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Google Home supports navigating touch-tone menus by voice

Google Home got call support last year, but although we've been able to make use of the hardware's hands-free VoIP support since then, there were a …

Google Home

Hey Google: Alarms and timers should work seamlessly across all my devices

Alarms and timers are probably two of the things I use the Google Assistant for most often. Voice commands making setting them dead simple …

Smart Homes

Top 10 Best Accessories for Google Home & Mini in 2018

If you’re looking for the best, must-have smart home devices and accessories for your Google Home and Home Mini, please read our list to find out …

Smart Homes

Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed On One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it's good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google's …

Google Home

How to call people and text them with Google Home

This is your complete guide to making phone calls and sending text messages on your Google Home smart speaker, by talking to the Google …

Google Home

How to choose your new Google Assistant voice

At Google I/O 2018, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced on stage that there would be new Google Assistant voices for you to choose from — six to be exact, bringing the total to eight. Before, you’d only be able to choose between a male or female voice, but now you can select a new Google Assistant …

Google

Google Home's new continued conversation setting keeps the mic hot for a smoother chat

You won't have to say, "Hey, Google" as often if you want to keep asking questions. Say "thank you" to turn off the mic.<p>Google wants Google Assistant to be more conversational, but one of the least conversational aspects of talking to it is a necessary evil. You need to say either "Hey, Google," or …

Smart Homes

Google Assistant gets 6 new voices, including John Legend's

Best yet, you can map different voices to different users.<p>Goodbye, Google-robo-Assistant. Hello, John Legend.<p>You'll now be able to choose among six new voices for Google Assistant for your Android phone or Google Home, Google announced at its annual I/O conference within spitting distance of its …

Google Assistant

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home might not have the Echo's "skills," but there's still plenty it can do.<p>The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia …

Smart Homes

You can now use Google Assistant to buy movie tickets

Just in time for the upcoming <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, Google is rolling out a new feature for Google Assistant that will make it pretty easy to pick …

Google Assistant

Google Home Mini review, 6 months later: The smart speaker that should be in everybody's home

When Amazon launched the Echo Dot in 2015, it made a breakthrough in the smart speaker industry by offering all of the smarts of Alexa in a package …

Smart Homes

5 Ways to Secure Your Google Home Device

Although Google doesn't have the most popular digital assistant on the market (yet), its smart speakers — Google Home, Google Home Max and Google …

Google Home

Studies show Google Assistant is still miles ahead of Alexa and Siri

If you’re lucky enough to have more than one smart assistant in your life, the results of two studies this week probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you. For everyone else: just buy a device with Google Assistant already.<p><b>The studies:</b> This week we saw not one, but two studies detailing …

Google Assistant

Study shows Google Assistant is smarter than its rivals

For the second year in a row, digital marketing agency Stone Temple has found that Google Assistant is the smartest digital assistant on the …

Smart Homes

Where is the best place for a smart speaker? Here's your guide

Your home might have a smart speaker already, but does it need another? And what rooms deserve one most?<p>While you might not need a smart speaker in every room of your home, once you test drive a smart speaker or two, you'll quickly learn how useful they can be all around the house. But where <i>should</i> …

Living Rooms

How to set up Routines on your Google Home device

Your Google Home device is an extremely capable smart speaker. It can play music, let you make hands-free calls, and adjust your thermostat, to name …

Google

99 Funny Questions to Ask Google Home

While Google Home is a great personal voice assistant, how much do you really know about the Google home app? You might be surprised to learn that …

Google Home

Everything you need to know about Google Home

Here's your guide on where to buy, how to get started and how to get the most out of your Google smart speaker.<p>Welcome to CNET's guide to the Google Home smart speaker. Perhaps you're wondering if this relatively new category of tech is for you, or maybe you just bought one of Google's smart …

Smart Homes

You can now start and resume podcasts between your phone and the Google Home

An update to how Google manages podcasts appears to be forthcoming, starting with the ability to start and resume podcasts between your Google Assistant devices. Now, if you begin listening to a podcast on your phone, you can pause and continue listening to the rest on a Google Home just by asking …

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Google Assistant's routines are an easy way to automate your home

Since Amazon's Echo arrived in late 2014, voice assistants have become increasingly important in making sense of the disparate smart home devices like speakers, light bulbs, thermostats, security cameras and more. But in the last few months, Alexa and the Google Assistant started letting users do …

Smart Homes

Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race — between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the …

What Is Google Home? Everything You Need To Know [User Guide]

Paul Briden 18/04/2018 - 1:33pm Confused about what Google Home is and what it can do? We're here to help While the smart speaker market is …

Ikea Tradfri smart lights work with Google Assistant now

• Ikea smart lights in the Tradfri line now work with Google Assistant.<br>• Ikea initially only supported Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit when it came to the smart lights.<br>• Keep in mind that Ikea smart lights need a hub to operate, not just the bulbs themselves.<p>Back in November, we found out that popular …

9 Google Home Gadgets to Start Your Smart Home

Google Home is coming on strong in the smart-home market. It still trails Amazon's Echo but is far ahead of Apple's HomePod and has gained a lot of …

Ikea TRÅDFRI smart lights can now be controlled from Google Home and Assistant

• Update 1: 2018/04/12 7:05am PDT Here are screenshots of the entire setup dialog and process. Thanks again, Arne!<p>Ikea's Tradfri are one of the …

[Update: Try Premium+, just 99p for 3 months] Deezer is now available on Google Home devices in the UK

• Update 1: 2018/04/11 4:25am PDT Get 3 months of Deezer Premium+ for just 99p<p>At I/O in May 2017, Google announced some new compatibility for playing …

Android News

Tip: Use your Google Home to play white noise

Series: Google Home tips and features<p>This article is part of our <b>Google Home tips and features</b> series.<p>Previous ArticleNext Article<p>139 1. The ultimate …

Google Home

Play music on Bluetooth speakers or headphones

You can disconnect a speaker from Google Home but leave it paired.<p>Using the Google Home app<p>Open the Google Home app .<p>In the top right corner of the …

Google Play audiobooks get new features like Smart Resume and more

Back in January, Google officially rolled out built-in audiobook support in Google Play Books, adding a bit more competition to the market against …

How to Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker With Google Home

Google announced an overdue update for its smart speakers this week: You can finally connect your Google Home to another Bluetooth speaker with …