After being down most of the day, some Google Home smart speakers are working again (UPDATE)

After being down most of the day, some Google Home smart speakers are working again (UPDATE)
Now that Google Assistant on the Google Home line of smart speakers understands commands said in Spanish, it should know what "Google Home no funciona" means. It means that Google Home was down since 6:05 am EDT today, and some users are reporting that their devices started working again late this afternoon. According to Down Detector.com, peak complaints came in at about 10am EDT. Two-thirds of those reporting a problem with their device said that their Google Home was unresponsive, while the the remainder said that their smart speaker could not access the internet.

UPDATE: The Made by Google Twitter account says that a fix will be rolling out automatically over the next six hours. To get your Google Home running again, you will need to reboot your smart speaker.


While many users are now reporting that their Google Home is working properly, the outage map shows problems still exist along both coasts in the U.S., the Northeast, Northwest, Florida and parts of Texas. Some European and Asia users are also affected. Google's smart speaker line includes the Home, Home Max and Home Mini.

It has been some time since Google Home went down. The previous outage took place on January 31st and lasted about two hours. On January 18th, the Home smart speakers also suffered from a two hour outage. That would make today's experience the longest down time for Google Home users this year.


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3 Comments

1. theot14430 unregistered

Stupid things. Aren’t perfected yet.

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Perfected? Any device can have issues. This one is pretty minor, and a fix within the same day ain't bad.

2. path45th

Posts: 404; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Bad day for Google. They must have lost tons of information and data from its customers.

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