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Chromecast Ultra

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

Chromecast Ultra

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

Echo

by Amazon
by Amazon

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Amazon Tap

by Amazon
by Amazon

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Google Home

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug

by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.
by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.

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TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.
by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.

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Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

by Honeywell International Inc.
by Honeywell International Inc.

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Like Amazon which has a series of dedicated voice controlled assistants like the Amazon EchoAmazon Tap, and Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Google offers Google Home which supports Google Assistant. 

With Google Assistant, you can use voice commands though your Chromecast to cast movies or video to your TV or other smart home devices like Nest or Philips Hue to monitor and control lights, thermostats, locks, security systems, and power outlets in your home. Google Home uses Wi-Fi to connect to these devices, and you can use the Google Home App to control all these devices. We had used the Google Home App previously for setting up Chromecast on the Google Pixel in this review.

Just like Amazon, simply plug Google Home in to start asking it to fetch the weather forecast or news, play some music, set alarms or timers, or  control some of your home automated devices. Similarly Google Home also has far-field microphones to let you hear from any direction. 

As with most voice control platforms, Google Home is integrated with natural language processing capability for speech recognition. There's a touch panel to let you control the device as well as a mute button to put the microphones on standby.

Google has a comprehensive list of Google Home's compatible partners for services like audio, smart home, streaming and more. Here we listed down some of the smart home products supported by Google Home as below.

Philips Hue Starter Kit White & Color Light

Philips Hue Starter Kit White Ambiance

Philips Hue Starter Kit White Light

Caseta Wireless Dimmer Kit with Smart Bridge

WeMo Switch Smart Plug

WeMo Insight Switch Smart Plug

TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug

TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

Insteon Starter Kit Hub & Dimmer

Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat

Sensi Smart Thermostat

WeMo Light Switch

Insteon Central Controller Hub

Wink Connected Home Hub

Honeywell Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Next we'll be doing a series of reviews showing how to use the Google Home and how it works with some of these smart home devices.

Reviewed Products

Reviewed Products

Chromecast Ultra

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

Chromecast Ultra

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

Echo

by Amazon
by Amazon

Buy Now on Amazon

Amazon Tap

by Amazon
by Amazon

Buy Now on Amazon

Google Home

by Google Inc.
by Google Inc.

TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug

by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.
by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.

Buy Now on Amazon

TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug

by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.
by TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd.

Buy Now on Amazon

Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat

by Honeywell International Inc.
by Honeywell International Inc.

Buy Now on Amazon

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