Google Wifi Overview Updated December 2, 2022
54 'Google Wifi' stories
February 2014 - December 2022
Google Wifi Stories December 2
Google Wifi Stories October 19
While Google has made a name for itself by making mesh Wi-Fi easy with Google Wifi and Nest Wifi, that simplicity is undercut by the routers’ lack of longevity, and the Nest Wifi Pro needs to tackle that head-on.
Google Wifi Stories October 17
Google Wifi Stories June 20
What’s new in the Nest Wifi M94 update from earlier this year
Software updates to Google and Nest Wifi happen pretty irregularly and occur in the background when they do, with no end user interaction required. The last Google/Nest Wifi update — 22Q1 (M94) — from March went relatively under the radar, and here are the release notes.
Google Wifi Stories June 17
A source has shared new details about the next mesh router in the Google/Nest Wifi series, including the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 and a return to the simplicity of the original Google Wifi.
Google Wifi Stories April 14
[U: Happening again] Some Nest and Google Wifi routers have been going offline at random
Google’s Nest Wifi and Google Wifi routers make mesh setups easy and, for the most part, pretty reliable while being relatively cheap. However, over the past few months, some Nest Wifi and Google Wifi owners are reporting that their networks have been going offline at random for months, and it seems Google has no concrete fix.
Google Wifi Stories April 6
Evidence uncovered by our team suggests that Google may be preparing another product in its lineup of Nest Wifi mesh networking devices. But what would Google need to deliver in a new version of its home networking solution?
Google Wifi Stories October 19, 2021
Google Home Wifi settings now let you set 8-hour device priority
After the latest update to the Google Home app, we’re still waiting for a Material You redesign, but version 2.45 now lets you set an 8-hour Wifi priority increment.
Google Wifi Stories September 13, 2021
Google Wifi Stories August 5, 2021
Earlier this year, Google said it was replacing the old Wifi companion app with the unified Home client. This involves shutting down most controls and removing it from Google Play and the App Store. The latter has finally occurred after originally being scheduled for June.
Google Wifi Stories July 5, 2021
Google Wifi Stories June 24, 2021
Google Wifi Stories June 22, 2021
Google is in the process of rolling out the “M89” update for the Nest and Google Wifi. There are several user-facing additions, as well as underlying improvements.
Google Wifi Stories June 15, 2021
Google Wifi Stories May 4, 2021
Version 2.37 of the Google Home app is rolling out today with a small tweak that makes users more likely to use the Nest Wifi’s notification capabilities, while faster Smart Display and speaker setup is also coming.
Google Wifi Stories April 2, 2021
As it stands today, Google has two distinct apps for managing your Google Wifi and Nest Wifi networks, with Google Wifi and Google Home. Starting next month, the older Google Wifi app is shutting down in favor of the all-in-one Google Home.
Google Wifi Stories March 16, 2021
The latest update to Google’s Home companion app is rolling out on Android and iOS this morning. Besides Home 2.34 adding support for the 2nd-gen Nest Hub, the Google/Nest Wifi experience gets a big update with network usage graphs.
Google Wifi Stories November 30, 2020
The pandemic has made video calling more important than ever before, and to make Google Meet and Zoom video calls more stable in our current lifestyle, Google WiFi and Nest WiFi are making it possible to prioritize these popular video calling apps.
Google Wifi Stories October 7, 2020
Yesterday, Google re-released their original Google Wifi mesh router, bringing it to a new, more affordable price point, just one year after releasing the Nest Wifi system. Here’s everything you need to know about this new Google Wifi and where to buy it.
Google Wifi Stories October 6, 2020
Google Wifi Stories September 22, 2020
Last year, Google took mesh Wi-Fi networks to the next level by having access points that also serve as Google Assistant speakers. However, this advancement understandably came with increased cost. Potentially to give the Nest Wifi ecosystem a more affordable entry point, we found evidence that suggests Google may release some $99 Nest Wifi hardware later this year.
Google Wifi Stories August 10, 2020
Google Wifi Stories August 5, 2020
With the launch of Nest Wifi, the Google Home app added a number of controls for managing your network. While Google Wifi devices are able to get this Assistant integration, the factory reset required is an inconvenience. Fortunately, the Google Home app is now adding support for importing Wifi networks.
Google Wifi Stories June 17, 2020
Google is rolling out an update to the Nest Wifi and Google Wifi that will “improve overall network performance on slow internet connections.” This comes as people have primarily stayed indoors and used more device in recents months.
