Google Home

Google Home

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  • Google Home is powered by the Google assistant
  • Ask it questions and tell it to do things
  • Control compatible smart devices
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    Powered by your very own Google assistant, Google Home is designed to help streamline your life and manage your everyday tasks. On hectic mornings, get your daily schedule, traffic, and flight info, or set an alarm by saying, Ok Google, wake me up tomorrow at 6:30am. Simplify your shopping duties by telling Google to add things to your shopping list, or use it to set a timer to keep you on track. And there's more — you can ask it questions, tell it to do things, and use it to stream entertainment to your TV with Chromecast. It's your own Google, always ready to help. Just start by saying, "Ok Google."

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    Powered by your very own Google assistant, Google Home is designed to help streamline your life and manage your everyday tasks. On hectic mornings, get your daily schedule, traffic, and flight info, or set an alarm by saying, Ok Google, wake me up tomorrow at 6:30am. Simplify your shopping duties by telling Google to add things to your shopping list, or use it to set a timer to keep you on track. And there's more — you can ask it questions, tell it to do things, and use it to stream entertainment to your TV with Chromecast. It's your own Google, always ready to help. Just start by saying, "Ok Google."


    Google Home:

    • Enjoy your music
      With a simple voice command, play tunes from services like YouTube Music and Google Play Music. Enjoy even more compatible audio services by streaming directly from your phone to Google Home.

    • Get answers from Google
      Get answers to things you want to know including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports and more. Plus, get information to help you do things in your world. Ask "What is the nearest pharmacy?" and follow it up with "When does it close?"

    • Manage your everyday tasks
      With your permission, Google Home can help you with things like your commute, flight information and more. Plus it's a whiz at setting alarms, starting timers and adding items to your shopping list.

    • Control compatible smart devices
      Simply ask Google Home to stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or to turn up your Nest thermostat.

    • Get superior sound and voice technology
      Google Home's high excursion speaker delivers HiFi sound quality. It can also hear you reliably thanks to far-field microphones.

    Specifications

    Manufacturer Part Number: GA3A00417A14
    Connector Type: DC power jackMicro-USB port (for service only)
    Operating System: Android 4.1 and higher
    iOS 8.0 and higher
    Mac OS X 10.9 and higher
    Windows 7 and higher
    Model: HOME
    Brand: Google
    Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 9.19 x 3.79 x 5.62 Inches
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    Customer Reviews | 31 reviews | 4.2 out of 5

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    Google Home is a great product for the family
    11/26/2016

