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A Guide to Google Home

Google Home is Google’s smart speaker. Just like Amazon Echo and its voice assistant Alexa, Google Home, with the help of Google Assistant, can stream music, answer questions and control connected devices in your smart home such as smart light bulbs or switches.

What are Google Assistant and Google Home?

Google Assistant is the digital voice-controlled assistant that is integrated into Google. By using AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning, it is a powerful and smart helper in the home. Roughly simplified, you can say that talking to Google Assistant is a bit like talking directly to the Google search engine, for example. do searches online.

What can Google Assistant and Google Home do?

  • Play music and stream from services like Spotify
  • Read the news
  • Tell us how the weather here in your city
  • Wake you up
  • Run different actions (Google’s name for Google Home apps)
  • Create a shopping list.
  • Remind yourself of different things
  • Manage your calendar, add appointments to your calendar or even read your calendar
  • Used as a timer
  • Check “smart” devices in your home such as light bulbs (if they support Google Home)
  • Answer questions (Ok Google, how old is the…)

Google home speakers:

  • Google home
  • Google home mini
  • Google nest hub
  • Google home max

On May 28, Google’s newest smart speaker display, the Google Nest Hub, was released. Thanks to the display and the built-in Chromecast, it works perfectly in the kitchen. You can even stream via SVT Play and Viaplay!

What can you say about Google Home and Google Assistant?
Below you will find a list of different commands for Google Home and Google Assistant in English. Click on the category you are interested in to view the full list of commands. And remember to say “Ok Google” before asking Google to do anything.

Okay, Google…

  • How hot is it now?
  • What is the weather like today?
  • What will the weather be like tomorrow?
  • Will it rain in Mallorca this weekend?
  • Do I need an umbrella today?
  • Do I need sunglasses today?
  • To-do lists & Productivity
  • To-do lists & Productivity
  • Remember to buy coffee
  • Remind me to buy flour
  • Add milk to my shopping list
  • Timers, Alarm Clocks and Reminders
  • Set a timer for 10 minutes

Music and streaming

  • Open Spotify
  • Play Green Day on Google Play Music
  • Which song is this?
  • Language
  • translations

How to say (words) in…. (language)

  • How do you say “hello” in Spanish?
  • Movies and Cinema
  • Movies and cinema
  • Hi Google, when did (movie name) premiere?
  • Quiz and Knowledge issues
  • Geography
  • What is the capital of Lithuania called?
  • How many people live in New York?
  • How large is the population of the USA?
  • Define and look up words (spellings)
  • Define [a word]
  • Navigation, local restaurants and shops (opening hours)
  • Is McDonald’s close to me now?
  • Google Home & Google Assistant Easter Eggs
  • What do you think of Xgames?
  • -How does (an animal) sound?
  • How does a werewolf sound?

Google Home

Google Home is Google’s flagship smart speaker. With the Google Assistant built-in voice assistant, this smart speaker can answer questions, read information, play music through Spotify, or control your smart home (such as Philips Hue lighting). It also supports IFTTT so you can create new uses for the speaker yourself.

  • Supports Bluetooth® 4.1.
  • Diameter: 96.4 mm, Height: 142.8 mm, Weight: 477 g.
  • Connects to Wi-Fi (supports 802.11b / g / n / ac as well as 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
  • Has a 2 “driver and 2” radiators for clear sound with good bass.
  • Google Assistant supports over 10,000 different smart home products such as smart light bulbs and switches.
  • Supports multi-room playback (multi-room)
  • What is included in the box?

Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini is a smaller variant of Google’s smart speakers. Like its big brother, it uses Google Assistant’s voice assistant to answer questions, read information, play music through Spotify, or control your smart home. A good choice if you want to test a voice assistant in your home, but at a lower price.

  • Supports Bluetooth
  • Supports multiroom playback
  • Diameter: 98mm, Height: 42 mm.
  • The length of the power cable is 1.5m
  • Weight: The speaker weighs 173 g, Power cable 75 g
  • Connects to Wi-Fi (supports 802.11b / g / n / ac as well as 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
  • 360 degree sound with a built-in 40mm driver

System Requirements for the Google Home App:

The Google Home app requires iOS 9.1 or later, or Android 5.0 or later. For more information about the operating systems that Google Home supports, Google has more information here.

For some services, there may be additional costs. For example, if you want to use Spotify to listen to music in your Google Home, this, of course, requires a subscription to Spotify premium.

Google nest hub

What is Google Nest Hub?

The look is similar to a tablet, but Google Nest Hub (formerly Google Home Hub) is Google’s newest smart speaker.

Released in May 2019 – but looks to be one of the 2020s most popular Google speakers.

Google Home Hub was presented by Google on October 9. It has become a popular speaker for those who want their smart speakers in the kitchen. It works well for recipes, timers and to listen to the pod while you cook.

Google home max

What is Google Home Max?

Google Home Max is Google’s answer to Amazon Echo Plus and possibly Apple HomePod then is in the same size class. Google Home Max also uses the smart assistant Google Assistant but with the difference that it has significantly larger speakers than its younger siblings the Google Home Mini and Google home for a better audio experience.


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