Poll results: would you buy a device like Google Home?


Back at Google I/O earlier this year, the company announced a new product — a smart box, competitor to Amazon's Echo. Called Google Home, it's basically Google's assistant (the one you can use through the Allo app) put in your living room, listening for your commands, search queries, and smart home control requests. Just like Google Now, it can give you information on your agenda for the day, trips, weather, et cetera.

While there's no confirmation that it would be launched at the October 4 event, it still should hit the market sooner or later. But we have to wonder — how does everybody feel about a Google bot in their home, constantly listening in "for commands"? Is having such a machine in the confines of your own home a bit too much, considering its usefulness?

Of those who voted, more than 65% are interested in giving Google Home a go, 20% see no use for it, and the rest are a bit concerned about having a Google box in their home constantly listening in. Hey, it's a post-Snowden world!

Would you buy a device like Google Home?

Nope, I don't see the use for it
19.76%
No, for privacy concerns
14.12%
Sure, I'd give it a go!
66.12%

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3 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

i dont want google to spy my home...

2. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

If you are seriously worried about Google spying on you, then get rid of every single electronic device you have and live in a cave for the rest of your life. That's about the only way you'll be safe from being spied on. That being said, I'd like a Google Home more than my Alexa considering it would be more integrated with my phone.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'm more interested in getting some kind of preloaded kodi box or something similar. I heard you can watch cable and premium movies for free

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