Google Home is coming on strong
Google Home is far more than just a voice activated speaker. Powered by the Google Assistant, it offers voice control for your home, your music and your latest binge watching fix. All with the ever expanding knowledge of google. As a result you get access to so much information and functionality, with a minimal amount of setup.
Since its release in November of 2016, it has been gaining momentum and functionality. Doing a great job of increasing services it supports and products it controls. This includes music and video services, streaming devices, smart home products and more. The list has been consistently growing. You can find Google Home at most stores for $129, there are even specials from time to time.
Google doesn’t need an introduction. They have become the standard for searching the internet. Many of us even use them as a verb, as we “google that”. Google has a large product offering, that reaches many different industries and customers. They deliver social media solutions, software solutions and hardware accessories. Some of these include Google Docs, Chromecast devices, YouTube and so many others. Now Google Home brings the power of the Google Assistant into your home as a modestly tagged voice controlled speaker.
Google home is so much more than just a voice controlled speaker. Another Google product that seems so simple and delivers so much. It wasn’t the first home assistant, but it sure brings a lot to the table. In this review, I will go through setting up the speaker and connecting to your smart home.
I will also go through the features and benefits I have come to love about Google Home. As I got to know this new member of my house, it quickly became a welcomed addition.
Read on, learn about the features and uses as well as why Google home and its buddies have added a whole new dimension to entertaining.
The Google Home speaker was enjoyed so much it has received the SHA Too Cool Award! I am sure you will agree as you read on. I was very surprised by some of the features that for me added a lot of value and fun.
In this review I will cover
- Setup, getting Google Home up and running
- Google Home App and features
- Privacy, just what does it record?
- Google Home as the voice control for your smart home
- Smart Home compatibility
- Chromecast and Chromecast audo and how well they all work together
- The all Important Summary.
[sam_pro id=”1_14″ codes=”true”]Setting up your new assistant
The first step to any new addition to your home automation system is setting it up. It doesn’t matter if its a light bulb or a door knob. There are a lot of great devices out there that really make it easy to integrate it into your home. Google is definitely no slacker. I had the Google Home setup in just a few clicks.
If you would like to browse through the initial setup process, its just a couple clicks away below, you can follow it step by step in the picture viewer. The setup process was very easy. As with most smart home products, the process is pretty simple. You plug it in. Download the appropriate app. Add the product to your wireless network. Then configure your settings.
The Google app makes this really easy to do. I had no problems getting it up an running in just a couple minutes. Right after I opened the Google Home app, there was a message telling me that there was a new Google home ready to be setup. There was even logic in the app that informed me that my phone was on a different wireless network than the Google Home I was setting up. Then after setting up the Google Home, it switched my phone so that I could begin casting.