    Customer review by Allaboutthehomedecor

    5.0 stars 11/26/2016 by Allaboutthehomedecor
    by Allaboutthehomedecor

    I’ve had my Google Home for about 3 weeks and have been very happy with it. Setup was a breeze and could have been done by anybody. // Pros / Difference from Echo: - #1 major difference. Google Home can handle different grammatical structures and syntax for the same question. Simple example: What is the capital of Norway? = Which city is the capital of Norway? = What is the Norwegian capital? I find this really good for family and friends because -- unlike with Alexa / Echo -- we don’t have to learn how to exactly verbalize every “skill”. Google Home allows us to speak naturally without us having to learn its own language. - The above ability combined with Google Home’s awareness of context helps it with some complicated questions like: Me: OK Google. What is that song from the Lion King? > Google Home: The songs are Circle of Life and … > Me: OK Google. Play it please > Google Home: Sure. Playing Circle of Life. = Wow. Note that I didn’t even mention the song. - #2 major difference is multi-room audio!! I’ve got two Google Home devices and two Chromecast Audio devices ($35 each) in my home, and I labeled the group as “Entire Home”. So I can say: OK Google. Play Arianna Grande in Entire Home. Echo is unable to do this (yet?). - The “Good morning” / “My day” feature is really neat on Google Home. It tells me in one pass about the weather, traffic to work, my appointments, and rounds up with news from my favorite sources. - Works flawlessly with Chromecast devices. Example: OK Google. Play a funny cat video from YouTube on the Living Room Chromecast > Then Google plays it on Chromecast, which triggers my living room TV to show the video - There are some customizable bases that are better suited to your home decor. However, these are a little pricey for fabric and metal. Nonetheless, Google Home is very soft and unassuming in its design whereas Echo feels very industrial to me personally. // Pros / Similarities with Amazon Echo: - The far-field mics work well and can pick up voices from across the room without having to yell. - The speaker quality is very good. - Works well with Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, etc. But Google Home doesn’t work with Amazon Music (yet?). - Connected Home - Works well with Philips Hue lightbulbs and Nest Thermostat. I haven’t tested out other brands like LifX, Wemo, etc. I do think Echo has more connected home applications because it’s been in the market longer, but I don’t use those other services at this time. - Set reminders, timers, get recipes, get directions, call an Uber - There are lots of IFTTT (third party app -- try it out!) routines that can be built. - The Google Home app is very easy to use. // Minor Cons - You do have to say “OK Google” to prompt the device. However, this is no different than saying “Alexa” for Echo. The Pro I seen in this is related to privacy -- I don’t want the device to respond to anything my family is talking about unless we specifically want to interact with it. - Only the top of the Google Home device has a light indicator to show when it’s listening. So if you’ve got this on your kitchen counter and you’re seated on your couch (at a lower height), you may not see the lights. Echo overcomes this with the light ring around the device. - The Google Home device can’t be used as a speakerphone or be used to make phone calls. - Saying OK Google also triggers my phone. I’d like the ability to choose the device with which I want to interact. // Major Cons: - There can only be one user profile! So I can get a run down of my day, but my girlfriend can’t get hers; we can only hear my services but not hers. To be fair, this isn’t that different from Echo, but it is a little annoying. This seems like the next step for both Google and Amazon. Overall, I think Google Home is an excellent product, and I look forward to seeing more services being made available.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Google making hardware is a beautiful thing.
    11/20/2016

    Customer review by iamn

    5.0 stars 11/20/2016 by iamn
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    Amazing product. The accuracy recognizing what I say is extremely good. Been using it mostly for news and music in the morning, and to impress friends when they come. Want to set up some iot lights that I can use voice control on but they're too expensive at the moment. If you have a chrome cast you'll never have to search for videos again because you can just find them with your voice and it integrates flawlessly. The speaker is surprisingly very robust. Only negative for me is having to say "hey Google" every time. It's not as smooth as saying a name like Alexa.

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    The Google Home Makes Life More Convenient
    11/6/2016

