Google Home - White and Slate

Code: A14XL

Google Home - White and Slate is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
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  • Hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant
  • Get answers from Google, enjoy your music, manage your everyday tasks and control compatible smart devices around your home
  • Play your music from Google Play Music, Spotify and more

Product details

Google Home - White and Slate

• Hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant
• Get answers from Google, enjoy your music, manage your everyday tasks and control compatible smart devices around your home
• Play your music from Google Play Music, Spotify and more
• Voice control your smart devices
• Multiple people can control and ask questions, perfect for a family/shared accomodation
• A speaker designed for any room
• Google Home available for purchase and delivery within the UK mainland only

Meet your Google Assistant
Google Home is a voice activated smart speaker that is powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions, tell it to do things, and control your smart devices all by using your voice. You can enjoy your music from a variety of sources, or manage your day to day activities. Google Home is your assistant, that you can use your way, and it’s always ready to help. Simply start by saying "Okay Google".

Get answers from Google
You can get real-time answers to a variety of questions, from weather and traffic to sports and finance. You can even elaborate on your questions. For example, you can ask Google Home "Where is the closest pharmacy?" and when you have the answer you need, you can follow this up with "What time do they close?" or "What is their phone number?". Google Home has far-field microphones so that it can hear you reliably. Multiple people can ask questions and it is not programmed to only listen to one person, making it perfect for the family or flatmates.

Enjoy your music
By simply using your voice, you can ask Google Home to play music, podcasts, news or radio from a variety of different sources including Google Play Music and Spotify. Google Home is optimised for selected music and audio services only; subscriptions may be required. You can enjoy even more compatible audio services by streaming directly from your Android or iPhone to Google Home from one of the 100+ Chromecast enabled apps. Google Home has a built-in high excursion speaker that delivers Hi-Fi quality sound.

Manage your everyday tasks
You can use Google Home as a hands-free way to set alarms, timers, or even use it to add items to your shopping lists. Google Assistant can help you with your schedule and let you know any updates on your daily commute. You can even tailor it to help in the way that suits you.

Control smart devices
You can link compatible Smart Home products to Google Home and control your lighting or heating with just your voice. When paired with a Google Chromecast, you can even use Google Home to control your home entertainment.

