Introducing Google Home
Google Home is a brand of smart speakers developed by Google. The first device was announced in May 2016 and released in the United States in November 2016, with subsequent releases globally throughout 2017 and 2018.
Google Home speakers enable users to speak voice commands to interact with services through Google’s personal assistant software called Google Assistant. A large number of services, both in-house and third-party, are integrated, allowing users to listen to music, control playback of videos or photos, or receive news updates entirely by voice. Google Home devices also have integrated support for home automation, letting users control smart home appliances with their voice.
The original Google Home has a cylindrical shape with colored status LEDs on the top for visual representation of its status. The cover over its base is modular, with different color options available through the Google Store for matching with home decor. In October 2017, Google announced two additions to the product lineup, the miniature puck-shaped Google Home Mini and the larger Google Home Max. In October 2018, the company released the Google Home Hub, a smart speaker with a touchscreen video display.
Meet the Google Home family of devices. On call, 24/7. Ask your Google Assistant questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help.
From enjoying your favourite music to hearing the morning news, from checking traffic to adjusting your thermostat, you can ask Google Home anything – no hands required.
Powered by the Google Assistant, you have command of your music, your home and your curiosity. Google Home’s sleek design fits wherever you enjoy music or want access to the Google Assistant. Start by saying, “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”.
Google Home Mini
Meet Google Home Mini, powered by the Google Assistant. The original Google Home gives you hands-free help, and the new Google Home Mini lets you experience it in more places. Whichever you choose, you can get answers, enjoy your entertainment, manage your day and control your smart home, all using just your voice. Both hear you reliably when you say “OK Google” – and can even distinguish your voice from others in your home for a truly personalized experience.