➤# Now You Can Share Responsibility for Nest Speaker’s Digital Wellbeing Settings
Google has announced an important update to the Digital Wellbeing feature on Nest smart speakers and displays. With this change, any member of a household with access to the Nest account can now update Digital Wellbeing filters and schedules, rather than only the user who originally set up the Nest devices. This new functionality allows for shared responsibility in managing Digital Wellbeing features within a household.
➤➤ Key Points:
– ✍️Digital Wellbeing Filters:✍️ Control what content is permitted through Nest/Home speakers and can be used for parental controls to protect kids from inappropriate content.
– ✍️Downtime Feature:✍️ Enables quiet hours for Nest devices in the evening, except for alarms and timers, facilitating a peaceful bedtime routine.
Nest’s Digital Wellbeing filters are designed to ensure content appropriateness for both children and adults. The feature can be used in conjunction with Family Link parental controls to restrict access to explicit music, certain apps, podcasts, and news sources. Additionally, the Downtime feature quiets all Google Nest hubs and speakers during specific hours, allowing for a peaceful and undisturbed evening.
For users who have not previously used Digital Wellbeing, it can be conveniently accessed through the Google Home app. This feature also extends to Android phones and tablets, providing users with the tools to set up new devices, establish Downtime schedules, and add filters to ensure a safe and controlled digital environment.
Digital Wellbeing is just one of the many features available with Google Nest devices. There is a variety of automations and functionalities offered, including the Nest Learning Thermostat, which optimizes home heating and cooling based on user habits and preferences.
✍️Q: Can children have their own Google accounts within the Google Nest household for parental controls with the Digital Wellbeing feature?✍️
A: Yes, the Digital Wellbeing feature can work with children’s Google accounts, ensuring that parental controls are enforced for appropriate content filtering.
✍️Q: How can I access Digital Wellbeing settings on my Google Nest devices?✍️
A: Open the Google Home app, navigate to Settings, and then select Digital Wellbeing. From there, you can set up new devices, establish Downtime schedules, and add filters to control content.
✍️Q: Will this update affect my existing Digital Wellbeing settings?✍️
A: The update allows all household members with access to the Nest account to manage Digital Wellbeing settings, enhancing shared responsibility without impacting existing configurations.
The update to Digital Wellbeing on Google Nest devices reflects a move towards shared responsibility for managing content filters and schedules within a household. This advancement offers enhanced control over the digital environment, ensuring a safe and appropriate experience for all members of the household. Coupled with the array of features available with Google Nest devices, users have access to a comprehensive suite of tools for creating a smart, secure, and enjoyable home environment.