    Customer review by scovartwo

    5.0 stars 11/6/2016 by scovartwo
    by scovartwo

    The Google Home is a well built voice activated speaker that sounds pretty good and is useful for many things, specifically the Google Home is quite useful for setting alarms and timers, and I have been getting up in the morning more consistently than I had been before I received my Google Home. The Google Home is able to play at volume levels that are plenty sufficient for most situations. If you choose to buy a Google home, after connecting it to your internet connection, then it is best to download the Google Home app for Android or Apple, then locate and optimize all the settings to get the best experience using the Google Home. In the settings there is a setting called Accessibility, it allows you to turn on the option to play an audible sound, which indicates when you should speak your verbal request. This means that after you say OK GOOGLE, you will then hear an audible beep, so you will know exactly when to speak your request, without this Accessibility sound option turned on, it is necessary to be looking at the Google Home device when saying OK GOOGLE, so that you can see the lights on the top of the Google Home light up, of which the lights indicates that you should then speak your request. It is basically easier to say OK GOOGLE and hear an audible beep indicating when to speak your request, than it is to say OK GOOGLE and have to be looking at the device to see the visual indicator to know when to speak your request. The Google Home app has the option to add your home address, which is necessary for the Google Assistant to provide your weather requests, as the Google Home needs to know the location of the weather that you are desiring. The Google Home app allows you to set a desired music playback source, and also allows you to create a list of your desired news sources, allowing you to customize the news that you can hear playing through the Google Home. Newer versions of the Android operating system have the built in options of allowing the Google Assistant to be always listening, so that you can say OK GOOGLE, and then you can make a verbal request, the same way that the Google Home does, but using the Google Home device is a much better experience. The two microphones on the Google Home pick up your voice noticeably better than the microphone on a smart phone. The Google Chrome web browser has apps and extensions that can be installed, which add interactivity with your Google Home device. Do a Google search for Chrome Web Store, and it will bring up the website where you can search for and install the available Google Apps and Extensions. The Google Keep app for Google Chrome, allows you to create a shopping list that can be used with the Google Home Assistant, just create a shopping list in the Google Keep app, then ask the Google Home Assistant: What is my shopping list, then the Assistant will verbally remind you of all the things on your shopping list. The Google Keep app can be downloaded for Android or Apple and can be installed on your smart phone, allowing you to create shopping lists the same way. The Google Calendar extension for Google Chrome, allows you to quickly add calendar entries, then you can ask the Google Home Assistant: What is on my calendar, and the Assistant will verbally remind you of your calendar events. The Google Cast extension for Google Chrome, allows you to see which song Pandora is playing, this extension allows you to pause music playback and also adjust the volume level, all of this from the Google Chrome browser. Below is a list of verbal requests that the Google Home can be used for: What time is it Set an alarm for 7 am, Set a timer for 30 minutes (Multiple timers and alarms can be set) Stop alarm, Stop timer, Stop all timers, Stop all alarms What is today’s weather (Your local weather will be read if your address has been set) What is the weather in Ventura, California (Any city and state can be requested) What is the humidity (Your local humidity will be read if your address has been set) Is Wal-Mart open, Is Best Buy open, Is Jack in the box open, etc.. What is on my calendar (Calendar events must be added first in Google Calendar) Add orange juice to my shopping list, Add bananas to my shopping list, etc.. What is my shopping list Play music, Pause music (Music will play from your chosen default music source) Play Google Play music (Use this if Pandora is default music source) Play Pandora music (Use this if Google Play Music is default music source) Play news, Pause news (News will play from your chosen list of news sources) Turn up the volume, Turn down the volume Volume level 4, Volume level 6, Volume level 3, etc.. (Volume levels 1 - 10) What is the volume The Google Home voice activated smart speaker, allows adding Philips Hue lighting control, it is necessary to synchronize the Google Home device with the Philips Hue bridge, this synchronizing is done in the settings of the Google Home app on an Android or Apple device, once this is setup, all of the following can be said to control Philips Hue lighting. Turn lights on 10 percent, Turn lights on 50 percent, Turn lights light blue (Daylight), Turn lights white (Warm white), Turn lights red (Great for movie lighting, or night lights), Dim lights, Turn lights on 100 percent, Turn lights off. The Google Home has a really nice power supply, which has a silicone strap that wraps around the cord. A quality power supply always adds to making an electronic device have a luxury feel to it. My overall opinion of the Google Home Assistant, is that owning and using the Google Home has made life more convenient.

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    This thing is pretty cool
    11/5/2016

    Customer review by BrazzleDazzle

    5.0 stars 11/5/2016 by BrazzleDazzle
    by BrazzleDazzle

    It's pretty much like having the power of the internet, without having to type. You just ask...

