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I agree that the Home responding when you're not talking to it is an issue and I think Google needs to allow custom wake words for the Home. However, saying that the Home/Alexa devices don't "do much" is vastly shortsighted. The true power regarding Google Home/Alexa lies in the ability to integrate with smart home devices as well as connect your real life to the digital word.

For example, I currently have an IFTTT command for "Hey Google, Goodnight" which turns off all of the house lights, locks all the doors, sets the alarm and finally sets the nest to the night routine. Sure, I could do all of those things through their individual apps or even through a separate custom command / button but there is something very satisfying about the ability to say a simple phrase out loud and have the Home carry out all of those tasks to the other devices I have set.

In regards to connecting your real life to your digital life, I often use our Google Homes to add/review calendar events, tasks (via todoist) or notes. For example, just the other day I was measuring our windows to replace our blinds with automated ones and while I was measuring the window, rather than stopping to write down the measurements or pull out my phone to do that I simply had wonder take a note for each windows measurement.

Here is a list of some ways our family has used Google Home / Alexa recently:


Had Google call my phone when I had lost it
Had Google check the weather forecast to know what to dress the kids in that morning
Ordered some Halloween candy from Amazon at a special discount via Alexa & Echo
Watched my kids be entertained for hours having Google tell them knock knock jokes or turning the lights different colors.
Had Google dim/brighten the lights before/after watching a movie/show
Had Google adjust the thermostat temperature
Had Google lock certain doors or open the garage door for package deliveries
Had Google translate a Spanish word to English my kid was repeating from school
And finally, my personal favorite and most memorable use of our Google home so far was when I walked in on my 6-year-old daughter asking Google what the answers to her math questions were on her homework. I couldn't help but laugh at her ingenuity and I wasn't bothered by her "extra help" when I confirmed with her that she knew how to do the problems herself.


So while there are certainly a lot of improvements that can be made to Google Home and a lot of security/privacy concerns that will arise with all of the home automation things that are happening right now, the Google home is anything but "not much".
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I have had echos (the main device, the wands, and phones) and google home.

Alexa was good, and cheaper. But it felt like we were yelling at it to get it to respond. And the newer devices were expensive, and felt gimmicky. It suffers when you ask actual questions. It's lack of search algorithm means it's use outside of premade commands is useless.


Google home seemed to pick up commands amazingly well (almost too well sometimes), and had better sound.
The search algorithm, while not perfect, was MUCH more useful, expanding the function past just premade commands.

It's integration to the Chromecast and phones (we have pixel XLs) means this was painless and easy transition.

We have given our echos away to friends who are into smart home, but lack the money to really get in deep.

We've also started using older phones, factory reset or rooting them, and using them as side room assistant devices.
Great for rooms we don't often use, but might need access to smart home commands.
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Not bad. However, you're better off buying a Google Mini, a Chromecast Audio and a decent set of speakers for about the same cost if you care about sound quality.
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Lowest Price I have ever seen it.
Crazy deal.

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Got one.

No tax did it for me.
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Bought 2 for $158, no tax, no shipping!
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Just bought one as well. No tax. Price is at or near +- any upcoming bf deal
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After reading the seller's negative reviews, I'd have to pass.
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What can you do with these speakers? Is google better than Alexa or Siri or Cortana?
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What is the difference between this and the mini? Just the speaker size? Will the mini do everything this one will? What are the limitations? I can't find a definite answer online. I am looking for the BF mini @Walmart for $29 w/$25 credit but will get this one if it does more.
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Good deal, jump now while you can
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why pay this much for it when the google minis will be $29 - $10 Gift cards in like 2-3 days?

yeah i am sure the power of the speaker wont be as good, just like echo, but is it really a big deal?
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eBay GC is 10% off via Samsung Pay. Makes it sweeter.
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Not bad. However, you're better off buying a Google Mini, a Chromecast Audio and a decent set of speakers for about the same cost if you care about sound quality.
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Heavily considering this. Was going for the $30 mini with $25 walmart express.... but... Hm. The one thing about the mini is it can't connect to bluetooth speakers, which I might want. But is it worth the 50+ extra dollars? I don't intent to play music over it. I want to spend money on it, but I can't convince myself.
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