Google Home

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Key specs

Smart home platform
Google Assistant, Homey, IFTTT
Power supply type
Grid current
Voice control
Yes
Linkable to a protocol
No

Pros and cons

According to our smart home hub expert
  • Thanks to the voice control, you can control the hub without using your smartphone or tablet.
  • With extra Google Assistant speakers, you can easily create a multi-room setup and stream music throughout the house.
  • If you connect the speaker to a Google Chromecast, you can stream voice-activated videos to your TV.
  • You need a Google account to use functions such as calendar management.
  • To control a standard television with the hub, you need a Chromecast.
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Description

The Google Home speaker plays your favorite music and is your hands-free help around the house. The speaker can be set up for each language and country. You get the most recent information about things such as the trains, the weather, and the news from the country that you've set. This isn't available for Belgium yet. You can give commands to play music or to dim your smart lights. Thanks to voice recognition, you can use the speaker with up to 6 people. First connect the speaker to AC power, then use Bluetooth to link it with the Google Home app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. Adjust settings such as the language of the speaker and the temperature display. Do you have Google Chromecast? If so, you can use voice control to stream videos to your television via the speaker and connect the speaker to other Google Cast supported speakers.

Note: The Flemish version of Google Home isn't available yet. This means you use the Dutch or French version in Belgium. When you ask Google Home questions about the news or the weather, you get answers that are about The Netherlands or France. The other smart options, such as controlling your lighting, thermostat, or your music, are available.

The Google Home speaker plays your favorite music and is your hands-free help around the house. The speaker can be set up for each language and country. You get the most recent information about things such as the trains, the weather, and the news from the country that you've set. This isn't available for Belgium yet. You can give commands to play music or to dim your smart lights. Thanks to voice recognition, you can use the speaker with up to 6 people. First connect the speaker to AC power, then use Bluetooth to link it with the Google Home app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. Adjust settings such as the language of the speaker and the temperature display. Do you have Google Chromecast? If so, you can use voice control to stream videos to your television via the speaker and connect the speaker to other Google Cast supported speakers.

Note: The Flemish version of Google Home isn't available yet. This means you use the Dutch or French version in Belgium. When you ask Google Home questions about the news or the weather, you get answers that are about The Netherlands or France. The other smart options, such as controlling your lighting, thermostat, or your music, are available.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Charging cable

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Charging cable

Tips for using this product

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Key specs

Smart home platform
Google Assistant, Homey, IFTTT
Power supply type
Grid current
Voice control
Yes
Linkable to a protocol
No


Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,3/10
    An audio beast

    Karel | 4 June 2019

    • Beautiful sound and clear bass
    • Easy to use and install
    • Excellent build quality
    • Easy to use gestures
    • No 3.5mm jack
    • No 'skip song' gesture

    I love this product because it's an easy way to manage your smart appliances and it has a very clear bass to it.

    Karel | 4 June 2019
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    7,2/10
    Sounds and looks nice, but user experience needs work

    Roy | 4 December 2019

    • Better sound than the mini
    • Easy to setup
    • Looks nice
    • Misunderstanding of voice commands
    • Occasionally loses connection
    • Google home integration can be sketchy

    It's a decent upgrade over the home mini, but it sometimes just stops playing music when using Spotify. The voice commands and integration with Google Home can make you feel like you live in the future when it works, but too often it leads to frustration. This technology is clearly still in its infancy and still needs a lot of optimisation.

    Roy | 4 December 2019
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,3/10
    a good start for automating your house!

    mohamed elsawy | 10 September 2019

    • better mic than mini
    • better sound quality than mini
    • Can identify different voices
    • understand all my Spotify & netflix requests
    • you will get addicted to getting all the smart home gadgets!

    very useful in the morning to know the weather, in the afternoon I just sit lazy on my sofa and control my TV and lights through google home! it can tell jokes too :D

    mohamed elsawy | 10 September 2019
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Great buy, would love to get another
    • Great audio
    • Language options
    • Design
    • Compact
    • Setup is easy
    • Nothing

    Love it, have two Sonos which appears a bit disappointing next too the Google home (except for the audio) as it needs to be reset each time it’s moved from a room & that “google lady” on the Sonos does not listen that well

    Mandy Leonard | 26 June 2020
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    Value for money
    • Good voice detection
    • Nice to have Bluetooth speaker
    • Works seamlessly with chrome cast
    • Follow-up commands are not that great
    • No chargeable Battery

    It’s accuracy to identify different voices and languages.

    HB | 31 August 2020
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Nice gadget, great sound
    • Great sound
    • Nice features
    • Integrates with a lot of smart appliances
    • Google needs to bring more features
    • Doesn't always understand commands

    I've been using Google Home for a while now, at the moment the best features were the animal sounds it makes which entertains our kids, plays music on demand, with great sound quality, and can control various items in the house such as the thermostat or the lights, which is great.

    All in all a fun gadget to have.

    Sotirios Vertsetis | 9 December 2019
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,7/10
    goed
    • leuk product
    • de spraakopdracht werkt erg prettig

    als je wilt proberen met slimme controle, moet je dit hebben

    Richi Lareen | 20 December 2018
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    6,8/10
    Great value for my money

    It's what u expect, pretty good picture and sound quality

    Ranjini Ms Ramiah | 26 April 2020

Specifications

Product

Product number
803578
Manufacturer code
GA00341-NL
Brand
Nest
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty
Old product returned for free
Yes

Physical properties

Height
8,8 cm
Depth
21,6 cm
Width
15,5 cm
Weight
1 kg
Color
White
Material
Fabric, Plastic
Integrated screen
No
Integrated microphone
Yes
Water-resistant
No

Power supply

Power supply type
Grid current

Network and streaming

Koppeling met router
Wireless
Multi-room audio
Yes
Multi-room functions
Make a stereo pair, Surround sound mode, Zones separately, Zones simultaneously
Plays from network
Yes
AirPlay
No
Google Cast
Yes
Spotify Connect
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Bluetooth profiles
Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Remote control (AVRCP), Standard Audio (A2DP)
NFC
No
Streaming services
Google Play Music, Netflix, Spotify, TuneIn, YouTube
Number of devices that can be paired
1

Smart Home compatibility

Controlled via app
Yes
Compatible with smartphone / apps
Yes
Controlled via Apple app
Yes
Controlled via Android app
Yes
Controlled via Windows app
No
Linkable to home automation
Yes
Control panel included
Yes
Smart home platform
Google Assistant, Homey, IFTTT

Other properties

Voice control
Yes
Clock speed
1,2 GHz
Frequencies
2400
Number of frequency channels
2
Protocol
Bluetooth

Introduction year and updates

Guaranteed support with updates
36 months after release date
Year introduced
2016
Introduction month
November