Google has revealed its vociferous response to the Alexa-powered Echo, the smart speakers by Amazon. The latest smart gadget by unveiled by the American tech giant at the I/O conference 2016.
Just like Echo, which comes with Alexa voice-controlled assistant, Google Home is also equipped with a virtual assistant. The smart virtual assistant can seamlessly integrate with all the smart devices in your home and control them.
Just like Echo, Google Home can also serve as your entertainment system and music player as it streams music from the cloud. The device comes with Google Cast support and thus, can be used with the other speakers to create a multi-room audio experience.
You can even use it to play video games on your Android TV using Chromecast. Google Home is smart enough to distinguish the voice commands telling it to activate a particular speaker in the home instead of all.
Google Home is the ultimate IoT hub which can seamlessly integrate with all the smart devices in your house including the thermostats, lights, and other appliances. To ensure that Home will not mess up your home décor or the theme of your living room, you can change the base of the device. However, the LEDs at the bottom of the gadget will remain in their place. These LEDs indicate the status of the gadget.
Google Home is equipped with a smart Google Assistant. The all-rounder assistant will not only keep your updated with your daily schedule but also answer your queries. Google Assistant is patient enough to deal with your follow up questions till you exhaust!
Assistant is a great AI tool, powered by machine learning. The efficient natural language processing allows Assistant to comprehend the voice commands readily and respond with near-human perfection.
Google has also developed a dedicated OS for the IoT called Brillo. As more appliances run by Brillo emerge, Google Home will become more powerful, controlling nearly all aspects in a house.
Google Home will be launched in Q4 2016. The company said that the device was revealed at the I/O 2016 to give the developers a taste of the features of Google Home and how they can be used to bring more to Google Home. Home will be compatible with both iOS and Android.
So next time when you want to wash the dishes or switch on the garage light, all you need is to ask!