Google offers many ambient sounds from Google Assistant, including one for white noise that can help block noise to make it easier to sleep or study. But the company apparently changed its white noise sound last week, and many have expressed frustration over the update, as reported by 9to5Google.
The change has been disruptive to many people, as documented in this Google Nest community thread with more than 150 responses. Some described the new white noise as quieter or muffled. One person said their child asked to use another white noise generator instead of a Google Nest Hub. Another said their toddler has observed the change and wakes up at night.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It is unclear whether the company plans to adjust the white noise in any way to address complaints.
If you want the old white noise back right now, a user on Reddit has uploaded a one-hour track with an original and longer versions of it to Google Drive, which you could theoretically use as solutions. Alternatively, you might want to try the other ambient sounds available to Google, such as forest sounds and rain sounds; you can see the full list here.