Abner Li / 9to5Google - 2 years ago
  • Shortly after the launch of the Google Home Mini, a hardware bug resulted in Google removing the ability to play/pause media.
  • According to The Verge, start/stop controls for media, alarms, and other similar functionality is returning with an upcoming software update.
  • Originally, tapping the center of the Google Home Mini would have the smart speaker start listening for commands.
  • Google subsequently removed the ability to tap the center of the speaker, with users having to rely on the hotword.