Enjoy a Smart Home with Google

Google Home is Google’s smart speaker which was announced last May and released in America last November and in the UK in April. The hands-free speaker features the Google Assistant and can be used to do everything from answering questions to doing tasks to make your life easier. It can respond to different members of your household thanks to its voice-distinguishing technology. Clever, eh?

Main Features

Google Home is packed with features ranging from basics such as alarm functions, calendars, a currency convertor and a calculator to Bluetooth Audio, jokes, games, a dictionary, financial and travel information and smart home services. Why get up to dim the lights or check the hallway lamps when Google Home can do the job for you? Just make sure that you have the smart light bulbs from compatible partners to go with it.

Another major selling point for Google Home is its multi-room audio capabilities, which can synchronise music throughout your home, no matter how you choose to combine the likes of Chromecast Audio, speakers with built-in Chromecast and Google Home itself.

Overall, Google Home makes playing your favourite tunes a breeze, whether you want to pick songs by certain artists, certain genres or albums from your own personal playlist or according to your mood or activity. Supported music services include Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn and the BBC.

More Supported Services

Google Home is supported by a range of services, all designed to make your life easier or more enjoyable. If you want the smartest home possible, for example, you can take advantage of the likes of Google Home with Nest, Philips Hue personal wireless lighting, tp-link, WeMo, Hive and Netatmo.

Where to get Google Home?

Of course, Google can supply you with your Home speaker set-up for £129 from Google Store but there are other options. There are a host of other suppliers out there, ranging from Argos to John Lewis.

You could also check out Maplin, where you can enjoy three months of free Google Play Music if you buy the hands-free speaker or Very or even PC World?