What do users get? Easy queries, web-searches, note- and reminder-making, texting, calls, and music playback through a simple voice request. And addressing your smart assistant by voice is definitely much less awkward when you do it in the comfort of your own home.
Apple has just joined the fold and has finally announced the launch date for its HomePod. Samsung is reportedly preparing its own smart speaker, and LG has been seen dabbling with the concept. Of course, there are the Google Home and Amazon Echo out there as well. Obviously, these large companies see a market for the smart speakers. Do you? Would you buy one, or do you already have one?
Would you buy / do you have a smart home speaker?
I have one / am buying one ASAP!
Not sure yet...
Nope, not interested
Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016
Have several GH and one Echo Dot
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 9:26 AM 1
Posts: 2211; Member since: Jan 16, 2011
Google home is awesome. My kids love it. They ask a multitude of questions, as well as the fact that Chromecast turns the TV on and off with their words :) Google adds functionality to it regularly and the speaker is really decent in it for playing music - so its essentially our spotify music box when we have people over for dinner or BBQ's. If you don't have one now, definitely get one. They're awesome!
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 8:18 PM 0
Posts: 444; Member since: Feb 21, 2016
I prefer a serious sound system.
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 9:27 AM 3
Posts: 7176; Member since: Mar 16, 2013
Do you have a TV or home theater system? If you do, then you can also play movies, YouTube videos, music, Netflix, and more using a Google Home or even an inexpensive mini. I don't see Apples Homepod support those options, yet. You don't want people to hear you, but it's okay for people to see you with your iPhone X FaceID. Go figure.
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 10:04 AM 0
Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013
You can have both. Use whatever speakers you want, plug a Chromecast audio into it, and link a Google home mini to it...BAM! Now you have Google Home/Assistant benefits pumping through a "serious sound system" on the cheap. ;)
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 3:52 PM 0
Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013
I have 7 total: 1 Home Max, 3 Home, and 3 Home Mini. Yeah I'm kind of all-in on Google's ecosystem
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 9:43 AM 0
Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 23, 2014
I have a buddy who has a home littered with 5 Echo Dots, an Echo Show, a standard Echo, a Google home mini, and, a Google Home. They control lights, home security, kitchen appliances, the piano, home theatre, ceiling fans, window curtains, bathroom shower (!) and much more. It's "extremely" creepy feeling when I visit as he spends quite a lot of time barking commands to them, and, even more so when the Google Home and Echo begin to have garbled conversations with each other!
posted on Jan 23, 2018, 1:12 PM 2
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