Things you must consider Before Buying The Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation

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Are you planning to buy the Google Nest Mini 2nd Generation but not sure and having numerous questions in your mind.

Then this post is going to help you because we answered here 41 from asked questions about Google Nest Mini you must consider before making the purchase.

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What Is Google Nest Mini?

It is the second generation of the Google Home Mini smart speaker. So Nest Mini is the upgraded version of the Home Mini smart speaker. With this new smart speaker, you will get better sound quality, better voice recognition, and a lot more else.

What is The Launch Date?

October 22, 209

What Can A Google Nest Mini Do?

It comes with a Google Assistant so you can voice command your speaker to listen to music, set the alarm, reminders, ask questions, and there are thousands of tasks it can do for you.

What Is The Difference Between Google Home Mini And Google Nest Mini?

  • Improved speaker with 2x stronger bass
  • Improved voice recognition because now it has 5 mics to listen to your voice, previously it had 4
  • Wall-mounted hook, so you can easily mount as per your convenience
  • They changed the mini plug to full-sized plug to power the device
  • They added a sensor to the centre to play and pause device

What Mobile Devices Are Compatible With Google Nest Mini?

  • An Android phone running Android 5.0 and higher
  • An Android tablet running Android 6.0 and higher
  • An iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.0 or later

Will The 2nd Generation Work With The First Generation?

Yes it can connect to the first generation Google Home Mini

Can Nest Mini Play Apple Music?

Yes it will play but with the help of bluetooth, not natively like Spotify, or Pandora.

In How Many Colors Nest Mini Is Available?

It is available in 4 colors

  • Chalk
  • Sky
  • Corol
  • Charcoal

What Connectivity Sources It Has?

  • Wifi
  • Chromecast
  • Bluetooth

What Is Dimensions & Weight?

  • Diameter: 3.85 in (98 mm)
  • Height: 1.65 in (42 mm)
  • Weight 181 g

How Much Power It Required

15 W and contains DC power jack

What Are The Speaker & MIC Specification?

  • Speaker
  • Google Assistant built in
  • 360-degree sound with 40 mm driver
  • Mics
  • 3 far-field microphones
  • Voice Match technology

Has It A Sensor?

Yes, it has a touch sensor for Volume up /Volume down, Play/Pause

What Processor It Has?

Quad-core 64-bit ARM CPU 1.4 GHz

What You Gonna Get In Box?

  • Nest Mini
  • Power adapter and cable
  • Documentation bundle

What Is Voice Match In Google Nest Mini?

Voice match helps you to get personalised information just for you. So everyone can use the device separately.

What Are Requirements For Google Nest?

  • A Google account
  • A home Wi-fi network
  • Google Home App

Any of the following mobile devices:

  • An Android phone running Android 5.0 and higher
  • An Android tablet running Android 6.0 and higher
  • An iPhone or iPad with iOS 12.0 or later

Why Did Google Home Mini Change Its Name To Nest?

They have not just changed the name; instead, Nest Mini is the upgraded version of Google Home Mini. Also, they are adding it to the Nest line of products.

Which Email Is Used? And How To Change It?

  • Open Google Home App
  • Tap on the “Account” icon bottom from right
  • It will show you the email used
  • From here you can find and change the email address associated with Nest Mini

Who Sells Google Nest Mini?

It depends on the country, if you live in the US, then you can directly buy it from the Google Online Store. If you do not live in the US, then Google Online Store will show you the link of the retails who are selling the device in your country.

How Much Google Nest Mini cost?

It Cost 49$, and during a discount offer, you can buy at up to 10$-12$ off.

How To Connect Different Google Smart Speakers?

  • Open Google Home App
  • There you can see the active nearby devices; just follow the instructions to connect with them.

Note: Please add a name to your speaker to communicate with them easily.

How To Create Speaker Group For Multi-Room Audio?

  • Open the Google Home app
  • From the top left corner tap the add symbol in 
  • Now tap “create speaker group”
  • Now just choose the Google Home speakers you want to include, and then you have to give a unique name for the group.

How To Enable Multi-User Controls?

  • Open the Google Home app
  • Tap on the + icon from top left
  • Select add home member
  • From here you use an email or contact no to invite

You can also read here, what is going to be shared with them.