Specification
Colour White and Grey
Audio High excursion speaker with 2" driver + dual 2" passive radiators
Far-field voice recognition supports hands-free use
Supported Audio Formats MP3,
HE-AAC
LC-AAC+
FLAC (with support for high-resolution streams)
WAV (LPCM)
Vorbis
Wireless 802.11ac (2.4 GHz/5 Ghz) Wi-Fi for high-performance streaming
System Requirements Android 4.2 and higher
iOS 8.0 and higher
Power Requirements Required 16.5 V, 2 A included
Ports & Connectors DC power socket
Width 96.4 mm
Depth 96.4 mm
Height 142.8 mm
Weight 477 g
Package Contents
Google Home Device
1.8m Power Cable
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have been using Google Home for a while now and yes it is limited in what it can do at the moment but it is expanding, a great addition to any home. Main uses at the moment are: reading out my daily agenda, switching lights off and on, verbally sourcing information and using its music function. If you are a little bit techy then this is the toy for you, works out of the box but needs a little bit of fiddling to use 3rd party smart things, would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great start but more features required Love the idea of a personal assistant for the home and I'm already a heavy user of Google services, so I managed to hold off buying an Echo while I waited for the Home to be released in the UK. The things it does well - shopping lists, morning update with calendar info and news, casting Spotify playlists to Chromecasts, etc - it does really well, but here's still a few things it struggles with. Setting reminders is a must that needs to be added soon, public transport information. and the biggest of all multiple accounts for different users. These should all be coming soon though, and as I look into what else is possible I can see myself buying more connected devices such as Hue lights and a Nest thermostat to get even more use out of it.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my smart home Added Google home to my smart home yesterday and it is already a winner in my eyes. I've had Amazon Echo Dot up until now and, although it's a great product, Google Home surpasses it in my opinion for a few reasons. The main reason for me is the search function. It's more intelligent, bringing back much more relevant responses and can string questions together so you don't end up repeating yourself. It can actually dictate the content from websites for you (I used it for a recipe) which is really useful and she seems to understand questions in a more natural language than the Echo which is a bit more keyword / command driven. Linking it to my existing smart home products was really easy and had no room conflicts like the Echo. I have Philips Hue, Nest and Wemo switches all connected and working perfectly. The response time for smart home actions is slightly faster too. I've also connected my Chromecast to launch Netflix and Youtube on the TV which all works smoothly. Although I don't use it specifically for music as I already have Sonos speakers, the sound has a good depth and quality for quite a small speaker. Hoping Sonos integration is coming soon! The design is subtle and the coloured light show when it's thinking or listening is a nice touch! Oh and the daily update linked to calendar and news is great first thing in the morning. Only draw back would be the cost to expand this throughout the home as there are no cheaper units like Amazon Echo and Dot.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need to allow multiple accounts This is a fantastic machine but it needs to support multiple accounts to allow many people to use it. I usually run Spotify to my Chromecast in my bedroom but if my other housemate changes the music on a different device, it changes mine as well.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An great start that is likely to keep improving The speaker is great with a good depth of sound. It may not quite be up to running a party but perhaps with two speakers in a room, it might. The microphone is great a picks up your voice amazingly well even in a loud environment. Alexa is good but I've had far fewer misheard commands in the testing I have done so far. Different commands have different levels of usefulness and flexibility and it really depends on your use-case as to how useful they will be for you. I was very impressed with the timer functions and music playback controls. Integration is probably the weakest point of Google Home at the moment as it's lagging behind Echo a little right now in terms of supported accessories. If you use Philips Hue, Tp-Link, WeMo et al then you'll find it great but if you have Lightwave RF or Zwave then you'll have more issues and will need to rely on Domoticz or similar software to get the most out of it. I'm really looking forward to the future updates and integrations that can only make this product get better. IMHO all home automation right now is an early adopter product so if you're not up for a bit of fiddling or a few quirks then you should probably hold off before jumping in.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great hardware, poor software I've been waiting for a Google home for a while and finally bought one today. Sadly, it is an unfinished product with major features not working. The shopping list feature on Google Home is useless in the UK - it is adding items to the shopping list but it is not possible to view the shopping list on Google Keep and hence impossible to delete any items. Whenever I try and view the shopping list on the Google Home app it comes up with an error message. This should be an easy problem to fix for Google but at the moment it is unusable hence only one on star. I find it unacceptable to roll out a product for 130 pounds without testing it and having a major flaw in one of its major advertised features. Apart from this, Google Home is a reasonable product. Build quality is solid. The microphone works flawless even from further away (in fact I used it in the other room with no problems). Voice recognition is good most of the times. It is a great addition for controlling your smart home devices. It works well works with Philips Hue although voice commands are very simplistic at the moment. It is possible to play music from Google Play and use voice commands to watch movies on Netflix on a Chromecast TV.
Date published: 2017-04-06
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What is the wattage of the google home speakers?

Asked by: Google Optimist
Unfortunately, Google has not included this as part if the items specification.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-26

Do you sell the UK/Ireland adapter plug and how much does it cost??

Asked by: Paul
Unfortunately we do not sell spare power adapters.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-19

What length is the power cable that is supplied?

Asked by: Dr Nick
This comes with a 1.8m cable.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-15

Does it connect easily with the BT smarthub? Unlike the Amazon echo

Asked by: Stuart4711
Yes it works fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-14

has it got bluetooth

Asked by: gwylew
No this device does not have bluetooth.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-04-11

Is this compatible with Nest, RIng Pro and LightwaveRF devices?

Asked by: Brian
Yes, if you use IFTTT.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2017-04-08

Is this item compatible with the "Hive" range of home automation products? Thank You.

Asked by: Robert
If you use IFTTT with your Google Home it does work with hive.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2017-04-08

Other than being able to speak to it from further away, what will this do that my smart phone phone can't currently do when I say "OK Google" to it.

Asked by: Blaise
It can control smart devices. A list of things the item can do can be found at the link below https://madeby.google.com/home/services/
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-07
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A14XL Google Home - White and Slate (1+) £129.00

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