Google Home Hub ($ 129 at Walmart) does not contain many instructions for use. The Google homepage ($ 99 at Walmart) is not much help either, as navigation is not easy and many settings are hidden deep in menus.
If you just connected your Home Hub and did not dig into the app, there are a number of options and features that you do not know. Here are five you probably missed.
Screen Saver Options
The default screensaver for the Google Home Hub is one clock, but you can change it to something more interesting. Open the Google Home app, navigate to and tap on your speaker. Then tap the gear icon and scroll to Ambient Mode . Choose between art ads or your Google Photos.
If you decide, it will take a few minutes for the screensaver to toggle. If you continue to watch, be patient.
Google Home Hub night mode reduces speaker volume on schedule ̵
If the lighting in your home is low, your hub can also automatically reduce the screen brightness. To set it up, find your device in the Google Home app. Touch Settings> Display Settings . From there you can choose when your display should be dimmed. You can also choose to turn off the display or display the clock in low light conditions.
Using the Home Well's Digital Wellbeing feature, you can make your hub more child-friendly. It can filter out mature content from videos and music, help disable call features and schedule screen time.
To set up the feature, go to Settings> Digital Wellbeing and follow the instructions on the screen. The process takes about five minutes. Once this is done, you can simply turn the features on and off by going to the Digital Wellbeing screen and toggling the switch.
Anyone visiting your home can use Guest mode to connect to your hub without connecting to your Wi-Fi. To turn it on, select your device in the app and go to Settings> Guest Mode and toggle the switch.
After powering up, the hub sends an inaudible tone that triggers a four-digit PIN for the guest's phone. Then all you have to do is match the PIN with the one shown on your hub.