Google Home

Google Home
79

Engadget Review

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 to control smarthome devices -- but Home is a perfectly viable option for those who use lots of Google services.

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Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google Home
Not a must-buy yet, but it will get better with more third-party support.
Engadget
EngadgetNovember 28, 2016

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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
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Critics

10 reviews

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Users

2 reviews

90

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Key Specs

TYPE
Wireless speakers
CONNECTIONS
WiFi

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