Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 23

In October 2020, a big Smart Display redesign that brought more interactivity, as well as a dark theme, widely rolled out. Google is now introducing an “app” – though it’s more akin to shortcuts – launcher on the Nest Hub Max.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories August 22

Back in June, the built-in browser found on Assistant Smart Display became more feature-rich. Another update to the Nest Hub browser will read articles aloud to you (TTS), just like on Android, while it’s now easier to open websites. 

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories August 11

Smart Displays are very useful for checking the weather at a glance and Google is now showing air quality index (AQI) on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max directly in the Photo Frame/”Ambient screen.” 

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories June 7

Google’s Assistant Smart Displays have always had a built-in web browser that you could rather easily access. That rudimentary Nest Hub browser now has a keyboard and a handful of other features to advance the experience.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories March 8

Back in October, Google rolled out a big revamp for Assistant Smart Displays that organized key functions in dedicated tabs and added a dark theme. While an improvement over the previous design in most ways, the old Nest Hub UI had one advantage in regards to quickly accessing Home control.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories March 6

Following yesterday’s premature appearance, Google has released three new clock faces for the Nest Hub and Hub Max. These additions join the existing eight Fullscreen clock background for those who don’t want to set a photo album.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories February 9

The Google Nest Hub and Hub Max are picking up a handful of new features with Cast firmware version 1.52. This release has been in the Preview Program for the last few weeks, and is now widely rolling out to all other users.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 23, 2020

Nest x Yale Lock, Detects are being disconnected due to faulty Nest Hub Max update [U]

The Nest x Yale Lock makes it pretty easy to secure your door using Assistant or your phone, but some users encountered an issue recently. In an email going out to some users this week, Google admits that a recent Nest Hub Max update causes some Nest x Yale Locks to disconnect.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 14, 2020

Google Meet on Nest Hub Max adds 2×2 grid view, pinning, and other tweaks

Following this morning’s Zoom announcement, the Google Meet experience on Nest Hub Max is getting a revamp. A handful of usability tweaks provide more controls to the group video calling experience introduced in June.

After being announced in August, Zoom video conferencing is now making its way to the Nest Hub Max. This is just a preview with some technical and geographic caveats for the initial release.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories November 6, 2020

The Google Home app in recent months has seen a flurry of new features from a dark theme to full Wifi controls and Home/Away Routines just last week. Google is now testing a very welcome redesign of Nest Hub, Home, and other device settings.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories October 21, 2020

On Monday, Google announced and started rolling out a major visual overhaul of the Smart Display UI. That redesign leaked out early, and the same source is back with a new capability. The Nest Hub Max is testing a ‘Blue Steel’ feature that obviates the need for saying the “Hey Google” hotword.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories October 8, 2020

Over the past four years, Google has expanded its smart speaker lineup quite a bit. This week, the new Nest Audio is hitting doorsteps, but where does it fall in the lineup? Here’s how Nest Audio compares to Home Max, Nest Mini, Google Home, and everything else.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories October 7, 2020

Last month a video of unreleased software for Google’s Nest Hub Max hit the web to show off a completely revamped interface. Now, more videos give us a better look at the new Nest Hub Max UI with its included dark theme and sticky notes.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 23, 2020

Google’s Nest Hub smart displays are useful for a lot of things, but they certainly push voice interaction over all else despite touchscreens being a core part of the device. Now, in a new video, we can see a complete redesign to the Nest Hub Max’s UI, complete with control panels and more.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 15, 2020

Nest Hub and Smart Display interface updates occur subtly in the background. Recent ones introduced a light theme and tweaked settings. Google is now revamping alarms on Nest Hubs with more on-device controls and a “Sunrise” feature.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories August 7, 2020

Review: This Nest Hub Max stand makes the smart display a usable security camera

Google’s Nest Hub Max is an excellent smart display and speaker, but it also has a full security camera built into it. However, the design of the Nest Hub Max makes that camera somewhat useless at times, but I managed to fix that with this handy stand.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories August 6, 2020

Finally, after a couple of years, we have some Nest Hub and Smart Display games that take advantage of both your Google Assistant and the color displays.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories July 27, 2020

The interface for Nest Hubs and other Assistant Smart Displays have remained mostly unchanged since launching in 2018. Google is now rolling out a tweak to the Nest Hub Max where system elements switch from a dark theme to a light one. 

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories July 21, 2020

One immensely popular streaming service has long been absent from Assistant Smart Displays. In a real “finally,” Google today announced that Netflix is now available on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories May 18, 2020

Google Assistant is a powerful tool that makes the company’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays so great. Now, though, Google is testing out new smart displays designed to be “easy” for customers who aren’t as tech-savvy.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories May 15, 2020

The latest firmware update for the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max is widely rolling out and it brings a number of interface and usability changes. This 1.46 update makes tweaks to settings and better highlights on-device Nest Hub capabilities, while there’s a descriptive light on/off icon.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories January 24, 2020

Assistant Smart Displays provide an easy way to control all the connected devices in your home. Google is today improving the entertainment experience with a new Media View for Nest Hubs.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 10, 2019

How to mount your Google Nest Hub or Nest Hub Max

Google’s Nest Hub smart displays are super handy in the kitchen and around the home, but sometimes it’s just not convenient to put them down on a table or countertop. The obvious solution, then, is mounting them to the wall. How can you do that? Here are a few products to help you mount a Google Nest Hub.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 9, 2019

How to turn off or cover the camera on Google’s Nest Hub Max

Google’s Nest Hub Max is a fantastic smart display, but it’s understandable if you’re concerned about its camera. If you want to turn it off on the Nest Hub Max or cover it up physically, here’s how you can do that.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 4, 2019

Last month, Google enabled Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max detection capabilities powered by ultrasound sensing. The company today detailed how the feature works, upcoming uses, and its accessibility origins.

