Google Home has arrived and appears to be a solid competitor to Amazon’s Echo, the home assistant that is anticipated to be a big winner this holiday season. At www.thegadgetpill.com we have already reviewed Amazon Echo in these posts. Echo will blow you away. Amazon Echo Dot
Google Home allows you to simplify your everyday life, with a voice-activated speaker system powered by the Google Assistant. You can use various voice commands to have the home assistant play your favorite music, get answers to your questions from Google and manage your day to day tasks. It is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, and it can also control compatible smart devices such as Chromecast or Nest.
Google Home is currently available at Best Buy for $129. The unit comes in white with slate fabric and is 5.5 inches high and almost 4″ wide. It weighs just over 1 pound.
The unit is designed for indoor use. You can enjoy all of your music with a simple voice command, and play tunes from services like YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Spotify. If you stream directly from your smartphone, you can enjoy even more compatible audio services. You can get answers to all of your questions about things you want to know such as the latest info on weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more.
Also with your permission Google Home can inform you on traffic for your daily trip to work, or update you on flight information for you coming trip. It easily sets alarms, starts timers, and adds items to your shopping list. You can control all of you compatible smart devices also, and stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or to turn up your Nest thermostat. The assistant’s high excursion speaker delivers HiFi sound quality.
The days of home voice assistants are here just as they were promised to us in futuristic movies 40-50-60 years ago. You can’t go wrong with either Google Home or Amazon Echo, both outstanding state-of-the-art technologies.