It’s probably happened to you at least once, you’re watching TV and suddenly a random advert for Google Home comes up and next thing you know your Google Home is lighting up and responding. Well, there’s a way to tell Google and hopefully get it to stop.
The issue has been brought to light in the UK where electronics retailer Curry’s PC World has been playing a Christmas campaign for Google Home which has been getting users Google Home to play Christmas music and perform other functions, often late at night when it’s inappropriate. In response to a tweet about the behaviour, the @MadebyGoogle gave this piece of advice
Hey Pam, thanks for the tweet. We're already looking into this, but if this happens again could you file feedback with the keywords "Home Ad Triggered"? Here's how: https://t.co/TrLDg33QkB
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) November 4, 2018
It’s not going to catch the random words that make Google Home light up, but if you find there’s one ad consistently lighting up your Google Home, use the Feedback command and specify Home Ad triggered.