Google pinned a lot of hope on its virtual assistant ‘Home’ to take on Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ but it appears that it has gone bonkers with the users reporting in different behaviour from ‘Home’. The virtual assistant is spitting out errors instead of controlling smart home devices and answering questions. Also Read - Google Workspace now available for everyone, including free Google account ownersAlso Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
“According to multiple online complaints, there’s a Google Home outage affecting a significant portion of users,” tech website Android Police reported.
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,” or “There was a glitch. Try again in a few seconds.” “Most users say the issues started popping up in the last day or two and today Google Home has a nearly 100 percent failure rate,” the report said. What is interesting is that other devices with Google Assistant are working fine. ALSO READ: Google Assistant now available on iPhones, should Siri feel threatened?
While some owners reported that a hard reset of ‘Home’ fixed the issue, many others still had problems after resetting.