Google Wifi Stories November 3, 2019
Google Wifi Stories September 17, 2019
Google is planning to launch a refreshed version of its ‘Google Wifi’ router at its hardware showcase next month, according to sources familiar with the matter. In a setup that differs from the first generation, the newly-named ‘Nest Wifi’ router itself will be accompanied by Eero-esque beacons that double as Assistant speakers…
Google Wifi Stories September 16, 2019
Google Wifi Stories August 6, 2019
We’ve already gotten a pretty decent taste of what’s coming at this year’s Made by Google event, between official Pixel 4 teasers, Pixelbook 2 leaks, and early evidence of a Google Home revamp. It seems at least one more device is on the horizon, new Google WiFi hardware with WiFi 6 support.
Google Wifi Stories April 9, 2019
Google Wifi gets its first official price drop to just $99
It looks like Google has decided it just wasn’t crushing Eero hard enough. Google’s mesh wifi router product that supposedly contributed greatly to Eero’s sale to Amazon has just received its first official price drop. You can now get the single Google Wifi for just $99…
Google Wifi Stories April 5, 2019
Amazon’s acquisition of Eero in February signified another big smart home entry by the online retailer following voice assistants and other connected devices. However, consumers decried the lost of another independent hardware brand. A new report today reveals that Amazon bought Eero in a fire sale, and that Google and Nest posed serious competition.
Google Wifi Stories May 15, 2018
Google Wifi can now test network performance for each device on a network
Google Wifi Stories April 24, 2018
Google Wifi Stories December 11, 2017
Google’s hardware lineup expanded greatly this year, and this holiday season perhaps marks the first time that there’s actually been enough Google hardware to choose from that you might want to pick and choose. Between Chromecast, Google Home, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and more, there’s definitely some standouts that are obviously great gifts, and some you might want to pass on…
Google Wifi Stories October 17, 2017
Google Wifi is now available in 5 new countries
Google Wifi is now available in 5 new countries: Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. This brings the total number of countries in which you can buy the Google Wifi on the Google Store up to 12.
Google Wifi Stories October 16, 2017
Google Wifi Stories July 18, 2017
Following a Canadian release last month, Google Home is continuing its international expansion with upcoming launches in Germany and Australia. Availability in the latter country is being coupled with Google Wifi and taking place this week, while Germany will have to wait until early August.
Google Wifi Stories June 26, 2017
Google Wifi Stories April 28, 2017
Google Wifi launches in Canada, available starting today in-stores and online
Google Wifi Stories April 18, 2017
Google Wifi Stories April 14, 2017
Google Wifi Stories April 5, 2017
Google Wifi Stories April 3, 2017
Google Wifi adds ‘Scheduled Pause’ to halt internet connectivity for certain devices
Google Wifi Stories March 28, 2017
Google has a tendency to treat the United States with a bit of favoritism when it comes to new products. It can sometimes take months for a product or service the company debuts in the States to make its way to other countries, especially in the case of the UK. Today, though, Google is finally bringing two US products “across the pond” ─ Google Home and Google Wifi.
Google Wifi Stories December 20, 2016
I don’t live in a big suburban house, but my parents-in-law do. So while I reviewed the singular Google Wifi earlier this month, I wasn’t able to really see the full potential of using the routers together to create a mesh network. I knew where I could, though. I’ve long struggled with getting my work done when staying with my in-laws, because their WiFi has always been absolutely horrid. They’ve long stuck with the stock router that Comcast gave them, and said ISP foolishly placed it in the most secluded corner of the house.
When I got my Google Wifi unit(s) earlier this month, I knew this 3,000 sq. foot house would be the perfect place to test out Google’s trio of routers, and I couldn’t be happier with the results…
Google Wifi Stories December 6, 2016
I typically review Android phones, so looking at Google’s new non-phone products this year — including its Daydream VR headset, Google Home, and now Google Wifi — has been a nice change of pace. Over the last month, though, these posts have only gotten further and further from being phone reviews. The Daydream View uses an Android phone to function, while the Home is an always-listening Chromecast without the screen — although it functions very similarly to using Assistant on the Pixel.
The Google Wifi, as you probably already know, is a router. It’s what Google hopes will replace that little gray box that probably sits in the corner of your office, collecting dust since the cable guy came a couple years ago. Thankfully this isn’t just any router, though. This is the successor to the OnHub, and that means we get an attractive design, as well as a delightfully user-friendly app that lets you “set it and forget it” if you want to, but puts all the most important features at your fingertips if you ever need them…
Google Wifi Stories December 2, 2016
Google Wifi Stories November 21, 2016
Google’s goal for Google Wifi is to make creating a strong mesh wireless network through an entire home easy and relatively affordable. We already know the setup process is a breeze, but we’ve yet to see exactly how strong Google’s product is. Now, Google is putting it to the test.