Google Home

Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

5.0/5
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Google Home is your home assistant, controlled by your voice. You can ask whatever is on your mind from playing some music, or just a curious question to some hands-free shopping. It will be glad to assist you and your needs. It comes in three different sizes and four colors to match your interior and pairs with your smart home.

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I've actually had it for several months. I didn't get to play around with it too much, but for now its main use is with Google Music. I ask it to play songs, bands, albums or just generic stuff like "saturday morning music" and it's pretty good at it. I also ask it the weather, I occasionally set reminders on it and once or twice I set a countdown. I guess I'm not yet accustomed to it being there.

Pros:

Quick & easy setup, nice design, decent sound quality.

Cons:

No multiple profiles, no voice recognition, often fails to understand commands.

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Coder. Taco Lover.

Best part for me: coming home at night, I can just shout at my Google Home to turn on the lights instead of stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch!

Pros:

Easy to set up, fun to use with a futuristic feel to your house, control Wemo smart lighting

Cons:

Can't add more than one calendar (yet), some functions crippled in Canada

PR & Advocacy Supervisor, Vega

Kinda feels like living in the future!

Pros:

simple, sleek, and it works!

Cons:

playing music with google home still seems a little janky