If you liked the Amazon Echo, then you will love Google Home. With smarter technology and a sleek look that seamlessly blends in your home the Google Home smart speaker is giving the Echo some stiff competition.
August 25, 2016
Everything to Know About Google Home
Not too long ago, Amazon took the world by surprise when the company announced and released the Amazon Echo. This home speaker device took everyone by storm as it could be integrated into everyday life and other smart technologies with such ease. However, it also did not have any competition to give Amazon a run for their money.
In the spirit of good old-fashioned business competitiveness, Google has created their own home speaker and smart technology compatible device known as Google Home. While this speaker certainly will play music on your command, it is also so much more than that.
This incredible device looks great, works even better and will be sure to be a fantastic addition to homes everywhere. Before you make a decision as to whether it is the right home assistant device for you and your home, get to know more of the facts about what it can do for you.
Sleek and Innovative Appearance
One of the best features of Google Home is it’s sleek design. It fits perfectly and blends into any setting in your home and unique design scheme. Its design is sleek and unassuming in your home, creating big sound from a small device.
The Google team responsible for Home designed the exterior of the product to be customizable with a variety of color and finish choices for the base. Metal and fabric finishes are available for the base as well as colors such as black, white, and purple. The top hardware portion of Google Home has been carefully planned out including the choreography and placement of the LED lights. There are also no distracting buttons on the Google Home making it much easier to integrate into your home design.
Conversational Voice Assistance and Contextual Awareness
One of the many benefits of Google Home that sets it apart from Amazon Echo is a more conversational form of voice assistance. This means is that Home uses the context of a question asked previously to help in answering the next question.
This creates a more streamlined and humanistic quality that is not yet possible using the Amazon Echo. Having contextual awareness is not new to Google’s technology. However, in home assistant speaker systems, it is most certainly a game changer.
Connectivity Between Multiple Devices
Another major plus on the side is its ability to connect between multiple devices. While you can have more than one Amazon Echo in a home, including the Amazon Dot and Amazon Tap, these devices do not communicate together.
This lack of communication can be frustrating for users who want an integrated system. On the other hand Google Home can connect to any device on the same network. This means that any Google-enabled phone, Chromebook, smart TV, and other devices powered by Google can all be connected to the smart home device.
Smart Home Hub
Google Home connects with smart home devices to make the system even more integrated. Devices include light bulbs, security systems, thermostats, and appliances that can all be connected to form complete home automation. It works as a central hub to control all of those devices. This means, you could ask Google Home to turn off the lights in rooms across the house.
Google Home is an incredibly useful device that plays your music, answers questions, and helps run your home better. With its stylish design and useful and convenient features, Google Home is certainly a virtual personal assistant device that gives the Amazon Echo a run for its money.[/vc_column_text]