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Google Home

Google Home
alaScore 94

1017 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1017 reviews of Google Home. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and price are generally positive. The size and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, size, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Home is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google Home


Google Home is a great way to show off just how smart Google is, but it doesn't feel like an essential experience yet. That's mainly because it lags behind the Echo in terms of support for third-party services. That makes Echo a smarter buy if you want...

Tasteful design ; Access to Google's massive knowledge graph ; Google Assistant is conversational and context aware ; Chromecast integration has the potential to be a killer feature

Speaker quality is only so-so for music ; Limited third-party app support compared to Amazon ; A handful of expected features aren't available at launch

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Jenny McGrath (

Google Home review


The Google Home is fun, functional, and should only get better with time.

It can be personalized to you, giving you info on your commute, weather, and calendar ; Works with Chromecast ; Answers questions and follow-ups fairly well ; Lots of choices for music

Works with fewer devices than Amazon Alexa

Overall, it’s come a long way since its debut. It quickly caught up to where the Echo was after a year in terms of smart-home control, and it keeps adding features that go way beyond skills. The Voice Match and calling are both great additions, and now...

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (

Google Home review


Amazon's Echo is the undisputed ruler of the nascent smart home market -- a tabletop speaker with a voice-controlled online "smart assistant" named Alexa at your beck and call to answer your questions, tell you a joke or control dozens of compatible...

With Google Assistant built in, the Google Home integrates with Google Calendar, Maps and Chromecast, so it gives you personalized answers. Say the word, and the Home can also control your smart home gadgets or send music and video to your TV and...

The Home's integrations with other Google services still don't allow a lot of give and take -- you can't create reminders or make a to-do list.

Google Home offers more personalized virtual assistance than the Echo, and it's better at controlling your digital entertainment.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Melissa Riofrio (

Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features


Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

Google Home is running hard to catch up with Amazon Echo, which has its own host of services, as well as deeper links with smart-home products than Google Home. On the other hand, Google Home has some advantages on the AI front. These new features will...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Google Home


The Google Home is a great-looking speaker with a voice assistant that's catching up to Amazon's Alexa, although it hasn't quite gotten there yet.

Attractive design. Removable color bases. Well-rounded sound. Multi-room audio.

Still fewer skills than Amazon's Alexa. Doesn't work as a standard Bluetooth speaker.

Alexa is still the queen of voice assistants. Google Home is learning fast, and it does some things better than Alexa does. If you have a Google Play Music account and multiple Google accounts around your household, Google Home will give you a smoother...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (

Living with Google Home


The Google Assistant has been bundled into the browser, added into Android, and squeezed into Android Wear: now, it's getting a sleek object d'art for the smart home. Google Home is the search giant's take on the smart speaker space, a direct challenge...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (

Google Home review: Google puts its A.I. on a nightstand for the win


There's no way to review Google Home in isolation. This hyper-aware voice-activated speaker is an Amazon Echo clone, but improves upon the original concept.

Looks great, sounds great. ; Category-leading microphone performance. ; Google Assistant is hyper-intelligent. ; Packed with surprise-and-delight features.

Plays catch-up to Amazon in third-party device support. ; Still has some learning to do.

There’s still work ahead for the Google Home team. Google needs to support all the smart home platforms that the Echo supports, and Google Home could still learn a few tricks for the devices it control. For example, Home can instantly switch from my...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Grant Clauser Brent Butterworth (

Is the Google Home the Voice-Controlled Speaker for You?


In the growing world of voice-controlled smart speakers, Google has thrown down the gauntlet with its introduction of the Google Home. Is it right for you?

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Gowan (

Google Home Review: Has the Echo Killer Arrived?


Google has made the smart speaker race interesting with Google Home. It can do many of the same basic things as Amazon's Echo can, yet it costs less and has more visual appeal. The Echo delivers better sound, and it connects to far more smart devices,...

Integrates with your Google tools ; Controls Google Cast-enabled devices ; Booming bass

Limited add-ons at this point ; Lacks balanced sound, especially on vocals

Google Home is a worthy rival to Amazon Echo that plays nice with Google software and hardware, but it lacks some key features of its competitors.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Purcell (

Google Home Review: Compared to Amazon Echo


Should you get a Google Home? If you’re a Google user and your account’s not tied to a school, work or personal domain account, then it’s a good option. It’s already excellent early on and will likely grow more useful as new features get added.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Color of product:White
Housing material:Fabric

Energy Management

Power source type:DC


Audio output channels:1.0
Driver diameter:2
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf

Other Features

Audio formats supported:FLAC, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, LPCM, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
Hands-free mode: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Quick installation guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi


Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Cable Length:70.9

Weight & Dimensions