What is the Google Assistant?
“OK Google, what do you do?”
Google Home houses the intelligent voice assistant aptly named Google Assistant, capable of answering all kinds of questions and performing a variety of tasks relating to your smart home systems and devices. Google Assistant is prompted by users saying “OK Google…” followed by their question or command. Set up new users straight away and Google Home will be able to learn about, understand and recognise each user by their voice for a more intuitive and personal experience.
What can the Google Assistant do?
“OK Google, what is Google Home compatible with?”
Google Home is compatible with a number of the most popular and widely used websites, systems and services on the Internet; as well as smart home products. Want to listen to your favourite music? Google Assistant lets you stream music from Google Play Music, Spotify and more. Fancy watching a film, or maybe the latest episode of your favourite TV show? Just ask your virtual assistant to play the new episode or film on Netflix. Google Assistant can also give you updates on the latest local, national and international news from major media outlets, and real-time sports scores, updates and reports.
“OK Google, set the thermostat to 20 degrees”
Google Home has built-in support to help you automate your smart home systems. Provide commands to your Google Assistant in order to control each of the appliances and systems without moving from your position. Control smart lighting, heating, security and speakers from other leading brands such as the Philips Hue wireless lighting system and Nest smart heating to change the lighting or adjust the temperature to suit your mood. Google Assistant can also keep you up-to-date with events in your calendar and any reminders, such as to pick up milk on your way home from work. It even adds items onto your shopping list for you. Whatever you need, just ask.
“OK Google, what are you made of?”
Google Assistant is a lightweight smart speaker weighing just 480g and standing 143 tall, meaning it is compact enough to move and place anywhere in your home. Google Home is enclosed within a stylish, modular cylindrical body with LEDs located on the top that light up when the speaker is working. The top of your Google Home device is a capacitive touch panel which can be used to stop or start music and to control the volume; while you can customise the look of your virtual assistant by adding a new base.
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Google Home Smart Speaker
Help is here. Meet Google Home. Get hands-free help from the Google Assistant. Google Home gives you the power of Google, with sound that will fill your room. It keeps you informed and up to date with instant news, weather, & commute updates without lifting a finger. Start your smart home. Google Home is always improving with seamless connections to the latest compatible smart lights and thermostats. Control it via the app on your phone or tablet and prompt the device by saying “OK Google…”.
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