Google Home

7.9/10 AVG.
RATING

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

- Jenny McGrath , Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Supported Audio Formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC with support for high-resolution streams | Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi | Speaker: High excursion speaker with 2” driver + dual 2” passive radiators, Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use | Power: Required 16.5V, 2A included | Ports & Connectors: DC power jack | Supported Operating Systems: Android 4.1 and higher, iOS 8.0 and higher

Supported Audio Formats: HE-AAC, LC-AAC+, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC with support for high-resolution streams | Wireless: 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wi-Fi | Speaker: High excursion speaker with 2” driver + dual 2” passive radiators, Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use | Power: Required 16.5V, 2A included | Ports & Connectors: DC power jack | Supported Operating Systems: Android 4.1 and higher, iOS 8.0 and higher

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Specification

Brand Google
Release date 4-November-2016
Weight 477 grams (16.84 ounces)

Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


The Wirecutter

For smart homes, smart verbal search queries, smart Chromecasting, and more

from The Wirecutter

This is a great choice for anyone looking for an inexpensive multiroom audio system, or a way to use their Google accounts to make a voice-controlled smart home even smarter.

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This is a great choice for anyone looking for an inexpensive multiroom audio system, or a way to use their Google accounts to make a voice-controlled smart home even smarter.

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Tech Advisor

Improving all the time

from Tech Advisor

The Google Home is the best all-round smart speaker you can get offering a great balance of, price, design, sound quality and features. It answers all our questions, keeps us entertained and up to date, and even turns on and off our lights. It is quite literally one of the best and most exciting talking points our home has seen.

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The Google Home is the best all-round smart speaker you can get offering a great balance of, price, design, sound quality and features. It answers all our questions, keeps us entertained and up to date, and even turns on and off our lights. It is quite literally one of the best and most exciting talking points our home has seen.

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Know Your Mobile

Super useful, but not quite there yet

from Know Your Mobile

Google Home is a constantly evolving piece of technology that, in the right hands, is super useful. The sound quality isn’t great, but it’s smarter than nearly everything else out there and its command of search, voice recognition, and your own personal data is very impressive indeed.

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Google Home is a constantly evolving piece of technology that, in the right hands, is super useful. The sound quality isn’t great, but it’s smarter than nearly everything else out there and its command of search, voice recognition, and your own personal data is very impressive indeed.

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finder.com.au

A promising start

from finder.com.au

It's not J.A.R.V.I.S. yet, but the Google Home speaker does a good job of impressing for such a young ecosystem.

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It's not J.A.R.V.I.S. yet, but the Google Home speaker does a good job of impressing for such a young ecosystem.

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Canadian Reviewer

Impressive and potentially game-changing

from Canadian Reviewer

Google Home is a demonstration of Google's awesome collection of knowledge sources, from the latest news, weather information, podcasts, music and various smart home and automation services, this is the first smart speaker that opens up a world of possibilities for Canadians. The best thing...More

Google Home is a demonstration of Google's awesome collection of knowledge sources, from the latest news, weather information, podcasts, music and various smart home and automation services, this is the first smart speaker that opens up a world of possibilities for Canadians. The best thing about Google Home is that today we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of what this impressive and potentially game-changing voice-driven conduit to various cloud-based services and technologies.

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Mobile Syrup

Google Assistant leads the charge

from Mobile Syrup

Overall, I'm pleased with the Home and happy that Google has opted to finally bring the device to Canada. Home could easily replace my Echo and probably will given how it matches the functionality Amazon's IoT device is capable of, but also features Google Assistant.

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Overall, I'm pleased with the Home and happy that Google has opted to finally bring the device to Canada. Home could easily replace my Echo and probably will given how it matches the functionality Amazon's IoT device is capable of, but also features Google Assistant.

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The Guardian

The smart speaker that answers almost any question

from The Guardian

Google Home is an excellent entry into the burgeoning smart speaker race that’s revving up between the big US technology companies. Amazon’s Echo and Alexa have a head start, but Google’s Assistant is highly capable in many ways, but strangely half-baked in others.

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Google Home is an excellent entry into the burgeoning smart speaker race that’s revving up between the big US technology companies. Amazon’s Echo and Alexa have a head start, but Google’s Assistant is highly capable in many ways, but strangely half-baked in others.

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Android Community

For all its potential, still mostly an early adopter gadget

from Android Community

You probably already know whether or not you fall into the "early adopter" camp. If that's you, there's plenty of cool stuff to explore in Google Home beyond the core casting and streaming experience. If not, buy it because you want a good, stylish connected speaker that can occasionally tell you...More

You probably already know whether or not you fall into the "early adopter" camp. If that's you, there's plenty of cool stuff to explore in Google Home beyond the core casting and streaming experience. If not, buy it because you want a good, stylish connected speaker that can occasionally tell you the distance between London and Edinburgh and remind you how many cups are in a quart.

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Coolsmartphone

Help you be more efficient at competing those little tasks

from Coolsmartphone

Overall, with the new multi-account feature becoming available, the sensitivity of the microphones, the cleverness of the Google brain and the accuracy of the voice recognition, this is a device which can only get better and better.

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Overall, with the new multi-account feature becoming available, the sensitivity of the microphones, the cleverness of the Google brain and the accuracy of the voice recognition, this is a device which can only get better and better.

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T3

Cheaper and arguably more attractive than Echo

from T3

Google Home is a near-magical device in terms of its technical abilities, but also one that doesn't do enough to make buying it essential. Since Alexa and Echo do exist, however, I'll add that for any users who aren't knee-deep in Google's Music/Chromecast eco system, I'd currently recommend...More

Google Home is a near-magical device in terms of its technical abilities, but also one that doesn't do enough to make buying it essential. Since Alexa and Echo do exist, however, I'll add that for any users who aren't knee-deep in Google's Music/Chromecast eco system, I'd currently recommend Amazon's AI instead, particularly the dirt cheap Amazon Echo Dot, as long as you have a speaker to plug it into.

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