Google Home will arrive in Canada on June 26th

The Google Home speaker will be available to purchase from Google, Best Buy, and other retail partners. Google Home users who pointed out the glitch on the forum said that they had tried resetting the device, and even changed the Wi-Fi network, but the problem was still occurring. Some users are thinking to opt for Amazon Echo as Google has yet not applied a fix to this issue. Essential Home is possibly the only smart speaker that can do this at the moment, but it's not a stretch to assume that Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and other companies will follow suit.

To know if Home is affected, users need to use a trigger phrase and it will respond with "Hmm, something went wrong". Try again in a few seconds." and "There was a glitch.

According to a report by Android Authority, Google responded saying that it is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

Google took to the stage at Google I/O this year to discuss new features in store for Google Home, the company's smart home device created to let you use Google Assistant for more than just smartphone capabilities. If you are still having issues please try rebooting your Google Home by unplugging it from the wall outlet, waiting a minute then plugging it back in. 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. Although it met with a lukewarm response upon its release, Google has recently updated Home's capabilities to include hands-free phone calling within the United States and Canada. As the reality moves to people depending on AI-enabled devices, these kinds of glitches could potentially create a bigger issue in the future.

  • Arturo Norris