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Google Home

Google Home
alaScore 92

1004 reviews

Jun, 2019

We have collected and analysed 82 expert reviews and 922 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Sep 18, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 9478 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Jun 17, 2019.

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Expert review by : David Ludlow (trustedreviews.com)

Google Home Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Google Home review: The Amazon Echo needs to watch out. Improvements to Google Assistant have made this a contender.

Great design ; Decent sound ; Reasonable price point ; Conversational assistant ; Easy setup

Limited smart home compatibility ; Speaker isn't very loud ; Needs to be plugged in at all times

Google Home is a powerful smart speaker, powered by the smartest voice assistant and a growing range of smart device support.

Feb, 2019

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. The Google Home has caught up, but still doesn't work with as many smart home gadgets as the...

The 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.

Nov, 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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Google Home review

 

Google enters the voice-controlled assistant world, but has some catching up to do

Simple to use ; Unobtrusive design ; Works with Chromecast ; Multi-room capability ; Stereo pairing

Few apps ; Average sound ; Limited smart home capability ; No Bluetooth (but it's coming)

Google has arrived late to the voice-controlled assistant party, and has some catching up to do

Apr, 2017

Expert review by (t3.com)

Google Home review: does it beat Amazon Echo?

 

Unless you want a pub quiz mate or need integration with Google Music and Chromecast, you're better off asking Alexa

Cheaper and arguably more attractive than Echo ; Better at answering questions than Echo ; Built in voice control of Netflix and Chromecast

Less good as a music speaker than Echo ; Does less overall than Echo

Expert review by : Maggie Tillman Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

 

Google Home has and continues to mature since it first launched. If you don't mind waiting for its full potential, it's the voice-assistant speaker to get.

Good-looking design will integrate anywhere around the home ; Touch panel controls ; In-depth conversational and search-based results ; Supports up to six users

Less third-party app support than Amazon Echo ; Microphone pick-up limited when music is playing

Google Home has matured a lot since it first launch and continues to, so if you don't mind waiting for it to reach its full potential, then it's the voice-assistant speaker to get. It's good looking, great sounding and, it has the potential to be the...

Dec, 2018

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