Google Home outage hits users,'100 percent failure rate' reported

Google Home outage hits users,'100 percent failure rate' reported

Over the last day or so, Google Home users across the US reported on social media and Google product forums that their devices aren't working.

The issues faced by users with the Google Home device is that the device is not responding properly to the user's commands and the problem is worsened further.

So the Google Home outage could have been fixed simply by removing the plug from the socket, waiting for a minute and then plugging it back in.

You can ask it to play music from Google Play Music or Spotify, arrange your schedule and even to control other smart devices in your home.

Google Home is very useful to the users since you can stream the YouTube videos or Netflix shows on your TV, listen to your favorite music or news.

In Canada, the Google Home is selling for CAD 179.99, which, after converting, is a pretty similar price to the one offered in the U.S. From the announcement we can learn that the Google Home will be available starting on June 26th. However, as it turns out, Google's personal virtual assistant chose to take the weekend off, with users reporting indifferent behaviors and a widespread outage. The message immediately follows the "Ok Google" hot word, so users are unable to even make an inquiry, adding to their disappointment. A Google Home unit telling you it's out of service is one thing, but imagine if that same outage were to hit a bunch of self-driving cars cruising along the highway.

Google responded to the issue saying that the company is looking into the matter. It's always been rumoured that Apple is preparing to release its own smart home device, possibly called the 'Siri Speaker' and it's possible this year's WWDC will give us our first glimpse at the product.

Google Home originally launched in the United States on November 4th and is the Mountain View, California-based company's answer to Amazon's Echo. The Google Home glitch saw a temporary but widespread frustration among its users.

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