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One of Google Assistant’s best use cases is in the kitchen and a big part of that is recipes. Now, Google is quietly allowing users to limit the recipes Google Assistant will recommend based on their dietary restrictions.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories December 2, 2019

Google Nest deals are sure to make an appearance this Cyber Monday from all the top retailers, which means you’ll be able to snag Nest thermostats, Nest Mini smart speakers, and Nest Hub Max smart displays at some of the lowest prices of the year. Specifically, we’re seeing some pretty large price drops for the original Google Home this year. Keep reading for all the current and expected Cyber Monday Nest deals…

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories November 28, 2019

Google’s smart displays and smart speakers are some of the best on the market today. However, for many, it might be tough to choose between the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. Here’s which of Google’s Nest Hub smart displays is right for you on Black Friday.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories November 20, 2019

Live TV streaming services are getting more popular and if you’re a Sling TV subscriber, the service is getting a big new integration. Starting today, Sling TV is available on Google’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories November 8, 2019

Google Smart Displays start showing dates on some photo slideshows

One of the best features of the Google Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max and Google Smart Displays, in general, is the photo slideshow feature. While the nostalgia factor is great, the addition of dates to your photo slideshows is now a great new Smart Display addition.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories November 6, 2019

A key feature of this year’s Nest Mini speakers and Nest Wifi points is their ability to use ultrasound to detect your presence and light up in response. Starting today, the Google Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max will be able to detect when you’re nearby in the same way, with a few extra benefits.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories October 21, 2019

There are more apps for Google Assistant than you’ll ever use, but apparently it’s also not that difficult to slip malicious apps through the cracks. Apparently, a security research lab managed to develop apps for Google Assistant and Alexa designed for phishing for user’s private information.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories October 12, 2019

Following Best Buy Canada last night fully detailing the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, another northern retailer has possibly leaked Nest Wifi pricing. This online store also suggests other Made by Google plans for Canada, including the Nest Mini and Nest Hub Max.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 13, 2019

Google’s Nest Hub is easily one of the best smart displays on the market (and with record low prices as of late), but that makes selling a much more expensive version pretty difficult. Google is trying to do that with the Nest Hub Max by combining three different products into one and, for the most part, it actually succeeds.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 11, 2019

Nest Hub Max is first ‘Built on Thread’ certified device, works with existing Nest products

The Nest Hub Max went on sale Monday as the largest Made by Google Smart Display and first with a Nest Cam. It’s also the “world’s first” publicly available “Built on Thread” device, with this support allowing for integrations between existing Nest smart home products.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 9, 2019

Months after its reveal at Google I/O 2019, the Nest Hub Max is finally here. The larger cousin of the adorable original comes with a bigger screen and better sound, but the real killer feature is Face Match. Here are some quick impressions on the Nest Hub Max ahead of our full review.

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Announced at I/O 2019 in May, the Google Nest Hub Max is available today from the Google Store and other retailers. The Made by Google Smart Display is simultaneously launching in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories September 6, 2019

Google Nest Hub Max ships and arrives early from one U.S. retailer

Google just over a month ago said the Nest Hub Max would be available on September 9th. Just ahead of that date, one lucky customer has already received the Made by Google Smart Display and unboxed it.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories August 28, 2019

Google’s Nest Hub Max is expected to arrive in the next few weeks and along with it, Google Assistant will support facial recognition with Face Match. We’ve spotted the feature a few times in the past, and now it is rolling out to some users.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories July 24, 2019

After its reveal back at I/O 2019, the Google Nest Hub Max is finally getting a launch date – September 9th.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories May 10, 2019

In the way that small things are cute, the Google Home Hubnow Nest Hub — is an inherently adorable device. The Nest Hub Max loses that characteristic and stops being an impulse purchase, but gains a slew of smart features that are just helpful and will make you consider upgrading from your existing Smart Display.

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Google Nest Hub Max Stories May 9, 2019

[Update: Day 3] Google I/O 2019 Roundup: Android Q, Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max, and more

Today kicked off Google I/O 2019, the company’s annual developer conference and the initial keynote was stuffed to the brim with big news. Despite being under 2 hours long, Sundar Pichai and Co managed to pack a ton of big announcements into the day. If you missed what’s new, here’s everything the company announced.

Google Nest Hub Max Stories May 7, 2019

With the Home Hub, Google created a Smart Display that was ideal for night stands by forgoing a camera, and doubling as a great picture frame. At I/O 2019, Google announced the Nest Hub Max with a larger screen and focus on security by integrating a Nest Cam.

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It’s time for Google I/O 2019! The annual developer festival in Mountain View, California is here, and we’re on the ground to keep you updated throughout the morning with the latest announcements. The Google I/O 2019 Keynote kicks off at 10am PT/1pm ET, so read on for quick links to our roundup coverage over the last few weeks, tweets from the ground, and all the latest news about Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max, Android Q, Google Assistant, and more… expand full story

Google is finally set to unveil the long-rumored Google Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max, Android Q, and plenty of new features and developer-related announcements for its immense number of software products and services. Google I/O 2019 kicks off at 10am PT on May 7th, and here’s is how to tune in to the livestream…

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With I/O 2019 kicking off in a few hours, a Google-made Assistant Smart Display has passed through the FCC. This is very likely the rumored Nest Hub Max that Made by Google is set to announce this morning.

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Today’s Google I/O 2019 Keynote day, which means it’s time for Google to announce… whatever it is they’re going to announce. We’re not going in blind, but Google I/O tends to be on the more surprising side of Google events — especially compared to Google hardware shows in recent years…

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