Expand the capabilities of your Google Nest device by pairing it with Tile!
Your Google Assistant on Google Nest devices can assist you in finding your things by using Tile technology. Simply ask your Google Assistant to ring your Tile or check up your Tile’s last seen location. Just make sure you have the Tile app and the Google Home app to get finding!
How do I sync Tile with Google Nest devices?
You can sync your Tile account with your Google Home app:
- Open the Google Home App
- Tap Add
- Tap Set up device
- Under Works with Google, select Have something already set up?
- Search for Tile and select it
- Enter your Tile login email and password
- Once you fill out Tile login information, you will be linked successfully!
Note: Voice Match needs to be turned on so your Assistant can recognize your voice and know it’s you asking for your Tiles (https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7342711?hl=en)
How can I use Tile with Google Nest devices?
You can ring your Tile by saying:
”Hey Google, ring my (laptop, keys)”
“Hey Google, make my (backpack, water bottle, wallet) ring”
Or, you can ask the location of your Tile by saying:
“Hey Google, where is my (purse, camera, tablet)”
“Hey Google, find my (gym bag, passport, bike)”
How does it work?
Google Nest (formerly known as Google Home) devices like Google Home, Google Nest Mini, and Google Nest Hub are able to locate and ring your Tiles via Bluetooth - so you don’t need your phone or Tile app nearby in order for your Tiles to ring.
How do Google Nest devices know the location of my Tile?
If the Tile is at home, you can use your Google Nest devices to determine the last location your Tile was seen (this is why you may hear a response like, “Your keys were last seen at 9pm near Home”). Sometimes, Google Nest devices may not be able to locate your Tile, for example, when your Tiles are not at Home. In this case, Google Nest devices will tell you the street address of where your Tile was last seen based on Tile’s location services.
Are there differences between iPhone and Android users?
With Android, the Tile app keeps a constant Bluetooth connection to your Tiles; for this reason, your Google Nest devices may not be able to locate your Tiles directly, and will have to rely on your phone to determine the location of the Tiles; this is why the Google Assistant may respond to a location question with, “Your keys were last seen at [your home address]”. iPhone users will receive a response like “Your wallet was last seen at 4pm near Home” more consistently. The Android app will soon be updated to match the iPhone experience.
If a family member and I both have our own Tiles with the same name (i.e. Keys), how do I make sure my Google Nest device rings the right Tile?
Before ringing or locating your Tile, Google Nest devices will make sure the query is coming from you (via Voice Match). So if you and a family member each have a Tile with the same name, Google Nest devices will identify who is asking for the Tile and ring the appropriate device!
Can I ring or find my phone via Tile using the Google Assistant?
No, the Google Assistant is only able to help you ring and locate your Tiles. In order to locate your phone you can double-tap on Tiles that are enabled with the reverse ring functionality or use the Tile app on a different device.
What if I don’t have a Google Nest device - can I still ring or locate my Tiles using the Google Assistant?
Yes, both smartphones and third-party devices with Google Assistant built-in (for example, certain Sonos speakers) are able to ring and locate your Tile. However, you do need a mobile phone with the Tile app running nearby, so that the Tile App can tell your device to ring your nearby Tile.
What if my Google Nest device can't connect and ring my Tile?
Have no fear, we can help! Make sure your Google Nest device is connected and working by trying another simple action such as checking the weather. Once you’ve determined that the Google Nest device is working, and the Tile integration is not, contact us and we will help resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
*The Tile action for Google Nest devices is available in English in the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.