.
Ask your Assistant to remember things — Get a little help from your Assistant to remember things.
Broadcast voice messages to Google Home devices — Send a message to everyone in your home by broadcasting messages on all of your Google Home devices.

 Manage tasks

Timer — Set and manage a timer for cooking, game time, laundry, and even sleep.
Alarm — Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You can set and manage alarms with just your voice.

 Get answers

Facts & info — Ask Google what you want to know.
Finance — Ask about current individual stock prices or current points of an index, like the NASDAQ.
Sports —  Ask for scores, live updates, or next game date, location, and time.
Calculator —  Perform complicated calculations.
Translation —  Get translations for words or phrases in supported languages.
Unit conversions — Get unit conversions.
Nutrition —  Get nutrition information for ingredients or food.
Dictionary —  Get definitions and spellings for words.

 Control your home

Control your smart home devices —  Control supported smart home devices like thermostats, plugs lights, and more
IFTTT – If this, then that —  Control countless online services and third-party smart devices that aren’t directly integrated.
Stream your security camera — Keep an eye on what matters by streaming your security camera on your TV using Google Home and Chromecast or a TV with Chromecast built-in.

 Have fun

Games — Test your knowledge with trivia and games.
Fun —  Try various queries to see if Google Home has some surprises.

SOURCE: Google Home Support

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