Google Home Product Review

by | Dec 24, 2017 | Technology

Team 218’s Review Of Google Home

The Google Home Device

Marketed as a smart speaker, Google Home is much more than?that.

We like to think of Google Home as more of a personal assistant than a smart speaker. The ability to interface with a variety of smart-home controls means this little gadget packs a giant size punch.

The first thing we noticed is the packaging. It’s very well thought out and gives you the impression that you have something of high quality in your hands.

Google Home Speaker
Testimonial 5 Stars

Great Packaging!

Easy to open plus… you feel like you just opened something of high quality and great value.

Set up is easy, we mean really easy. Just one cord to plug into the bottom of the Google Home device with the other end plugging into any convenient outlet. It makes sense to locate the unit centrally in your floor plan unless you plan on using more than one Google Home device. That’s it!

Next step is to download the Google Home App on your smartphone or tablet. Once that’s downloaded, make sure your Bluetooth is turned on and the app will search for the Google Home device and make the connection. You’ll receive a text message with a code to type into the app to verify you are connecting to the correct device.

All that’s left to do is follow the on-screen prompts in the app to customize all the settings for your preferred phone number, wifi, and some options like whether you prefer Google Home to respond in a male or female voice.

Google Home is limited to two “hot-words” which activate the device. “Hey Google” or “OK Google” are?your only options and these cannot be changed.

Once you repeat the hot-words a couple of times so Google Home can recognize your voice, you’re good to go. You should be able to have Google Home up and operational in 30 minutes max.

We started by saying “Hey Google play some Christmas music”. Almost instantly Google Home began playing Christmas music. The sound is rich and surprisingly?full from such a small device.

The voice recognition works very well and even speaking in a soft tone, Google Home responds. The thing about Google Home and its’ counterparts is the longer you have it, the more things you think of to ask of it.

Overall we love Google Home and would recommend it to anyone looking to jump into the “smart speaker” or personal assistant user base. We give it FIVE STARS!




About The Author

Team 218 Web ServicesHi, I'm Chuck Hersey. I'm a partner at Team 218 Web Services and I created this content. I've been building websites and working with SEO projects for over 20 years. I started Team 218 in 2014 with a goal of offering quality, affordable websites to Iowa small businesses and nonprofit organizations. I wanted to provide a complete website package solution to make getting a website easy and fun.

You can contact me by email (puhpx@grnz218.pbz), through our Contact Form or by text or phone at 319-333-0815.

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