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  #2512540 25-Jun-2020 22:35
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tieke:

 

jonathan18:

 

Interesting that 1-day had Nest Hub Max units for an amazing price of $220 today (https://www.1-day.co.nz/products/google-nest-hub-charcoal) - not surprised to see they've sold out. I paid $350 only a couple of months ago, so a bit annoyed! 

 

 

I was annoyed when I missed that by a few minutes, but less annoyed when I found out that they sent an apology to purchasers because it was actually the standard nest hub rather than the hub max. 1-day then said buyers could continue with their $220 purchase, which is a bit excessive as I think that's greater than the standard hub RRP.

 

Ah, not a bargain at all then - I don’t feel ripped off at all now!

 

NL did something similar with mine, sending me a Hub instead of the Max. It had the wrong barcode sticker on it (ie one for the Max), which if a widespread issue could have led to TWG thinking they had lots of these on-hand so a good idea to get rid of excess stock...


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  #2512541 25-Jun-2020 22:38
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Will the bluetooth be solid on these ones? Fed up with it constantly dropping on my minis and homes after several minutes.


 
 
 
 


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  #2512722 26-Jun-2020 11:09
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tieke:

 

They might have had a US-based account for the giveaway - the link to the YouTube Google mini promo check is here: https://home.google.com/promotions?utm_campaign=GS104695

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes I do have a US based Youtube account and the device was sent to a rel in the US where I can pick it up one day. But I already have two Google Homes, 2 Google Home Minis and two Lenovo Smart Displays in the house and I really don't need another device. 





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  #2512787 26-Jun-2020 12:37
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Thought I'd see if NZ is a language option now - still not. Does anyone know if officially launched should equate to in the local language or should we separate that notion?

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  #2512794 26-Jun-2020 12:50
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Probably won’t be until Google Assistant gets updated.

 

As I said previously, you may need to raise a ticket to get someone off their elbow at Mountain View to flick the activation switch.





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  #2512985 26-Jun-2020 15:15
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Hmm - So got my 2 for 1 deal today from JB HiFi.

 

Sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small speaker. I only have spotify free - so you cant ask for too much specifically.

 

Not having NZ as a country means you cant set up a local source for news - which is somewhat annoying - I dont really want BBC news giving me UK football news.

 

 

 

EDIT: Scrub the above - https://www.rnz.co.nz/listen/google

 

Thanks Radio NZ

 

 

 

 





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  #2512987 26-Jun-2020 15:18
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The Warehouse, JB HiFi and probably others are doing a short term introductory deal.

 

 

 

Buy one for $89 and get one free. Offer runs till 28th June

 

 

 

 





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  #2513029 26-Jun-2020 16:13
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Hmm - So got my 2 for 1 deal today from JB HiFi.

 

Sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small speaker. I only have spotify free - so you cant ask for too much specifically.

 

Not having NZ as a country means you cant set up a local source for news - which is somewhat annoying - I dont really want BBC news giving me UK football news.

 

 

 

EDIT: Scrub the above - https://www.rnz.co.nz/listen/google

 

Thanks Radio NZ

 

 

 

 

Yes up till now if I asked Hey Google Tell Me About My Day, I would get my diary, weather etc and the Reuters US news which wasn't particularly relevant. Then today out of interest I went into the Google Home app and found RNZ as a news source. So I added it and now I get this

 

 

 

 

 

 

and after the weather etc. it plays the RNZ headlines - nice!

 

 

 

 





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  #2513174 26-Jun-2020 17:34
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Listening to Brian FM in Ashburton right now with a bottle of wine and a very nice blue cheese via the Google nest mini. It's pretty cool really. :-)




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  #2513210 26-Jun-2020 18:50
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huckster: Will the bluetooth be solid on these ones? Fed up with it constantly dropping on my minis and homes after several minutes.

You mean for Bluetooth headphones and so on connected to these devices?

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  #2513211 26-Jun-2020 18:51
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I don’t see the option for NZ as a news source

 

 

 

lchiu7:

 

robjg63:

 

Hmm - So got my 2 for 1 deal today from JB HiFi.

 

Sound quality is surprisingly good for such a small speaker. I only have spotify free - so you cant ask for too much specifically.

 

Not having NZ as a country means you cant set up a local source for news - which is somewhat annoying - I dont really want BBC news giving me UK football news.

 

 

 

EDIT: Scrub the above - https://www.rnz.co.nz/listen/google

 

Thanks Radio NZ

 

 

 

 

Yes up till now if I asked Hey Google Tell Me About My Day, I would get my diary, weather etc and the Reuters US news which wasn't particularly relevant. Then today out of interest I went into the Google Home app and found RNZ as a news source. So I added it and now I get this

 

 

 

 

 

 

and after the weather etc. it plays the RNZ headlines - nice!

 

 

 

 

 






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  #2513215 26-Jun-2020 19:07
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Also don't see a local news source, but it could just be that the list seems to be super super long with no search function, can fling to scroll and it just keeps going and going.

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  #2513225 26-Jun-2020 19:29
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Radio Nz is under the World list, scroll a long way down.


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  #2513277 26-Jun-2020 21:45
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It does have trouble if you ask it to play "RNZ News" or "Radio New Zeland News" - can't find, doesn't understand. But once you have set it as your news source, just saying "play news" works just fine.


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  #2513286 26-Jun-2020 22:41
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Just had a lengthly online chat with a Google rep, who has escalated the language issue. Also encouraged everyone do a "Hey Google / Submit Feedback / You need to support English New Zealand for the Nest Mini"


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