Updated 4:04PM PST: Google Home is back up (for me). All devices will be back up in the next few hours, but you can accelerate the process by unplugging it and then plugging it back in.
Google Home is down globally for many users. The problem might be a glitched Google update for its assistant that was intended to increase privacy, but the update has bricked many devices (including mine). Music, timers, smart home controls, and more Google Home functionalities are down for many users.
Right now, all they hear is this:
“Sorry, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds.” Alternatively, Google says: “There was a glitch. Try again in a few seconds.”