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Offline chaimmayer

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Google Home
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:26:42 PM »
I just got the Google Home Mini.  Is there a way to get it to ignore requests from my kids.  I thought if it learns my voice it wouldn't listen to them but it does >:(
I'm sure over time they will lose their interest a bit but right now they are all standing in my kitchen screaming "Hey Google"

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Re: Google Home
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 02:27:14 AM »
Have the same issue! It does have voice recognition, however that will only stop someone from making a phone call to one of your contacts or adding an event to your calendar. 
Bigger issue I find is that anyone can cast to your Google Home, meaning they can change songs, higher/lower the volume... anyone know if there is a way of stopping this?

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Re: Google Home
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 01:53:02 PM »
Making you aware that keeping an Echo or Google Home on in your home on Shabbos may very well be problematic.  I have not found a rav that would permit it on in your home.  However, if it is in someone else's home and you are visiting in may not be an issue.  See tribetehreview.wordpress.com where i discuss it in more detail

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Re: Google Home
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 02:15:48 PM »
Making you aware that keeping an Echo or Google Home on in your home on Shabbos may very well be problematic.  I have not found a rav that would permit it on in your home.  However, if it is in someone else's home and you are visiting in may not be an issue.  See tribetehreview.wordpress.com where i discuss it in more detail
Why not just turn the microphone off so it won't pick up anything you say?
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Re: Google Home
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 02:30:19 PM »
Why not just turn the microphone off so it won't pick up anything you say?

i have mine off almost all the time and then turn it on when I want to.
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Re: Google Home
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 02:40:31 PM »
Tuning off the microphone or using a smart outlet are ways I recommend to address the shabbos issue so glad you are doing the same.

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Re: Google Home
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 04:59:23 PM »
I use smart outlets for my echos and smart cameras.