Google’s insistence on cloud-based controls for its networking merchandise has often prompted points, Now will probably be a motive pushing anybody nonetheless utilizing the OnHub to discover a substitute by the tip of subsequent yr when Google’s apps cease permitting house owners to vary the settings on their units. An electronic mail went out to customers, and a support page revealed the changeover is scheduled for December nineteenth, 2022.
Before December 19, 2022
- Your OnHub router will continue to work as normal, but won’t receive any new software features or security updates.
- We recommend you upgrade to a new Wi-Fi setup today. A special discount code has been emailed to OnHub users only, for 40% off Nest Wifi on the Google Store.
- This promotional code is available for a limited time.
After December 19, 2022
- Your OnHub router will still provide a Wi-Fi signal, but you’ll no longer be able to manage it with the Google Home app.
- You won’t be able to update things like Wi-Fi network settings, add additional Wifi devices, or run speed tests.
- Google Assistant features like “Hey Google, pause my Wi-Fi” will stop working.
OnHub performance can’t be guaranteed.
The idea was that by styling them to fit with interior decorations, people would be more likely to place them in a central location, thereby improving Wi-Fi coverage. After the shutdown date, the routers will still work, but you won’t be able to adjust their settings, get any updates, or really do any troubleshooting. For its part, Google is offering owners a 40 percent discount on a Nest Wifi unit, which should knock a fair amount off of pricing that currently starts at $149 for a base unit by itself or $189 for a base and one extender.