How To Connect Google Home Mini To Nest Thermostat

  • Open Google Assistant
  • From the top right corner just click on the profile
  • Now tap on Assistant
  • Select home control
  • Go to the device tab
  • From the bottom right of the screen tap on “+” icon
  • Find and select Nest
  • Log in with your Nest account to access your thermostat device
  • Now choose the device

How Does It work?

You just need to say “Hey Google” or “OK Google,” and then you can ask your smart speaker to perform some task for you. You can also ask “what you can do for me”.

How To Connect Google Nest With Smart Home Device?

  • You can do this by using Google Home App.
  • Open Google Home app
  • From the top left just tap Add “+”
  • Tap set up device
  • Choose “Have something already setup up”
  • Select the manufacturer of the device from the list.
  • Now just follow the in-app instruction to complete the setup. 

How To Set A Nickname For Devices?

  • Go to Google Home app
  • Select the device
  • Choose name
  • Enter your desired name
  • Click save 

How To Factory Reset Or Reboot Google Nest Mini?

  • Switch the MIC of, you can find the button to do it on the side. If it is successful, the light will turn orange.
  • Now press and hold on the center of the device till you hear a confirmation sound.
  • You have to hold to the center of the device for 15 seconds approximately.

How Can I connect My Google Nest Mini With Devices Using Bluetooth?

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Tap your device
  • Choose settings.
  • Go to “Device settings,” and select the default music speaker.
  • If it is your first time with Bluetooth, then tap Enable pairing mode.
  • Now it will scan for Bluetooth devices near you
  • Once you see your Bluetooth name, click it to pair.
  • Click done.

How To Change The Volume On TV With Google Nest Mini?

Just Say “ok Google turn the volume ( Up or down) to my TV (say your TV name)”

How To Customize Routines On Google Nest Mini?

  • Open the Google Home app
  • Tap Routines
  • Now manage routines
  • From here you can select ready-made routines and manage them, or can create new routines

How to ceiling mount Google Nest Mini?

Yes, it is possible to mount the device to the ceiling, but for doing this, you have to make an additional purchase of a Weiling Wall mount holder. 

How Good Is Google Nest Mini As A Speaker?

  • In comparison to the previous version, it is more improved, 2x stronger bass, and louder.
  • In comparison to the Echo dot, it is a little week, but there is not a huge difference.
  • In comparison to the regular Bluetooth speaker, it is not effective like those because it is a smart speaker, and Bluetooth speakers are specially built to provide better sound quality.

How To Control Alarm On Google Nest Mini?

You can use the following commands

  • OK Google “Set an alarm for 4 PM or after 4 hour”
  • Ok Google “Turn of or on the alarm”
  • There are various alarm commands for different purposes.

How Do I Call On Google Nest Mini?

You can only make calls using the Google Duo, both the parties have to on Google Duo. If not, then calling is not possible. So you can’t make phone calls from your phone.

How To Create And Manage Speaker Groups?

All devices must be connected to the same Wifi network

  • Open Google Home App
  • From top left tap on the “add +”
  • Select “crate speaker group”
  • Now it will show the available devices
  • Select the speaker you want to add to the group
  • Now tap next to name the group so you can easily command them

If you want to make changes to the already created group, then just tap on the speaker group and tap on setting and select “choose service”. From here, you can add or remove devices.

How To Set Reminders In A Google Nest Mini?

You can use a command like this,

  • Ok Google “set an reminder for 4 PM”
  • Ok Google “remind me to call Dad at 1 PM”
  • OK google “what are my reminders.”

How Do I Set Up Different Voice Recognition On Google Nest Mini?

If you want to add another person from your family or friend to use the Mini for their use too, then you can do this by inviting them.

  • Open Google Home App
  • From top right, click on the profile icon
  • Choose Assistant setting
  • From the menu go to the Assistant
  • Tap on voice match
  • Choose “invite others who use your device”

You can use message, mail, or social messaging apps to invite others.

Can Nest Mini Ring When The Nest Doorbell Is Pressed?

Yes, if you have Google Assistant device in your home and if it is connected to the Nest Doorbell, then you will get an announcement on your Mini whenever your Nest Doorbell rings. Also, if you acquired a Google Assistance with a screen, then you also see who is there.

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