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  #2513537 27-Jun-2020 08:58
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I haven't had OK Google voice recognition working on my phone for ages. It just suddenly sprung into life when I said something about search in conversation. Maybe NZ English is now supported?

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  #2513539 27-Jun-2020 09:03
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No still not an option

 
 
 
 


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  #2513540 27-Jun-2020 09:06
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I just looked and see I have language set as Aus, not sure why it suddenly started working.

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  #2513565 27-Jun-2020 10:34
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gzt:
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?

 

Here's what happens.

 

I subscribe and download podcasts - some are only available for a week so cannot be streamed/cast after that point - on my phone. If I connect my phone to the speaker via Bluetooth, it will play - sometimes for 20 minutes sometimes for 2 - and just disconnect. It's not the phone side as I have experienced this with different makes/models. It happens on my Home and my Minis.

 

It's a known fault on the Google side, but they don't appear to be doing much about it.

 

https://support.google.com/googlenest/thread/815225

 

If anyone can try and bluetooth play something to the new device for 30+ minutes, would be intrigued but also bloody annoyed :-)


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  #2513617 27-Jun-2020 13:39
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Does anyone know if the "Digital Wellbeing" features for Google Home will finally be supported in NZ?

 

I'm talking about "Downtime" and "Filter". (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9141219?hl=en&ref_topic=9141096)

 

Use case:

 

- I would love to be able to disable Youtube on my Google Nest Hub

 

- I would consider having a Google Nest Mini in the kids bedroom if I knew I could completely disable them at bedtime.

 

Thoughts?


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  #2513777 27-Jun-2020 22:11
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Kind of ironic. I have just updated Google Assistant on my iPad and it is showing NZ English as the language. Android phone (Samsung S10) nope.





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  #2513796 28-Jun-2020 08:12
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There is a 2 for 1 deal today at the Warehouse for the nest mini.

https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/google-nest-mini-chalk/R2672194.html

 
 
 
 


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  #2513805 28-Jun-2020 08:54
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Yes, picked up two at the Warehouse yesterday. Bluetooth to inhouse speaker system was a bit scratchy and dropped out once but may have been the positioning of the unit.  Bunnings also have them $44 each


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  #2513871 28-Jun-2020 12:12
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RGP:

Yes, picked up two at the Warehouse yesterday. Bluetooth to inhouse speaker system was a bit scratchy and dropped out once but may have been the positioning of the unit.  Bunnings also have them $44 each


Which is about $1 cheaper than the two for one offer that expires in the next day or so.
Wonder if Bunnings going to bump the price up after the two for one finishes?




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  #2514066 28-Jun-2020 17:01
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I find when I use these on Google Play or Youtube music, I get dropouts. But when I use them on Spotify they play perfectly, on highest quality.


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  #2514074 28-Jun-2020 17:44
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Does the new mini play spotify in high quality? The old one played some low bitrate stream that was artifact riddled from spotify, so I swapped the bathroom google home out for an echo dot that doesnt play low bitrate spotify.





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  #2514204 29-Jun-2020 07:40
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Spotify Premium Very High setting streams at 320kbs.

 

 


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  #2514211 29-Jun-2020 08:31
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But does the nest mini actually get that stream and play it?





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  #2514373 29-Jun-2020 12:34
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Dingbatt:

 

Kind of ironic. I have just updated Google Assistant on my iPad and it is showing NZ English as the language. Android phone (Samsung S10) nope.

 

 

Does it have a New Zealand voice available if you choose that option, or does it just use the Aussie one?


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  #2514383 29-Jun-2020 12:52
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tieke:

 

Dingbatt:

 

Kind of ironic. I have just updated Google Assistant on my iPad and it is showing NZ English as the language. Android phone (Samsung S10) nope.

 

 

Does it have a New Zealand voice available if you choose that option, or does it just use the Aussie one?

 

 

Under “choose language to speak to Google Assistant” it shows English (New Zealand). But under that it says “These languages won’t work on some of your devices”

 

Still doesn’t have an NZ English option available for devices (currently set to “English (Australia)”).





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