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    Google Home VERSUS Amazon's Echo!
    10/8/2016

    Customer review by LetJusticeBeServed

    3.0 stars 10/8/2016 by LetJusticeBeServed
    by LetJusticeBeServed

    I think that Amazon's ECHO (Alexa) need a bit of competition; however, Alexa is leaving the rest of them behind. Until Google "catch up" with as many APPS as Amazon & partners are offering I'm afraid "Google Home" is going to be left behind. Amazon's ECHO (Alexa) debued a few years ago...and already is in a CLASS by itself. Alexa can control residential lights, thermostats, lock & unlock doors to the residence, set burgular alarm, turn on the (water) irrigation sprinklers, turn your vehicle on (get it all warmed up for you during cold harsh weather...defrost the windows), she will let you know if you are low on fuel, oil and break fluid! She can even order pizza or a uber ride for you! lol She can place orders on Amazon for you (especially repeat orders such as computer essentilas-like printer ink. She can also make a "TO DO" list for you, a grocery list, a events calendar, etc. Alexa can help children with homework, she reads books and play numereous mind games & music. She has a GREAT, VAST RESOURCE that she utilizes. She GROWS every day; therefore, she is ALWAYS up on current events & data!!! She gives the forecast for the day "or" an entire week. She's quite accurate with the weather (haven't made a mistake with me yet)! ;-D She can give you transportation schedules for "local" buses, BART, etc. Alexa can book entertainment venues for you (such as StubHub, etc.), reserve the tickets, etc. let you know what's going on in entertainment industry or whats showing at the theater/cinema. She also knows what is happening in your territory-specials events, galas, plays, shows, tours, festivals, art exhibits, musicals, ballet, etc. She also keep you "updated" with sports, current & past events. She's current with political & world NEWS. She has an APP that allows her to recite requested recipes, etc. (This APP is growing daily). She is also an alarm, and has a "reminder" timer! You'll never be LATE for events, picking up the kiddies from soccer practice AND you'll never burn that cake again! :-D Yeah, ALEXA is WOWESOME. Google has a lot to catch up to! ;-D If they get the software engineers and people that just love making APPS, then "Google Home" will give Amazon Alexa (ECHO) a challenge. I'm sure both products utilize Far-Field VOICE RECOGNITION (this allow the units to accept voice commands from across the room). The speakers on ECHO are so superior. I can hardly believe the "sound" that comes from this 9-inch product. Amazon has also released their "portable" version of ECHO, it's call "ECHO TAP"...you tap the button on the front and she can do everything that the "home stationed" ECHO (ALEXA) can do. Amazon's "ECHO TAP" is great for people on the go! It is shorter and is protected with a sling (rubber) casing (cost extra, a lot of assorted colors to chose from, there is also a "travel" pouch available). Amazon's ECHO TAP utilizes (both) WI-FI & BLUETOOTH...it charges on a small disc (very cool looking). It last about 12 hrs. on a single charge. You can also "charge" with your USB port on laptaps, etc. Additionally, Amazon has another fine product call, "ECHO DOT"! Dot is smaller and can be hooked up to "any" sound/stereo system(TV ???)...and it will actually allow the system to receive VOICE COMMANDS. Pretty cool. It is 1/3 the size of Amazon's Echo, (which by the way is the perfect height & size...9-inches X 3-inches diameter, weigh about 37 oz., cost $179.99, but you can get it for $149. Amazon promotion period). AMAZON PRIME MEMBERS PURCHASE WAS ONLY $99.00 (But, I think that ended a couple of years ago). Amazon was offering "ECHO" for the special debut retail price to get the "buzz" going for their product at the time. I'm not sure if GOOGLE HOME promoted their product in such a manner. But, I must say that the $129.00 PRICE POINT is not to bad, "if" GOOGLE HOME offers a zillion APPS to make it work like Amazon's ECHO (Alexa). Hum.... Amazon's ECHO, Amazon's TAP & Amazon's DOT is here to stay, i.e. until we get our ROBOTS & Jet Packs! ;-D Then they will become ancient...a thing of the past! LOL *P.S. My family & I enjoy GOOGLE BRAND products, as well; therefore, we are looking forward to seeing what they do with "GOOGLE HOME" in the future (2017-2018). This is going to be a lot of FUN...let the race begin...so far Amazon's ECHO (ALEXA) is in the lead!

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