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Google Home

Google Home
alaScore 93

986 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 986 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.

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

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 (digitaltrends.com)

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 (cnet.com)

Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn't buy it

 

It's a well balanced smart speaker with tons of features. But if you have a specific need, there's likely a better smart speaker for you.

The Google Home accurately answers almost any question you can think to ask it. It's loaded with cool features that allow it to make calls, control your smart home, help out in the kitchen and more. It even sounds pretty good when playing music and can...

Google's marquee smart speaker still can't do a couple of basic tasks such as take notes. Its sound quality won't be good enough if you're an audiophile. Google Home has caught up, but still doesn't work with as many smart home gadgets as the Amazon Echo.

Google Home is a great smart speaker with a ton of capabilities, but you have so many smart speaker options at this point that I'm less inclined to recommend this well balanced middle child.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Gebhart (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 : Elsa Wenzel (cnet.com)

Google Home review: Google Home

 

Google Home

Google Home is easy to set up and maintain; organizes feeds within a clean page layout; integrates Google tools and third-party content.

Google Home offers only six tabs to organize content; Google tailors search results to your lookups while you're signed in.

Google Home is a breezy service that lets you create a custom sign-in page chock-full of news and widgets.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

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 : Michael Simon (techhive.com)

You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how

 

Google has finally given its Home and Home Mini speakers the ability to play music through a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how to do it.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (techhive.com)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:White
Housing material:Fabric

Energy Management

Current:2
Power source type:DC

Loudspeakers

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

Current:2
Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Cable Length:70.9

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.8
Height:5.62
Weight:16.8